Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/30/2017 at 18:45. Facebook
The dogwoods are opening, proving that it is officially spring in Yosemite Valley.
The dogwoods are opening proving that it is officially spring in Yosemite Valley
Kathleen O'Connell
Kelly Ogilvie
Korwin Kirk
What did wilderness rangers find when they conducted a snow survey at Lake Vernon (north of Hetch Hetchy)? Several feet of snow and a couple of bears! While snowy conditions persist at 6,700 ft, the bears are awake and active in the Yosemite Wilderness. If you are planning a wilderness trip, please help protect our bears and store your food properly. Learn how at [ Go.nps.gov Link ].
What did wilderness rangers find when they conducted a snow survey at
Trisha Loren
Robert Glen
Chantelle Garces
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/28/2017 at 23:14. Facebook
Plowing update!
Tioga Road: Crews have reached Siesta Lake, approximately 14 miles from Crane Flat, and are working through eight to 10 feet of snow.
Glacier Point Road: Crews are continuing to plow the pedestrian areas at Glacier Point, remove hazard trees alongside the road, plow turnouts and side roads, and perform road repairs.

We don't have estimates for when either of these roads will...
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Plowing update Tioga Road Crews have reached Siesta Lake approximately 14 miles
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Dave Butler
Joann Goodman
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/27/2017 at 19:03. Facebook
As our Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers head to lower ground, they leave behind a place that is still entrenched in winter. With 3 inches of fresh snow just last week and 90+ inches of snow still on the ground....the high country is still a season behind. Check out their latest (and last!) blog entry for this season: [ Go.nps.gov Link ].

Thank you, Rob and Laura, for another awesome season of...
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As our Tuolumne Meadows winter rangers head to lower ground they leave
Kelly Padgett
Gabriela Telesca
Sicani Palermo
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/26/2017 at 23:06. Facebook
When visitors see a bear trap in Yosemite National Park, they often ask: “So…where are you taking that bear?” When rangers discover a black bear obtaining human food and damaging property in Yosemite, we capture, identify, and usually attach a tracking device to it. So, why then don’t we simply relocate the bear to a remote area of the park? Indeed, the National Park Service did that for many...
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When visitors see a bear trap in Yosemite National Park they often
Jacqueline Walpole
James Fong
August Kraemer
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/26/2017 at 20:42. Facebook
May 1 has been set aside by every President since Dwight D. Eisenhower to celebrate the rule of law and equal rights for all in this country. The Fifth Annual Law Day Yosemite celebration will be held on Friday April 28 from 10 am - 12 pm at Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village) in Yosemite Valley. Learn more: [ Nps.gov Link ]

Law Day Yosemite 2017 Adresses the Japanese Internment During World War II

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Aaron Tribble
Stephen Harkins
Judy Darnell
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/26/2017 at 00:06. Facebook
Yosemite Valley's big walls have inspired people from all walks of life: artists, athletes, dreamers. Take a long look up and you'll probably see a combination of all three: climbers.
Yosemite Valleys big walls have inspired people from all walks of life
Adam Ramsey
William Perry
Lyn Theobald
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/25/2017 at 21:08. Facebook
Have you ever had an experience at Bridalveil Fall? We are excited to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project will be open from April 26 through May 26. During this public scoping period, we want to hear your ideas, concerns, potential issues, and topics.

We will have a public meeting on Wednesday, May 10 in the Yosemite Valley Visitor...
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Have you ever had an experience at Bridalveil Fall We are excited
Toccara Shepherd
Tristan Yap
Kristen Hehnke
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/25/2017 at 17:58. Facebook
We're excited to announce that we plan to reopen the Big Oak Flat Road (providing access to Yosemite Valley via Highway 120 from the west) on May 1! (Tioga Road, which provides access to Yosemite Valley from the east, remains closed due to snow.)

Yosemite National Park Announces Re-Opening of Big Oak Flat Road

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Josè Tribuzio
Fahmid Swaikat
Charlotte Skov
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/24/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Bald eagles are relatively rare sights in Yosemite National Park. While they have been known to breed in the park, they are present in small numbers in localized areas. Hetch Hetchy (where this photo was taken) is a great place to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle soaring through the sky and fishing from the reservoir.

Have you seen any cool birds in Yosemite?
Bald eagles are relatively rare sights in Yosemite National Park While they
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom
Sherry Netzley Engberg
Randel E Bundt
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
04/23/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
It's International Dark Sky Week! Yosemite National Park protects dark night skies by monitoring sky brightness and following lighting guidelines. Dark skies are an important part of the experience in Yosemite and we're dedicated to protecting them for this and future generations to experience and enjoy.

Interested in protecting dark skies in your neighborhood? Learn about what you can do at...
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Michel Remacle
Gabe Fisher
Trisha Nguyen
Junior Ranger Day was a whole lot of fun today! Junior Ranger walks, sing-a-longs, cross-cutting lessons... you name it, our junior rangers did it. Congratulations to all the new junior rangers; we're so proud!
Junior Ranger Day was a whole lot of fun today Junior Ranger
Sherry Netzley Engberg
Joe Kiesel-Nield
Bri Andrews-Ross
Happy #EarthDay! Today we celebrate our planet, giving thanks its ability to nurture and care for the life that flourishes here. Today, and every day, we must ask ourselves how we can return the favor and take care of our awe-inspiring planet. How will you be celebrating Earth Day?
Happy EarthDay Today we celebrate our planet giving thanks its ability to
Stephanie Smock
Diane Melbar
Scott Hueter
Happy birthday to America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist: John Muir! Born April 21, 1838, he shared his love of the outdoors through writing and inspired people to protect our country's wild places like Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Sequoia & King’s Canyon national parks -- earning him the nickname the Father of the National Parks. What better way to honor Muir’s memory than by...
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Happy birthday to Americas most famous naturalist and conservationist John Muir Born
Mark Anthony Miranda
Corinne Joya Brown
Jamie Garcia
What's the progress of the Glacier Point Road? Crews have plowed to Glacier Point and are now widening out the road and parking lots. The main parking lot and point area still have about six to eight feet of snow. There is no estimated opening date but stay tuned for more updates!
Whats the progress of the Glacier Point Road Crews have plowed to
Richard Hore
Martin Désormeaux
Jennifer Schmidt
Yosemite National Park visitors spent $520,629,100 in communities near the park in 2016, supporting 7,883 jobs in the local area. Read more at go.nps.gov/1fhpyg.
Yosemite National Park visitors spent 520629100 in communities near the park in

Tourism to Yosemite National Park Creates $686,339,500 in Economic Benefits

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Warf Mussell
Debajit Paul
June Wilson
Explore your national parks for free this weekend (April 22-23) in celebration of National Park Week! It will be a busy weekend in Yosemite so here are some tips that might make your trip more enjoyable:
- Arrive early! Parking is extremely limited in Yosemite Valley and traffic will start to back up by mid-morning.
- Take the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System - YARTS bus into the...
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Explore your national parks for free this weekend April 2223 in celebration
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Shanta Simone
John Andrew
It was another wet week in the central Sierra Nevada! Snow-bound visitors should expect difficult, and initially hazardous, travel conditions at the higher elevations until the snow settles and has a chance to go through several melt-freeze cycles. Read more in the latest Tuolumne Meadows Winter Condition blog: [ Go.nps.gov Link ].
It was another wet week in the central Sierra Nevada Snowbound visitors
Chris Harton
Anna Howland
Ted Porter
We're continuing work on the Big Oak Flat Road and have built back the roadbed to nearly halfway up. We don't have an opening date yet, but will let you know as soon as we do.
Were continuing work on the Big Oak Flat Road and have built

Yosemite National Park Continues to Repair Big Oak Flat Road

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Megan Becker
Celestine Ford
Melissa Vasquez
National parks exist to protect wild and inspirational places, unimpaired, for this and future generations. But for wild animals, even our short visits to observe and recreate can have immense effects.
27 bears were hit by vehicles in the park last year. Even with a bear management team as proactive as Yosemite's, we can’t protect bears from careless drivers. It’s up to all of us to take it...
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National parks exist to protect wild and inspirational places unimpaired for this

Out of the Campsite and onto the Road: One Bear’s Struggle to Survive Alongside Park Visitors - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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Elizabeth Christie
Angie Petersen
Denise Siedentopf