Yosemite National Park

Grand Canyon (credit: Randy Yagi)

National Parks See Large Influx Of Summertime Visitors

Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.

10 hours ago

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Body Of Missing Hiker Found In Yosemite National Park

Officials at Yosemite National Park have found the body of a man who was missing for more than three weeks.

10 hours ago

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Authorities Asking For Help To Find Man Missing In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

09/01/2015

View of the Half Dome monolith from Glacier Point at the Yosemite National Park in California on June 4, 2015.  (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Tourist With Possible Case Of Plague Expected To Recover

State health officials say a Georgia tourist who visited California now has a possible case of the plague, but is expected to make a “full recovery.”

08/19/2015

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Popular Yosemite Campground Shutting After 2 Squirrels Die Of Plague

Officials at Yosemite National Park say they are temporarily shutting a popular campsite after two squirrels died of plague in the area.

08/14/2015

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2 Young Campers Killed By Falling Tree Limb At Yosemite

Officials say two juveniles camping in Yosemite Valley were killed by a falling tree limb Friday morning.

08/14/2015

A brown bear. (Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Midpines Man Says He Fought Off Bear From Porch

A 67-year-old man fought off a black bear that attacked him on his porch Thursday as the state sees an uptick in encounters, likely a result of California’s relentless drought that’s sending bears into populated areas to forage for food, officials said.

08/13/2015

View of the Half Dome monolith from Glacier Point at the Yosemite National Park in California on June 4, 2015.  (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Child Camping At Yosemite National Park Contracts Plague

California officials say a child camping in Yosemite National Park fell ill with plague and was sent to a hospital.

08/06/2015

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Drought Means Booming Business At Tiny Yosemite Post Office

The phone rings a lot at the Tuolumne Meadows Post Office, which is run by two guys in a room that is too small to be an office. It’s so small and far away, they’re still waiting on new stamps.

07/17/2015

This weekend's storm has brought a fresh dumping of snow to the Sierra Nevada. Here, Yosemite's legendary Half Dome is coated with some powder. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS)

‘Impressive’ Sheet Of Rock Falls From Yosemite’s Half Dome

Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome on the most popular route used by climbers.

07/07/2015

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Small Wildfire In Mariposa County Prompts Evacuations

Firefighters are battling a small wildfire that sparked the evacuation of rural homes outside of Yosemite National Park.

06/07/2015

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Drought Has Yosemite National Park Waterfalls Hitting Peak Early

Park rangers say now is the time to come to come to Yosemite since the waterfalls are at their best. They say the falls have reached their strongest point earlier than in previous years because of melting the snowpack. They saw the scene isn’t expected to last.

05/22/2015

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