Come spend a night in the heart of the Sierra just outside Yosemite National Park at Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging.

Road Closures

| November 2, 2004
Road Closures

Highway 120: Highway 120 from Crane Flat to 5 miles west of Lee Vining is closed for the winter due to snow. Glacier Point Road: The road to Glacier Point is currently closed due to snow. Hetch Hetchy Road: The Hetch Hetchy Road is currently closed. Mariposa Grove Road: The Mariposa Grove Road is currently […]

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Winter is Here and It’s Time to Chain Up

| November 2, 2004
Winter is Here and It's Time to Chain Up

With winter in full swing in the Sierra and Mother Nature dumping snow at the higher elevations it’s a good time to point out that you’re required by law to carry tirechains in your vehicle at all times when entering Yosemite National Park and should know how to use them. The State of California Department […]

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Yosemite Weather: Snow and rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday

| November 2, 2004
Yosemite Weather: Snow and rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday

There appears to be another storm front moving in. Snow is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with the snow level at 6,500 feet on Wednesday then dropping to 5,500 feet on Thursday. Chance of rain for the lower elevations both days.

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Storm creates a mess; Oakdale man missing

| October 28, 2004
Storm creates a mess; Oakdale man missing

ModBee.com: “Two rock slides sent granite boulders cascading onto Highway 140 outside of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, blocking the highway for nearly 12 hours. Authorities detoured traffic into and out of the park from 6:30a.m. until about 6 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. The slides happened in the River Canyon area, about six […]

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Mud Slide Temporarily Shuts Down El Portal Entrance

| October 27, 2004
Mud Slide Temporarily Shuts Down El Portal Entrance

ABC30.com: Mud Slide Shuts Down Highway 140 “In the Mariposa County mountains, a mud and rock slide blocked access to Yosemite National Park. Both lanes of Highway 140 are shut down about 2 1/2 miles west of Cedar Lodge. That’s between Mariposa and El Portal.”

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Stanislaus National Forest to Spray Herbicide Near Yosemite

| October 26, 2004
Stanislaus National Forest to Spray Herbicide Near Yosemite

San Jose Mercury News: “Stanislaus Forest officials can go ahead with a plan to spray herbicide over nearly 1,200 acres near Yosemite National Park, according to regional U.S. Forest Service officials. The proposal, meant to kill brush that Stanislaus National Forest officials said has taken over an area that burned down 17 years ago, had […]

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Bracebridge Dinner: A Holiday Feast

| October 26, 2004
Bracebridge Dinner: A Holiday Feast

IF you’re looking for a taste of 17th century England then the Ahwahnee’s Bracebridge Dinner is for you. The Bracebridge has been a holiday tradition in the park since 1927 and combines romantic, period dress with exceptional food and a good time. The Bracebridge Dinner is a unique Ahwahnee Christmas tradition of grand proportion. Held […]

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Family Recounts Surviving Deadly Sierra Storm

| October 25, 2004
Family Recounts Surviving Deadly Sierra Storm

San Jose Mercury News: ‘It just snuck up on us:’ Family tells of surviving Sierra storm “An experienced backpacker, Frank Horath knew to check the weather forecast before leaving on an overnight hike with family members to an alpine lake in the Sierra National Forest. It called for clear weather in the mountains through the […]

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Yosemite’s Famous Haunts

| October 25, 2004
Yosemite's Famous Haunts

Modbee.com: Mysteries haunt Yosemite and Groveland hotels “Yosemite National Park has many loyal visitors, but perhaps the most loyal are those of the ghostly variety, many of which are said to have inhabited the historic halls of The Ahwahnee and Wawona Hotel for years. Taking into account their long and sometimes dramatic histories — The […]

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A Hetch Hetchy Debate Slowly Begins

| October 25, 2004
A Hetch Hetchy Debate Slowly Begins

Sacbee.com: Editorial – Lines in the sand “(October 25, 2004) An emerging debate on whether to restore Yosemite’s second great valley, Hetch Hetchy, is holding true to the history of this valley and of the Tuolumne River, which runs through it. Proposals to change anything about the river’s water resurrect controversy over water rights, over […]

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