Yosemite National Park, CA

Waterfalls, trails and more| 5 things to do at Yosemite National Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A short drive east will land travelers at one of nature's gems in Northern California: Yosemite National Park. The 1,200 square miles of vegetation-filled land, rock formations, rivers and lakes was first recognized by the Department of the Interior as a National Park in 1890, making it the nation’s third national park.
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Lightning Caused Fire Extinguished Near Yosemite

El Portal, CA — Firefighters with Yosemite National Park and the US Forest Service worked together this morning to extinguish a vegetation fire located above a housing area near Rancheria Flat Road in the El Portal area. The small “Mine Fire,” kept under an acre, was quickly contained....

Tips On What To Pack For A Highway 395 Road Trip

Even if your destination is the same, road trips are like snowflakes. No two are alike. This is especially true when it includes exploring Highway 395. Located just east of the mighty Sierra, it follows these mighty peaks rewarding you with vistas and views you won’t soon forget. The list of attractions reads like the ultimate bucket list vacation – the oldest trees in the world to the tallest peak in the lower 48. It’s no wonder that this is the “Land Of -Est!” But visiting a place of superlatives makes it a challenge to pack. Luckily, we’re here to help guide you on what to pack for your Highway 395 road trip.

Logging Yosemite Will Make It More, Not Less, Vulnerable to Fire

But the Editorial Board relies upon a scientifically discredited study by logging interests that blatantly manipulated data to promote a false and economically self-serving “overgrown forests” narrative. While it may seem counter-intuitive to some people, the truth is that the strong weight of scientific evidence and opinion indicates...

Masks now required indoors at Yosemite National Park

If you’ve booked a reservation to visit Yosemite National Park make sure to bring a mask. The park just announced that they have reimplemented the use of masks while indoors in a federal building and when using the public transportation system. According to officials, the park is currently in...

8 Expert Hacks for Having the Perfect Yosemite Trip

Even in a park system filled with 63 staggeringly beautiful locations, Yosemite National Park still stands out as one of the most coveted destinations for travelers from around the world. The sprawling sanctuary of natural wonder covers 1,169 square miles of California wilderness in the Sierra Nevada mountains, attracting 3.3 million visitors in 2021, according to the National Park Service. But if you're looking to get a leg up on your visit to see Bridalveil Falls, Tunnel View, or El Capitan, it can help to have some insider knowledge before you pack your hiking boots and head out onto the trail. Read on to see some of the best expert hacks for planning a perfect trip to Yosemite National Park.
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Spring in Yosemite: Waterfalls, wildflowers, and rainbow-mist hikes

Ready for your Yosemite packing list? Here it is: your five senses and a love of nature. (Also, you know, snacks and a jacket and stuff.) Late spring in Yosemite is a festival of thundering waterfalls, wildflower-studded meadows, and baby animals—and it’s the perfect time of year to visit if you want to beat those cramped summer crowds.