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Yosemite Climber Pushing To Catch Up To Partner In Record Ascent

One of two climbers attempting a grueling assent up a half-mile of sheer granite in California’s Yosemite National Park is making a push to catch his partner.


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Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.



Cooler Weather Slows Fire In Yosemite National Park

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.


GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25:  Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Forest Service To Release Rim Fire Recovery Plan

The U.S. Forest Service is expected to unveil its plan Wednesday for what to do with millions of trees killed one year ago in California’s massive Rim Fire that stand at the center of a conflict between environmentalists and loggers.


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Wildfire Near Yosemite Ebbs, Some Evacuees Return

A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.


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Local Firefighting Crews Being Sent To Fight Wildfire In Foothills Near Yosemite

Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.


Visitors to Yosemite will be encouraged to park in designated off-road areas while exploring the Tuolumne River. (Getty Images)

Yosemite National Park: No More Parking By The River

Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.


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Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.


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Massive Rim Fire Burning Near Yosemite 80 Percent Contained

Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze.


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Rim Fire Near Yosemite ‘Poses Every Challenge There Can Be’

The fire has moved northeast away from Groveland, where smoke gave away to blue skies Sunday. But at Tuolumne City’s Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne City, the slot machines were quiet as emergency workers took over nearly all of the resort’s 148 hotel rooms.


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UPDATED: Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Rim Fire

Thursday afternoon Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency for the Rim Fire burning in Tuolumne County.


Smoke from the Rim Fire billows above the ranger station in Groveland. (Credit: Inciweb.org)

Rim Fire Threatens 2,000 Structures Near Yosemite

An out-of-control wildfire was threatening more than 2,000 houses, hotels and camp buildings near Yosemite National Park, leading to the evacuation of remote rural homes and camps, and cutting off a key highway.