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2014-08-19 23:03:54

Oakhurst Woodcarvers' Rendezvous is raffling a one-of-a-kind wood quilt made of 16 eight-inch by six-inch squares depicting an aspect of Yosemite National Park. Subjects include the Wawona covered bridge, Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, and Yosemite Valley’s iconic Half Dome and waterfalls. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 There are those who believe that woodcarving is becoming a lost art. Others are determined to prevent that thought from becoming reality. Larry...

2014-08-15 23:02:16

Erna's Elderberry House, the region’s only 5-star restaurant, presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 On Friday, September 12, 2014, Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the historic Yosemite Grant Act with a celebratory dinner served by staff in...

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-06-30 20:21:42

Six-month exhibition includes more than 250 items, telling stories of Yosemite through photographs, videos, artworks, historic objects, words, and enhanced eBook SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123315 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in...

2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

2014-06-24 23:16:38

Averaging more than 30 miles a day at elevations over 14,000 feet, Gerry Morton and Andrew Skurka travel the 221-mile John Muir Trail in seven days — a trip that takes most hikers four weeks. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The John Muir Trail runs 221 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. It is a challenging trek that averages 10,000 feet in elevation, with several mountain passes that are in excess...

2014-06-10 08:26:56

Six-month exhibition opens June 29th with a two-day public celebration and events to mark the sesquicentennial of the Yosemite Grant Act; Enhanced e-book to be launched during opening to tell the stories of Yosemite in words, pictures, videos, and interactive graphics and games SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a cultural landscape of profound natural beauty, we find stories that are utterly surprising, funny, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo...

2014-06-07 04:22:16

fishbat discusses how businesses and employees can use OS X Yosemite, the newest Apple operating system, to their advantage. BOHEMIA, NY, June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- fishbat, a leadingonline marketing company, discusses how to use Apple's new OS X Yosemite operating system to help businesses be more productive. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94661 Apple recently introduced a new product, OS X Yosemite, at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The new system has many...

2014-05-22 23:10:59

YExplore, a leading guide company in Yosemite, shares safety tips along the half dome hiking trail. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 YExplore Yosemite Adventures has released a Half Dome safety video as a resource for hikers attempting to reach the summit of this iconic peak in Yosemite National Park. Long considered Yosemite's most popular hike, Half Dome summit attempts will be limited to a maximum of 300 climbers per day. Those who attain the necessary permits are...

2014-04-30 23:17:07

Jesse Summers Leads Astrophotography Classes for YExplore Yosemite Adventures Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Join renowned photographer Jesse Summers for a chance to learn the most difficult and one of the most exciting facets of outdoor photography: night landscapes with the stars overhead. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to capture remarkable sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition, post-processing, and some basic...


Latest Yosemite National Park Reference Libraries

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

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