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A Little History About the Yosemite Grant Act (and Some Fun Things to Do)

A Little History About the Yosemite Grant Act (and Some Fun Things to Do)

June 1, 2014 | Comments (3)

You’ve probably figured out that this year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. You haven’t you say? Well! Let me explain it to you then.

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Don’t Forget to Submit Your Comments on the Merced River Plan!

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Comments on the Merced River Plan!

April 10, 2013 | Comments (5)

Don’t think this affects you? Wanna bet?

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Yosemite Falls Trail Closing for Blasting

Yosemite Falls Trail Closing for Blasting

April 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Yosemite Falls Trail will be closed on Wed, 4/18 for trail work including blasting. Blasting is commonly used where pry bars and hand tools are not enough to cut through the hard granite of Yosemite.

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An Update from the Tuolumne Meadows Rangers

An Update from the Tuolumne Meadows Rangers

April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Another report from winter life in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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Man Convicted of Abusing Grandchildren During Hike

Man Convicted of Abusing Grandchildren During Hike

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

This incident didn’t take place in Yosemite but it’s interesting none the less. A grandfather hiking in Grand Canyon National Park was found guilty of 3 counts of child abuse after he deprived his grandchildren of food and water during a hike and physically and verbally abused them. On August 28, 2011, rangers responded to […]

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New Alternative Concepts Workbook Available for Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan

New Alternative Concepts Workbook Available for Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan

March 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you’ve been lending your voice to the conversation about the Merced Wild and Scenic River Management Plan then here’s something for you. A new, preliminary alternative concepts workbook is out.

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Yosemite Ranger Honored for Valor

Yosemite Ranger Honored for Valor

March 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented Ranger Dan Abbe and several other park service employees with the prestigious Department of the Interior Valor Award after Abbe rescued two visitors on his way to work in 2009.

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Deaf Services Help Make Yosemite Fun for Everyone

Deaf Services Help Make Yosemite Fun for Everyone

September 13, 2011 | Comments (1)

Until you need them most people don’t think about the services available in Yosemite to people who have special needs. Because my son has special needs we’re always thinking about ways to make the park more interesting and enjoyable to him that’s why when Jessica from the Deaf Services Program at Yosemite National Park sent […]

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It's Been a Busy Week for YOSAR

It’s Been a Busy Week for YOSAR

June 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

The summer has just started and already Yosemite Search and Rescue teams have been busy first with a stranded climber, then a hang glider and finally a lost family pet.

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Permits Needed Everyday to Hike Half Dome Starting Spring 2011

December 14, 2010 | Comments (8)

If you’ve been thinking about hiking Half Dome when the cables go up this spring get ready to get your permit. They’re now required no matter what day you want to hike.

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