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2014-08-29 23:03:36

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and around Yosemite as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and...

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...

2014-07-10 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...

2014-04-01 23:01:57

On any given day tens of thousands of tourists flock to Yosemite to admire superlative views of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and wildlife tour company, offers guided tours with expert naturalists on a week-long excursion, September 26 – October 3, that takes visitor experience to a whole new level. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Company owner Peg Abbott says, “Yosemite is a perfect environment to search out birds classic to the...

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2014-03-03 10:56:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living or vacationing in rural parts of the northern US and Canada know not to leave food waste lying around at night or else they may receive an unwanted visitor in the form of a scavenging black bear. A new study on black bears living in Yosemite National Park, which was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, has found that the diets of these scavengers have changed over the past two decades as bear-related...

2013-05-09 23:02:42

Chino Hills mother who contracted hantavirus in Yosemite Valley seeks compensation for her injuries from the Delaware North Company, the management firm responsible for maintaining the park's hospitality services. Court documents filed by her personal injury attorneys with Mariposa Superior Court allege that the company was previously warned of dangerous conditions that could lead to an outbreak, but did nothing to prevent it. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 According to court...


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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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