A 34-year-old climber from Tahoe City has placed her name in the record books, becoming the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route of Yosemite National Park’s famed El Capitan in less than one day.
The weekend storm helps crews battling the Creek Fire, which is 70 percent contained as of Monday morning.
Only three people — all men — have made the free climb on that route in a day.
The National Park Service announced Tuesday it has selected park service veteran Cicely Muldoon as the new permanent superintendent of Yosemite National Park in California.
The losses from an 8 day closure have been tremendous.
Ann Rubin reports.
Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on Friday as air quality improves.
Park rangers anticipate Yosemite to be closed at least through the weekend.
Trump made the slip-up while speaking at a White House ceremony on Tuesday where he signed a $3 billion bipartisan conservation bill.
Officials at Yosemite National Park are urging drivers to slow down, because four bears have been struck by vehicles in recent weeks.
The surviving bears were believed to be seriously injured after being hit by vehicles going faster than the 25 mile-an-hour speed limit, the Fresno Bee reported Saturday.
Yosemite is open during the pandemic, but only to those who make reservations.
Tests of the park's raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus and dozens of people are believed to have been infected.
California has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases as the state moves further into its reopening plan--raising concerns about what lies ahead.
You can still enjoy the 800 miles of park trails and popular destinations like Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Mariposa Grove, however, you need to book a reservation, according to the National Park Service.
Yosemite National Park may finally reopen as early as June, but visitors would need a reservation and crowds would be limited to roughly half of normal.
The group of Yosemite Hospitality workers were told this week layoffs require them to leave Yosemite by May 21, the Fresno Bee reported Friday.
Finding a good spot to snap a photo of Yosemite's epic Horsetail "firefall" is going to be a bit more difficult this year.
Yosemite's Horsetail Fall will light up with bright orange and red hues that resemble cascading fire for a few days in February.
The National Park Service began investigating after visitors and employees started reporting illnesses this month. Most cases occurred in early January.