June 14, 1999 |
A rockslide killed one person and injured four others Sunday night near a village housing Yosemite National Park employees, a park spokesman said. The slide occurred about 7:35 p.m. when rocks broke loose from the west shoulder of the Glacier Point apron, spokesman Bob Roney said. The identity of the person killed was not immediately known. "Right now we have every spare park ranger or other employee involved in search and rescue operation," Roney said.
May 14, 2006 |
1994 * Ansel Adams owns Yosemite Valley, photographically. His pictures have made this California landmark an international destination for tourists, many of whom, like the one seen here, are photo hobbyists trying to make Ansel Adamses of their own. The picture of this sightseer was made by a streetwise New York photographer who was prospecting for a different kind of gold, trying to stake his own claim on Yosemite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 |
The majestic landscape of Yosemite National Park - carved out of granite and shaped by powerful natural forces over the eons - is timeless and untouchable. Other attractions in the park … not so much. Some of Yosemite's much-loved amenities, including swimming pools, bike, horse and raft rentals, and an ice skating rink, would be jettisoned under a plan to restore the Merced River corridor to a more natural state. The Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan would reconfigure much of the Yosemite Valley by removing or relocating familiar concessions.
June 24, 2011 |
If you want to cover a lot of spectacular high-country terrain at California's Yosemite National Park without lugging a heavy pack, try letting a mule do the hard part. The park's stables at Tuolumne Meadows have added a custom overnight mule trip to the area's scenic Water Wheel Falls. The trips will begin after the stables open for the season, which is typically around the same time as the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge opens. That date depends on conditions; it is tentatively set for July 8 . Water Wheel Falls is a backpacker destination that is made easily accessible by riding the mules.
November 8, 2010 |
In Yosemite National Park , summer crowds have long dissipated. And now is good time to think about visiting the California park, where you'll find bargain room rates this month and in December in Yosemite Valley and nearby. Sure, it may get nippy, but the scenery is gorgeous and the atmosphere is peaceful. The deal: Live it up at the venerable Ahwahnee , a AAA four-diamond hotel, where nightly room rates in December drop as low as $199 per night from as high as $469 in the high season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 |
An unattended campfire in Mariposa County sparked a blaze that has burned about 1,600 acres, authorities concluded Tuesday. The Carstens fire broke out Sunday afternoon east of California 140 in the Midpines area, about 40 miles southwest of Yosemite National Park. Investigators will try to track down who was responsible for the campfire, said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. About 800 homes remained threatened by the wildfire, which has closed the primary road leading to Yosemite and drawn more than 2,200 firefighters to fight it. It is 15% contained.