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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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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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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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Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects

Sierra Rec Magazine - Yosemite National Park New Release - May, 8 2019 - Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Groveland Community Hall (18720 Highway 120, Groveland, CA) to provide an update on two upcoming projects: the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows [...]

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Backpacking Young Lakes in Yosemite

Sierra Rec Magazine, August 2018 - Backpacking in Yosemite is a life goal for many who visit this pristine granite palace in the High Sierra.  As a beginning backpacker, I was overjoyed to learn in March that we had secured 6 passes into the Yosemite Wilderness and Young Lakes, for my first backpacking experience ever.  [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces Late Seasonal Openings for Several Park Facilities

Significant damage from heavy winter snowpack has resulted in delayed openings Yosemite National Park announces that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities throughout the park. These late openings are due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities. Yosemite National Park experienced significant [...]

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Tioga Pass and Glacier Point Will Close Tuesday Nov. 20 In Preparation of Winter Storm

TRAVEL UPDATES: TIOGA PASS, Glacier Point, Sonora Pass and Ebbets Pass Thanksgiving Weekend Sierra Rec Magazine, Yosemite National Park, November 19th 2018, - Each year we arrive at today with mixed emotions. Yosemite National Park has announced The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at [...]

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An Epic Adventure Awaits in The 20 Lakes Basin Of The Hoover Wilderness

Crystal Clear Waters Combined With High Alpine Peaks That Will Stop You In Your Tracks Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Review - September 2017 -  Visiting and Exploring 20 Lakes Basin was so much more than I had expected. Have you ever heard a review of a location and it just didn't do it for you, so [...]

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News - June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access [...]

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Yosemite National Park Expects Busy 4th of July Weekend

Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9:00 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging [...]

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Walker Fire Closes Tioga Pass and Forces Evacuation of Multiple Campgrounds

Lee Vining Ca, - Aug 16 2015 - As of last evening the Inyo National forest released these details on the growing Walker Fire North of Walker Lake and Lee Vining. The Walker Fire, located north of Walker Lake, is estimated to be 1,200 acres and with no containment at this time.  The fire is [...]

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Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July

Mariposa Grove Closure and Badger Pass-Glacier Point Shuttle to be implemented after weekend Yosemite National Park, CA - Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at [...]

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Tioga Pass and Hwy 120 Through Yosemite National Park opens Monday May 4, 2105

Early season Access  to Yosemite's Eastside Yosemite National Park - Monday May 4, 2015 , will mark the opening of Tioga Pass, HWY 120 & the east side gates at Yosemite National Park this year. Access to Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake, The Cathedral Peak Range and more, is an early season gift because of the [...]

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10 Yosemite Hikes within 3-hours of Carson City

Best Yosemite National Park Hikes off HWY 120 from Hwy 395 Yosemite National Park - East Entrance - Traveling from the East side of Yosemite National Park is only available seasonally. However when it is open the Eastern Sierra Communities have tremendous access to some of Yosemite National Parks best day hiking experiences. Sierra Rec, in [...]

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Yosemite National Park Announces 10 centennial signature projects for 2015

Yosemite National Park Selects Ten Signature Anniversary Projects Cathedral Peak and Upper Cathedral lake On August 25, 2016,  Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect [...]

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