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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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El Portal Road/Highway 140 Open

El Portal Road/Highway 140 Open

July 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

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.

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Highway 140 Closed Due to Mudslide

July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Highway 140 from Mariposa into Yosemite has closed due to a mudslide.

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Rockfall Reshapes Iconic Half Dome Climb

Rockfall Reshapes Iconic Half Dome Climb

July 8, 2015 | Comments (11)

A massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging.

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High Fire Danger, Tighter Fire Restrictions

High Fire Danger, Tighter Fire Restrictions

July 6, 2015 | Comments (4)

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 […]

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Fire Updates July 6, 2015

Fire Updates July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 | Comments (5)

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 […]

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Delaware North out, Aramark in. Yosemite Gets a new Concessionaire

Delaware North out, Aramark in. Yosemite Gets a new Concessionaire

June 20, 2015 | Comments (17)

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, […]

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What's Open for Memorial Day

What’s Open for Memorial Day

May 22, 2015 | Comments (3)

It’s Memorial Day weekend and you’re thinking to yourself, man, I sure want to get out of town. So, what’s open in Yosemite? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s open and some hints that’ll save you a headache.

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Dean Potter and Graham Hunt Killed During BASE Jump Attempt in Yosemite

Dean Potter and Graham Hunt Killed During BASE Jump Attempt in Yosemite

May 18, 2015 | Comments (16)

BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt died after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point.

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Hikers hiking Half Dome's cables by Matt Montagne

Half Dome Cables Up This Saturday

April 30, 2015 | Comments (14)

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place this Saturday, May 2 and available for hikers.

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Snow! Snow! Snow!

Snow! Snow! Snow!

April 8, 2015 | Comments (101)

I’d almost forgotten how beautiful the Sierra is covered in snow.

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