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The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Wildfire Sends Smoke Into Famed Yosemite Valley, 7 Square Miles Of Park Burned

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and sent smoke into the park’s famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said.

09/09/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Cooler Weather Slows Yosemite Wildfire

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.

09/09/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite Wildfire Leads To Helicopter Evacuations Of Hikers From Half Dome

A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors.

09/08/2014

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

Yosemite Kicks Off Lottery For Half Dome Hikers

Park rangers say hikers can now apply for permits to ascend the summit of Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome.

03/02/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

Visitors ascend the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park, California, during a busy summer day. (National Parks Service)

Yosemite’s Half Dome Opens For Summer Hiking Season

A summer rite of passage is underway at Yosemite National Park, where the handrails on Half Dome are in place and hikers began scaling the granite monolith Friday morning.

05/24/2013

Half Dome seen from the road to Glacier Point in Yosemite. (David McNew /Newsmakers)

Yosemite To Keep Half Dome Cables, Continue Permit Limits

Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.

01/04/2013

Yosemite National Park

Half Dome Cables Up At Yosemite, Permits Still Available By Lottery

Cables went up on the path to Half Dome at Yosemite National Park on Friday, park officials said. Permits to hike the summit are still available by lottery.

05/25/2012

Half Dome

Yosemite Plan Would Mean Fewer Hikers On Half Dome

The number of hikers allowed to scale Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome could be severely restricted by 2013 if an environmental assessment of the wilderness area is approved.

01/29/2012

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