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Yosemite National Park

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Amateur’s Drone Almost Blocks Plane Fighting Sierra Foothills Fire

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air.

07/28/2014

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Cal Fire Lifts Evacuation Orders For Some Camino Residents Near Sand Fire

Cal Fire is lifting evacuation warnings and orders for parts around Camino as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that’s destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

07/28/2014

A fire burns in Yosemite National Park. (CBS)

13 Homes Destroyed In Sand Fire Near Plymouth; Fire Near Yosemite Growing

Firefighters on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

07/27/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

A chopper moves in for a rescue on Yosemite Falls. (Yosemite National Park)

Video Captures Stranded Hiker’s Airlift From Middle Of Yosemite Falls

A backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.

06/10/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Pesky Drones Buzz Yosemite Landmarks, Officials Say They’re Illegal

The National Park Service issued a statement Friday reminding visitors that federal regulations actually ban the use of unmanned aircraft within the park’s boundaries.

05/02/2014

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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

Cathedral Peak, Yosemite National Park. (Frank Kovalchek/Wikimedia Commons)

Palo Alto Climber Injured In Cathedral Range Fall At Yosemite

YOSEMITE (CBS/AP) – Authorities say a rock climber at Yosemite National Park had to be rescued by helicopter after falling 30 feet and suffering major injuries. The 26-year-old man from Palo Alto, Calif., fell before […]

04/21/2014

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

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

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