Category: National Parks

Yosemite National Park Expecting Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Yosemite Traffic - NPS Photo

Visitors are urged to avoid arriving at park mid-day, due to anticipated high visitation From The National Park Service: Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. Its been a very busy year so far and the park expects high visitation, especially from Friday afternoon until Sunday. Visitors are strongly urged to avoid …

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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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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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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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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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