Yosemite National Park

Yosemite: From Labor Day Weekend to 2013 Year’s End

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(Day by day updates to the status of the Rim Fire and conditions in Yosemite National Park follow our original report that begins immediately below. Click here for a current Webcam view of Yosemite Valley.) The “Rim Fire” which has been burning the forests north and west of, and now into the margins of Yosemite […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Yosemite in Winter

Travel Photo Thursday

Like other national parks in the United States, the stream of visitors flowing in and out of Yosemite peaks during the summer months.  In May, USA Today said that as many 4.2 million people could come to Yosemite during 2011. A September online news report pegged the July visitation at over 700,000. National Park Service […]

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Wilderness – Closed For the Season?

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“Hello, Wilderness Mecca, how can I help you?” “Oh, I’m so, sorry, but just everything is booked everywhere.“ “No, walk-ins aren’t permitted. We are not into spontaneity. One must plan, plan, plan ahead.” San Francisco Chronicle outdoor writer Tom Stienstra begins his Sunday, December 13, 2009 story “Parks step up permit game, so be ready” […]

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