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The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using 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.”

08/29/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Body Found In The Sierra Identified As Fremont Elementary School Teacher On Solo Backpacking Trip

A 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.

08/20/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

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.

08/20/2014

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Brushfire Near Yosemite National Park Prompts 13,000 Evacuation Orders

Authorities 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.

08/18/2014

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Sebastopol Climber Dies From Fall In Yosemite After Proposing To Girlfriend

A Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

08/18/2014

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Damaged Line Interrupts Telephone Service In Parts Of Yosemite National Park

Telephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.

07/14/2014

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Our Favorite Quotes About Yosemite – 150 Years After Federal Protection

Yosemite 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.

06/30/2014

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Federal Shutdown Would Close Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Yosemite

Campers at Yosemite National Park would be escorted out of the park and the gates to several popular Bay Area attractions would be locked if Congress does not reach an agreement to prevent a federal government shutdown.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/07/2011

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National Park Service Rejects Mare Island Application

The cost of environmental cleanup at the former Navy shipyard at Mare Island is too high for it to become a national park, according to federal officials.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/31/2011

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Power Restored To Yosemite National Park After Powerful Storm

Power has been restored to Yosemite National Park after a nearly week-long storm-related outage.

CBS San Francisco–03/27/2011

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