Category: California’s National Parks

Apr 28

Merced River in Yosemite National Park now open to paddlers!

The Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement was released in February 2014.  The plan covers the more than 80 miles of Merced River that is within the Yosemite National Park and El Portal Administrative Site and is to serve as the framework to protect and manage river usage over then next …

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Apr 14

Returning Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep to the heart of Yosemite

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back in Yosemite’s Cathedral Range after over 100 years of absence! Between March 26 and April 3, 2015 seven ewes were moved to the Laurel Creek area of Sequoia National Park. During this same time period ten ewes and three rams were were moved from the Inyo National Forest and …

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Apr 11

National Park Week – April 18-26, 2015

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invites everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 18 – 26 they are inviting YOU to celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer. From the National Park Foundation: From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant …

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Apr 06

Ansel Adams Gallery reopens in Yosemite

The National Park Service is reporting that the first phase of the Ansel Adams rehabilitation project has finished, and that the Ansel Adams Gallery has reopened! It’s a great place to visit. From the Press Release: The Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Recently Completed at Yosemite National Park

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Mar 31

Yosemite National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement

National Park Week is April 18 – 26 this year.  Yosemite National Park has joined the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation’s public awareness campaign as the National Park Service ramps up for it’s Centennial in 2016. From Yosemite National Park’s Press Release on the NPS website: National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To …

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Mar 10

Yosemite Conservancy Unveils its Outdoor Adventures for 2015

My favorite park group has just announced their outdoor adventures program for 2015! Summer Camp for Grown-ups, Beginning Backpacking and Hikes to Rarely Seen Alpine Areas Are Among the Guided Outdoor Adventures Offered for Visitors to Explore Yosemite National Park Yosemite Conservancy has unveiled a compelling line-up of Outdoor Adventures for 2015 with more than …

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Mar 06

Zabriskie Point reopens a month ahead of schedule!

Zabriskie Point, which was closed on December 1, 2014 for repairs, has been reopened to the public – a full month ahead of schedule! Thank you, contractors! The site required major rehabilitation and reconstruction of rock retaining walls and to repave the trail. Part of Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise …

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