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Explore the Soundscapes of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 6, 2019 – A new way to experience the great outdoors is here for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  An innovative project dedicated to capturing the sounds of the parks, at different elevations and ecosystems, has been completed and is now making them accessible to those near [...]

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Bumpass Hell Trail to Re-Open September 13

Lassen Volcanic National Park Multi Year Rehabilitation Project at Bumpass Hell Ready For Unveiling MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to re-open the Bumpass Hell Trail September 13, following the partial completion of a multi-year trail rehabilitation project.  “We look forward to welcoming hikers on the newly rehabilitated Bumpass Hell Trail,” said Superintendent Jim [...]

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Lassen Volcanic Continues to Monitor Red Fire

Small Wilderness Fire in Lassen will not affect Labor Day Weekend Plans MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park continues to monitor the lightning-ignited, 15-acre, Red Fire. A fire lookout on Mt. Harkness detected a small amount of smoke in the park at approximately 10 a.m. on August 14. Air surveillance and ground crews confirmed [...]

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Yosemite National Park Designates Wildlife Protection Zones Throughout the Park

Speed enforcement will be in effect to help protect bears and other wildlife- Traffic slow downs Expected for Holiday Weekend August 30, 2019 - Yosemite National Park - In preparation for a busy Labor Day Weekend, Yosemite National Park has designated several new Wildlife Protection Zones located on stretches of roadway throughout the Park where [...]

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Enjoy Free Entrance To All NPS Sites On August 25 In Celebration Of The NPS’s 103rd Birthday

National Park Service Anniversary Saturday August 25th in sierra National Parks Looking for one last Summer adventure with the kids back in school and before the sports schedules go into overdrive? National Parks service will be celebrating their 103rd birthday this weekend with Free entrance days to all National Parks on Saturday August 25th, 2019. [...]

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Backpacking Off Trail in Yosemite National Parks Cathedral Range

Adventure Review of 3 day backpacking adventure to Nelson, Matthes, Echo and Cathedral Lakes in Yosemite National Park Going off trail on any adventure can be exciting for many explorers. But going off trail in Yosemite National Park brings an euphoria of emotions. Ok so I don't want to over do it on emotions for [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Institute Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Effect August 5, 2019

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 1, 2019– Due to decreasing fuel moistures, increase in temperatures, and increased fuel loading due to late season rains in the Kaweah River drainage, along with current moderate-high fire danger and entering into the hottest part of the year, fire danger is even more of a concern. Therefore, Stage [...]

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Yosemite National Park Debuts New App That Helps Visitors Explore the Park

A new app by Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy makes it easier to plan a visit and explore Yosemite National Park. “This app features incredible content about what to see and do in Yosemite in different areas of the park during all seasons,” said Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds. “It’s a great tool intended to enrich visitors’ [...]

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Hiking Lyell Canyon And The JMT Out Of Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite National Park - I recently posted a list of the top 10 Day hikes off Tioga Pass and in reviewing that list I realized I had never hiked one of the most famed sections of trail in the Upper East Yosemite corridor, Lyell Canyon and the John Muir Trail (JMT) section to Donahue Pass. [...]

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Military Aircraft Crash in Death Valley Closes Popular Vista

Father Crowley Vista Point parking area is closed. Death Valley NPS - July 31, 2019 - Father Crowley Vista Point parking area is closed due to a military aircraft crash. Expect delays on Highway 190, and avoid the area so emergency responders can conduct their work safely. According to Navy Report a F/A-18E Super Hornet [...]

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Time to Celebrate Yosemite National Park Announces Tioga Road To Open to Unrestricted Vehicular Traffic on Monday, July 1

Tioga Road to remain open with limited hours through the weekend Yosemite National Park announces the Tioga Road will open to unrestricted vehicular traffic on Monday, July 1st, at 8:00 a.m.. From now until the full opening Monday morning, vehicular access will continue to be available from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. [...]

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Sequoia Celebrating the Reopening of Boyden Cavern

On June 8th Sequoia National Forest Officials celebrated the Grand Reopening of Boyden Cavern on the Hume Lake Ranger District. Visitors enjoyed a 50-minute walking tour through the impressive display of underground rock and mineral formations with the cavern’s managers, Daniel and Maria Baker. Boyden Cavern is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [...]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Partners with University California, Davis to Join the Natural Reserve System

MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park is excited to announce a new partnership with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) which will incorporate the park into the University of California’s Natural Reserve System. The addition marks the sixth UC Davis Natural Reserve in a system that now spans Northern California from its alpine forests and across grassland [...]

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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Introduces Refined ’Cabineering’ Concept with New Explorer Cabins

50 two-bedroom cabins are set to debut in Summer 2019, expanding mountain resort’s wide variety of accommodations near Yosemite National Park FISH CAMP, Calif.— May 31, 2019– Tenaya Lodge is elevating the Yosemite experience this summer with the debut of the Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge. The picturesque cabin development will offer guests a unique Yosemite “cabineering” experience that [...]

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