The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) remains closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. Melting snow is causing water to run over the road in multiple locations while park staff and partners continue to repair power, communications, water, and sewer systems along the road.

The park is diligently working to ensure that adequate sanitation facilities are in place to meet...
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The Tioga Road Highway 120 through the park remains closed to all
Sally Lee
Christopher Ware Sr.
Margaret Molloy
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/22/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Just as water is vital to our bodies, water is vital to Yosemite's ecosystems. Water in the Tuolumne and Merced watersheds begins in the high country, moves downstream through creeks, and finally joins powerful rivers travelling toward the Pacific Ocean. Take a moment and listen to the water flowing through the Fen at Happy Isles on its way to join the Merced River. Those water molecules are...
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Bob Williams
Kristina Underhill
Brady D Fellrath
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/21/2017 at 22:15. Facebook
Thinking of coming to Yosemite National Park on a weekend this August? We are offering limited reservations in the Yosemite Falls Parking Area as part of the pilot day-use parking program! To make a reservation visit [ Recreation.gov Link ] or call 1-877-444-6777. There is a $1.50 reservation fee.

This pilot program is part of a larger effort to evaluate traffic and parking management tools...
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Thinking of coming to Yosemite National Park on a weekend this August
Halli Miller
Natasha Yeh
Mike LimaBravo
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/20/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
"I have been to the woods, I have trod the green dell, / And the spirit of beauty was there; / ... / And I've been to the groves of Sequoia Big Trees, / Where beauty and grandeur combine. / Grand Temples of Nature for worship and ease, / Enchanting, inspiring, sublime!"
- Poem by Galen Clark in The Big Trees of California, their History and Characteristics (1907).

Photo taken in the Merced...
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I have been to the woods I have trod the green dell
Gigi Huynh
Annmarie Boyd
Raffaella Robello
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/19/2017 at 21:41. Facebook
It's amazing to see how wet the meadows are this year! Many aquatic species rely on water for their young. These western chorus frog tadpoles are busy getting fat feeding on algae and underwater plants. At this stage in their lives they are primarily herbivores, feeding on plant material. When they go through metamorphosis, they will transform not only their bodies, but their diet! Adult frogs...
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Its amazing to see how wet the meadows are this year Many
Camille Keenan
Jacquelin Munoz
Eppie Billena
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/19/2017 at 04:40. Facebook
Where does the rainbow end,
in your soul or on the horizon?
— Pablo Neruda
Where does the rainbow end in your soul or on the horizon
Vicky Smith
Jan Sorek
Elaine Bolduc
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/18/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Did you know that the red fox is one of the great father figures in the animal kingdom? When pups are first born, these doting dads deliver food to mother foxes as they tend to young in their den. As pups grow older, tough love kicks in. These playful papas will stop providing food, and instead hide tasty treats nearby to teach their kiddos to...
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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there Did you know
Jr Gordonsenior
Nancy Ryan
Leigh Potter
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/17/2017 at 23:41. Facebook
We still have a way to go but...when Yosemite's high country becomes accessible, what feature are you most excited to see (for the first time or yet again)?

Note: this photo is from Fall 2016. There is still significant snow in Yosemite's backcountry. See conditions here: [ Nps.gov Link ]
Stay tuned on Tioga Road plowing status here: [ Nps.gov Link ]
We still have a way to go butwhen Yosemites high country becomes
Jennifer Spagnolo
Cheryl Lynn
Reid Whelan
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/17/2017 at 20:51. Facebook
UPDATE: El Portal Road has reopened as of 7 pm on Saturday, June 17! Work was completed earlier than expected.

Great news! Conditions permitting, El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite will reopen tomorrow, Sunday, at 6 am. The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone. For current road conditions in the park, call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then...
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UPDATE El Portal Road has reopened as of 7 pm on Saturday
Søren Poulsen
Michelle Bese
Mike Deal
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
06/17/2017 at 00:37. Facebook
Temperatures are going to be hot this weekend in Yosemite! Think twice before you jump in the water for a cool down swim. The Merced River and other waterways are running swift, high, and cold. Please be sure to keep back from swiftly flowing water. Be aware that wet rock can be surprisingly slick. Most people who end up rescued or recovered from the river didn't intend to go in.
Guy Hebert
Kevin Manger
Andrea Scarboro
Wondering what it means when park rangers talk about high creeks and streams in the Yosemite Wilderness? Take a look at some recent photos from the trail to Glen Aulin! After one of the wettest winters in Yosemite history, spring has arrived with a host of challenges for backpackers. Increasing water levels from spring run-off has made many streams and creeks particularly tricky. Exercise...
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Wondering what it means when park rangers talk about high creeks and
Padma Gopalakrishnan
Irina Fox
Ryan Keogh
Bears may be the poster child for animals seeking human food, but they are not nearly as notorious as other species! Squirrels, chipmunks, jays, ravens, and other birds are often seen around people looking for a handout.

Feeding wildlife is not good for humans or animals! When animals get human food (by being fed or by stealing), their behaviors change. Each animal has an important job in...
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Bears may be the poster child for animals seeking human food but
Sue Cooper
Amanda Sanchez
Dave McCready
In Yosemite, sometimes looking down can be as interesting as looking up! Under the leaves of showy milkweed you might find monarch butterfly caterpillars. Monarchs spend less than two weeks of their lives in the larva stage, eating as much milkweed as possible. Next they pupate (or hang in a chrysalis), from which they emerge as an adult monarch. These amazing butterflies, through the course...
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In Yosemite sometimes looking down can be as interesting as looking up
Alan Mooney
Zach Forner
Lau Brd
El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140 into Yosemite) will remain closed through this weekend due to a rockfall. The only access to Yosemite National Park is via Highways 41 and 120 from the west.

The large rockfall, which occurred around noon yesterday, caused about 4,000 tons/60,000 cubic feet of rock to fall. About 150 feet of road is covered in 15 to 20 feet of debris; part of the...
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Joan Buhs
Zach Forner
Sinfronio Balderama
Never a dull moment! The El Portal Road (continuation of Hwy 140) is closed from the Big Oak Flat Road intersection to the park boundary for at least 24 hours due to a rockfall. The rockfall caused damage to the road, associated guard rail, and related infrastructure. As the area is too unsafe to fully access, we'll share more information as we have it. Call 209/372-0200 (press 1, then 1) for...
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Never a dull moment The El Portal Road continuation of Hwy 140
Josiah Tribble
Jacqueline Byrd
Kerry Grant
Snow in June!

Glacier Point Road is currently closed due to snow. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on its status. We'll reassess the road later today.
Snow in June Glacier Point Road is currently closed due to snow
Dan Chepeska
Lau Brd
Katie Lohrey
In October 2015, the Taft Toe Fire (a prescribed burn) was set in Yosemite Valley, just west of the Four Mile trailhead. Today, we're seeing benefits of the burn as Gray's lupines, lupinus grayi, carpet the forest floor.

This evening, Yosemite fire managers plan to start another prescribed burn, the Soupbowl Fire, along the Wawona Road near the south entrance. The project will reduce the...
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In October 2015 the Taft Toe Fire a prescribed burn was set
Geoff Rinehart
Susan Bruno
Sierra Mae
Each day, catching a high sierra sunset up close becomes more and more of a reality. For now, as winter conditions persist in the back country, we'll gladly kick back at Glacier Point and watch the evening light grace Yosemite's wilderness from afar.

Planning a backpacking trip? See wilderness conditions here: [ Nps.gov Link ]
Each day catching a high sierra sunset up close becomes more and
Rebecca Shipley Orr
Bob Harper
Rob Waite
The skies may be blue today, but some rain may be headed our way this weekend! It will still be comfortable in the valley according to the forecast, but may be colder, and possibly even a little snowy in the high country! Be sure to check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly for your weekend adventures! You can check the forecast in the different areas of Yosemite here: [ Nps.gov Link ]
The skies may be blue today but some rain may be headed
Cheryl Inman MaGee
Karen Matthews Grabill
Gilbert Joe Henderson
Summer is a great time to hang out in Yosemite, and people aren’t the only ones who think so! Just like many visitors the western wood-pewee is a seasonal traveler that makes its summer home in Yosemite National Park. You’ll often see them darting around in open spaces catching insects and calling to their mates. Unlike us, the western wood-pewee makes its summer lodging out of a mix of...
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Summer is a great time to hang out in Yosemite and people
Jonathan May
WCM Photography
Marianne Hale