New Firm Set To Run Yosemite In $2 Billion DealAramark has been offered a 15-year contract to take over hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities at Yosemite National Park...
40,000 Sign Petition To Stop Law Forcing Dogs To Be On Leashes In Bay Area ParksA San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.
Dispute Could Lead To Name Changes For Iconic Yosemite PropertiesA dispute over the names of such iconic Yosemite National Park locations as the Ahwahnee Hotel and Curry Village has the park service considering renaming them.
Graffiti Artist Defaces Yosemite & Other National Parks, Posts Possibly Incriminating Images On InstagramA graffiti artist who is accused of defacing national parks across five states has posted evidence of the acts on social media sites, and federal investigators are trying to track the suspect down.
Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite's Half Dome Caught On CameraAs the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.
Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Rocks' Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of CurlingUsing GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic "curling."
Body Found In The Sierra Identified As Fremont Elementary School Teacher On Solo Backpacking TripA Fremont elementary school teacher and Santa Cruz resident missing in Kings Canyon National Park after a solo backpacking trip over the weekend has been found dead, the National Park Service said Wednesday night.
Search For Missing Hiker Temporarily Suspended After Body Found In Kings Canyon Park 46-year-old Gregory Muck is described as an “experienced hiker” and failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip.
Brushfire Near Yosemite National Park Prompts 13,000 Evacuation OrdersAuthorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
Sebastopol Climber Dies From Fall In Yosemite After Proposing To GirlfriendA Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.
Damaged Line Interrupts Telephone Service In Parts Of Yosemite National ParkTelephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.
Our Favorite Quotes About Yosemite - 150 Years After Federal ProtectionYosemite became the first wildland in the nation protected for all-time 150 years ago when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, protecting the Valley and Mariposa grove. Later, in 1890, it became a national park. Over the last 150 years the park has played host to a number of dignitaries and celebrities - as well as about 4 million regular visitors a year.