Loyd

For over 30 years I've enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, photographing and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. More About the Author.

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Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Check out the latest Yosemite Nature Notes on one of my favorite historical figures in Yosemite, Stephen Mather.

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Happy 100th Birthday NPS!

Happy 100th Birthday NPS!

August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.

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Free Entrance August 25-28 to Celebrate 100 Years of Our National Parks

August 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Come celebrate 100 Years since the founding of our National Parks and get in free to Yosemite!

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Fire Along Highway 41 Causing Delays

Fire Along Highway 41 Causing Delays

July 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you’re headed into the park this weekend via Highway 41 from Fresno be prepared to spend a little extra time on the road as fire crews are battling an 80 acre wildfire along Highway 41 just north of Coarsegold.

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Tioga Road Opening at Noon Today

Tioga Road Opening at Noon Today

May 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Although we’ve had a wetter winter than the last few years it wasn’t enough to stop the Tioga Road from opening before Memorial Day weekend.

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DNC Wins! Yosemite Changing Names of Historic, Publicly Owned Buildings

DNC Wins! Yosemite Changing Names of Historic, Publicly Owned Buildings

January 15, 2016 | Comments (2)

NPS: Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced today that the names of several buildings and facilities within the park will be renamed to eliminate potential trademark infringement issues with the current concessioner of Yosemite, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (DNCY), a subsidiary of the Delaware North Companies. The name changes will impact […]

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Highway 140 Closed Due to Rockfall

Highway 140 Closed Due to Rockfall

January 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

A rockfall occurred above the El Portal Road (Highway 140) at approximately 5:45 Thursday morning closing the road in both directions.

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Yosemite Nature Notes 27: Bighorn Sheep

Yosemite Nature Notes 27: Bighorn Sheep

December 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s time again for another great episode of Yosemite Nature Notes.

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Badger Pass is Open? Snow in Yosemite Valley? Can this be real?

December 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Grab your beanie and your warm gloves and call in sick. There’s plenty of fresh snow to go around and lots to do!

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Winter Weather Advisory for Yosemite Region

Winter Weather Advisory for Yosemite Region

November 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Snow! Snow! More snow! Yes, there could be snow in Yosemite for Thanksgiving!

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