Get ready for the wait. There’s lot of road work being done in the park.
Over a period of five days of inspections, Yosemite Law Enforcement Rangers, CHP Patrol Officers, and Commercial Carrier Safety Inspectors examined 153 commercial buses.
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the areas north of Kings Canyon warning of possible thunderstorm and heavy rain danger. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE SIERRA NEVADA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THERE IS ENOUGH MOISTURE [...]
A series of suspicious fires in the communities surrounding Yosemite may have been the work of an arsonist. Residents and visitors are being asked to keep a look out for any suspicious activity in the Oakhurst-Mariposa area and report any fires immediately. The grass covering the foothills surrounding Yosemite has benefitted greatly by the wet [...]
Dan Mitchell posted his thoughts and a beautiful photo he took last week on the opening day of the Tioga Road. Dan is one of those people (like I used to be) who have to go through Tioga Pass the day it opens. Here’s Dan’s thoughts: “Tuolumne Meadows was still almost completely covered in snow, [...]
The National Weather Service is expecting the Merced River to crest above flood stage early Sunday morning. The flooding isn’t expected to be as bad as the 1997 floods which washed out roads in the park but visitors should use caution when hiking along the river and on the Mist Trail. Last year one person [...]
Deer in the headlights. Photo by Bert Dennison. Mule deer are beginning their yearly migration from the mountains to the foothills after the recent storm dusted the Sierra Nevada with the season’s first snow. Drivers are advised to use caution especially the first few hours before and after dawn and sunset when deer actively move [...]
A sizable rock slide released from the Royal Arches closes the Ahwahnee while officials monitor the slide area. Photo courtesy Yosemiter.com. Ok the irony that i posted a shot of the 1996 Happy Isles rock slide this morning for the Morning Shot then today a rock slide occurred behind the Ahwahnee Hotel is just freaky. [...]
Frazier’s SOS distress signal stomped into the snow and lined with tree boughs, as seen from the rescue helicopter before landing and evacuating him.
Docentjoyce posted this photo she took of the Merced River on Monday, May 18, 2009. Gives you a pretty good idea why it’s so difficult to find someone if they fall in. The rivers and streams are at their peak right now. Please, please, please exercise extra caution around water in the park this Memorial [...]