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Instapicked: Helicopter

Instapicked: Helicopter

July 27, 2014 | Comments (2)

Not only do the dry conditions make it more hazardous for fires. It also means crews like the one on this helicopter are forced to put themselves at greater risk getting lower into the canyon looking for deep holes from which to pump water to drop on the fire.

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Instapicked: Smoke

Instapicked: Smoke

July 27, 2014 | Comments (6)

Another photo showing the impact of the fire. The fire is filling the Valley with smoke making it hard to see and breathe.

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Instapicked: El Portal Fire

Instapicked: El Portal Fire

July 27, 2014 | Comments (5)

Here’s a photo from @brian_jacob_photo on Instagram of the El Portal fire.

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More El Portal Fire Information

More El Portal Fire Information

July 27, 2014 | Comments (3)

Here’s the latest on the fire.

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Fire in Foresta - Evacuations - Road Closures

Fire in Foresta – Evacuations – Road Closures

July 27, 2014 | Comments (7)

Listen up if you’re headed into the park. Here’s some things you need to know.

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Weekly Weather Rundown July 22nd - July 27th

Weekly Weather Rundown July 22nd – July 27th

July 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

Here’s your Weekly Weather Rundown for July 22nd – July 27th. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week.

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It was a dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night

July 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

A power line that channels electricity from El Portal to Yosemite Valley was severed during Sunday’s storm leaving Yosemite Valley without power for more than 24 hours.

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Photo of the Day: Olmsted Point by Kazuo Murata

Photo of the Day: Olmsted Point by Kazuo Murata

July 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

There’s science here!

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Yosemite Fire Danger Very High - Campfires and Cigarettes Banned

Yosemite Fire Danger Very High – Campfires and Cigarettes Banned

July 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

New rules from the NPS limit where you can have campfires or smoke within the park.

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Yosemite Nature Notes: #23 Birdsong (video)

Yosemite Nature Notes: #23 Birdsong (video)

July 15, 2014 | Comments (3)

Check out the latest really awesome installment from the fine folks at Yosemite Nature Notes titled, “Birdsong”.

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