Yosemite National Park

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.

Better Sanitation Called For At Curry Village In Yosemite National Park After Deadly Hantavirus Case

The death from hantavirus of a Californian who had stayed at Curry Village in Yosemite National park has led to a call for better sanitation and inspection of the popular village in the Yosemite Valley.

Fall Is The Best Time To Make Discoveries At The National Parks

If you’re in mood to travel, September and October are wonderful months to spend in the national parks. The crowds have departed, the animals are busy, and the fall color beckons. Now is the time park friends also host an array of workshops tailor-made for life-long learners.

National Park Quiz 101: Ringer VII Answers Revealed

Did you get at least eight out of ten?

Two Youths Swept Down Merced River Below Vernal Fall Footbridge In Yosemite National Park, One Confirmed Dead

One young boy is dead and another missing in Yosemite National Park, where the two were swept down Vernal Fall.

Does Your Congressperson Share Your Support For the National Parks?

Does your congressperson understand where you stand when it comes to America's national parks? Perhaps more to the point, do they care where you stand?

Special Rates Offered For Fall, Winter Rooms At Yosemite Lodge At The Falls

Now is a great time to be planning a fall or winter getaway to a national park, and at Yosemite National Park a special lodging rate might be enough to entice you to the park.

Poll Shows Vast Majority Of Voters Believe Federal Government Has Responsibility To Safeguard, Support National Parks

America's national parks, places such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains, and Everglades, face problems both small and large due to poor federal funding, according to a survey of voters released today.
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Some Things To Keep In Mind When It Comes To Making Your National Park Charitable Gifts

With so many organizations clamoring for your charitable dollars, how can you decide which group to give to in support of the national parks? Do your homework, urges Jacqueline Vaughn.

Birding In The National Parks: Attracting Birds With Recorded Bird Calls

What do you think of using recorded bird calls to lure birders towards your binoculars or camera? It's a controversial practice in some circles, but others consider it harassing birds.

Heated Tents In Curry Village On Sale This Fall And Winter At Yosemite NAtional Park

If you've always wanted to experience Yosemite National Park in the fall, and don't mind sleeping in Curry Village, there's a deal waiting out there for you.

San Francisco Voters To Get Chance To Force City To Wean Itself From Reservoir In Yosemite National Park

Come November, San Francisco voters will get a chance to start a process that could result in the draining of the reservoir that now fills the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.

San Francisco Voters Could Get Chance To Vote On Draining Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir In Yosemite National Park

2012 already is going to be interesting election year, what with the presidential election, but in San Francisco the election could proof even more intriguing as voters might have a chance to vote on the future of the Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.

Reader Participation Day: How Should The Next President Of The United States Help The National Parks?

Come November, we get to choose the next president of the United States. President Obama might get a second term, or Mitt Romney might get his first. Whoever wins, how best do you think the next president of these United States can best help the National Park System?
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