Though summer is months away in the High Sierra, it's not too early to start thinking about joining "Muir's March" in support of draining the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park
A rockfall that came down on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park in January did more damage than initially thought, and access into the Yosemite Valley via the road will be impossible for more than a month while crews work round-the-clock to repair it.
With an eye on improving the safety of hikers heading to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing to reduce the number of daily permits from 400 to 300, according to a proposed management plan.
A rockfall in Yosemite National Park, which has been battered by stormy weather in recent days, has closed the Big Oak Flat Road indefinitely, according to park officials.
Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
A former seasonal ranger at Yosemite National Park who had been working for the park concessionaire has been killed by a falling tree that crushed his tent cabin in Curry Village during a storm.
The winter of 2011-2011 has gotten off to a veerryyyy slow start in Yosemite National Park, with the Tioga Road still open in early January and climbers reaching the top of a snowless Half Dome. Fortunately, park videographer Steve Bumgardner reached into his vault to create this special feature that shows winter as it's supposed to be in the Range of Light.
A climber who reached the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park the other day made a video that shows the spectacular views...and the lack of snow in the High Sierra this winter.
Just before Christmas Beth Pratt filed a report on the Tioga Road still being open through the high country of Yosemite National Park and the wonderful ice skating to be had on Tenaya Lake. She celebrated New Year's by driving the road on January 2, which, until today, marked a record for the latest date the road was open. Here's her latest report.
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