Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park's Largest Glacier Goes Stagnant

The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado.

Reader Participation Day: Will Expanded Wi-Fi Enhance The National Park Experience?

Will expanded wireless service for cellphones and the Internet enhance your national park experience, or will it clutter it with a technological Disneyification of the parks, one that will detract from, not add to, the national park experience?

Yosemite National Park Officials Decide To Repave Tioga Road End-To-End

One of the most spectacular rides in the High Sierra is along the Tioga Road that runs across the high country of Yosemite National Park, from Oak Flat to the Lee Vining just beyond the park's east entrance. That ride will become a little safer, and a little smoother, at the end of a multi-year repaving project.

One Day In Yosemite National Park

Thirty filmmakers gathered in Yosemite National Park on June 26, 2012, and spread out across the magnificent landscape to capture its essence. This collaborative effort resulted in the following video built on one day in Yosemite.

Yosemite National Park's Merced River Plan Tries To Balance Recreation And Preservation

As Yosemite National Park officials work to draw up a defensible plan for managing visitors in the Yosemite Valley, they are striving to delicately balance preservation of resources against recreation.

What To Look For When Shopping For Bear Spray For Your Next National Park Adventure

Summer backpack trips and hikes are months away, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be making up gear lists in January or February. And if you're heading to a national park frequented by grizzly or black bears, you'd be wise to look into bear sprays.

Yosemite National Park Issues Massive Draft Plan Addressing Merced River And The Yosemite Valley

A reading frenzy was kicked off Tuesday when a massive draft plan for managing the wild and scenic Merced River through Yosemite National Park was released, a plan park officials hope will end years of litigation over visitor impacts on both the river and the Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite National Park Will Limit Traffic Up Half Dome To 300 Per Day

Making the day-long trek to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be a bit trickier beginning this summer, as park officials have decided to limit to 300 the number of hikers allowed to reach the dome top each day.

Out And About The Parks: A Potpourri Of Tidbits, From A New "National Park" To Exploring The High Sierra

A look at some newsworthy tidbits from around the National Park System.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part II

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In this, the second of our two-part series, the Traveler looks at why some properties are not as well-maintained as you might expect.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part I

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System.
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Reader Participation Day: What Would Be Your Park Destination Of Choice For The Holidays?

If you could ask Santa for the chance to spend part of the upcoming holiday season in any national park service area, where would you go—and what would you do?

Add To Your Collection Of National Park Memorabilia

How do you collect your national park memories?

Creature Feature: Some Squirrels Really Can Fly

Humans weren't the only ones stocking up for a feast this month. Flying squirrels, which call a number of national parks home, have been busy with their own meals with winter coming.

Studying Granite At Yosemite National Park, The Video

In his latest addition to the growing list of Yosemite Nature Notes videos, videographer Steven Bumgardner focused on granite, a sturdy object found in just about every nook and cranny of the park.

Effort Fails In San Francisco To Move Towards Draining Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park

A ballot initiative designed to move San Francisco away from reliance on the reservoir that submerged the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

A Five-Pack Of Parks Where Winter Is Anything But Off-Season

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From snowsports to whale watching, America’s national parks have it all come winter. Check out our five-pack of parks where winter gives you the entire country's worth of geographical getaways.

Register Now For Lottery For Lodging At Ostrander Ski Hut In Yosemite National Park

If you're a hardy cross-country or backcountry skier looking for a new adventure, now is the time to enter the lottery for a stay at the Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite National Park.

Mirror Lake Loop Trail In Yosemite National Park Open Again To Hikers

A popular loop trail in the Yosemite Valley has been reopened to the public after being closed for more than three years due to a large rockfall, according to Yosemite National Park officials.

Ten Tons Of Garbage Picked Up From Yosemite National Park

Ten tons of garbage. Twenty-thousand pounds. That's how much litter, refuse, concrete, asphalt and other trash recently was removed from Yosemite National Park by an army of volunteers.

Reader Participation Day: Should The Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park Be Drained And Restored?

Should the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park be drained of its reservoir and restored?

Half Dome And Its Cables Listed On National Register Of Historic Places

One of the most iconic spots in the National Park System is now officially an historic place.
Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives) Though it's set in the rugged landscape of the High Sierra running from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite National Park, Almost Somewhere could have played out anywhere as three young women go in search of themselves.

UPDATED: Fluky Convergence Of Factors Possibly Behind Hantavirus Outbreak At Yosemite National Park

Though the calendar is running down on the incubation period for Hantavirus infecting visitors who stayed in Yosemite National Park this summer, a ninth case has been confirmed, park officials said Thursday. Three of those individuals died from the rare, rodent-borne disease, while the others are recovering.

Reader Participation Day: Will The Hantavirus Outbreak Affect Your Plans To Visit Yosemite National Park ?

Much of the recent news from Yosemite National Park hasn't focused on the area's spectacular scenery, but rather on an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Thus far, eight people who spent at least one night in the park this summer have been stricken, and three have died. Has this situation caused you to reconsider plans to visit Yosemite?

West Virginian's Death Associated With Hantavirus Outbreak At Yosemite National Park

A West Virginia resident's recent death is being linked to a hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, raising to three the number of fatalities thought to be connected to stays in the scenic park.

Roughly 3,000 Yosemite National Park Visitors Contacted About Deadly Hantavirus

With the number of deadly Hantavirus cases possibly linked to guest accommodations at Yosemite National Park climbing, officials have tried to contact roughly 3,000 summer guests to caution them about the disease.

Exploring The Night Skies Over Yosemite National Park

Most visitors to Yosemite National Park come to enjoy the waterfalls and the walls of granite, but there's another dimension that deserves your attention: the dazzling night skies overhead.

Deadly Hantavirus Claims Second Victim Who Visited Yosemite National National Park

A second fatality tied to hantavirus possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

Body Of 6-Year-Old Recovered From Merced River In Yosemite National Park

The body of a 6-year-old boy who, along with his 10-year-old brother, was swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park on August 15 has been recovered.
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