The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park will is now open as of 6:00 p.m. this evening to all vehicular traffic. Intermittent traffic delays are possible due to on-going clean-up operations.
It’s hot and dry and the fire danger is extermely high. To help prevent fires all visitors are being asked to adhere to the following guidelines: No Smoking No smoking below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are […]
New lightning caused fires: It’s a hot, dry summer and the fire danger is extermely high in the Sierra. Several fires were spawned by last weeks thunderstorms and are now being actively monitored. Most of the fires are small; single tree strikes that amount to less than a tenth of an acre. The fires are […]
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to receive the new primary concession contract for providing visitor services in Yosemite National Park. The 15-year contract – the largest single concession contract in the NPS – is expected to begin on March 1, 2016, and will include overnight accommodations, […]
BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt died after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point.