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Yosemite National Park

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

Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

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

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

New Yosemite Preservation Plan Includes Limit On Visitors

Yosemite National Park will cap visitors at current levels in its most popular areas, but it will add campsites and maintain bike and raft rentals under a plan announced Friday to protect the river that runs through its heart.

02/14/2014

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Fully Contained After More Than 2 Months

A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park has been fully contained, the U.S. Forest Service said this week.

10/25/2013

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

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

Rim Fire

Yosemite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead Zone

A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.

09/19/2013

Rim Fire

Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra Moonscape

A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.

09/18/2013

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