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Yosemite Nature Notes – Big Trees

Yosemite National Park is home to some of the oldest trees in North America, the Giant Sequoia. These trees thrive in the Northern California atmosphere, wrapped in warm temperatures and frequent rainfall. The park is thick with vast forests, and they are one of the many attractions of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Nature Notes No. 11 […]

April 19 – 20 – FREE entry into America’s National Parks!

In honor of National Park Week (April 19-27), our national parks will be FEE FREE April 19-20! From the National Park Service: Looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America’s national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a […]

New Fire Restrictions at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Due to high fire danger, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks starting today. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation (1,370 to 14,494 feet). The restrictions are: […]

Yosemite – Tioga Road OPEN!

It’s a good news/bad news situation. Tioga Road at Yosemite National Park is open. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Tioga Road at Yosemite National Park is open. Normally, snowplows take to the road right around tax time to begin clearing it. Clearing usually takes a couple of months – depending on […]

National Park Week is April 20th – 28th – Free Park Admission Monday-Friday!

April 20th through the 28th, 2013 is National Park Week!  For National Park Week 2013, get free admission to all National Parks (including your parking fees waived) weekdays from April 22-26.  Check with your local National Park (with 401 national parks, there’s bound to be one near you!) to make sure what the costs are […]