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.
Telephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.
A marmot that hitched a ride into San Francisco from Yosemite National Park two weeks ago was returned back to its home territory on Monday after being captured in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood last week.
The elusive yellow-bellied marmot had been spotted Tuesday hiding underneath homes in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.
The National Park Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, by breaking ground Monday on a landmark project that aims to protect ancient sequoia trees.
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.
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.
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.
A Palo Alto man’s Easter climb in Yosemite ended with him being rescued from a sheer cliff by a CHP helicopter Sunday.
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 […]