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Mittwoch, 25. Juli 2018, 11:50

Einschränkungen vom 25.7.-29.7.18:

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Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Mariposa Grove are closed at least July 25–July 29 due to fire operations.
South Entrance will be also closed. Tioga Road and Tuolumne Meadows, including Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass entrances, and Hetch Hetchy remain open.

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Montag, 30. Juli 2018, 17:30

Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley to Reopen at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018

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Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley will reopen to all visitors at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. Limited visitor services will be available inside Yosemite Valley, including campgrounds, lodging, and food service operations.
Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona Road due to the Ferguson Fire.
Due to continuing firefighting operations along the Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the Wawona Road (Highway 41) from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park to Tunnel View will remain closed until further notice.
The Hetch Hetchy area remains open. The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) to Crane Flat and Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remain open to all visitors and vehicles. All trails and campgrounds along Tioga Road, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground remain open. All visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and visitor services near Tuolumne Meadows remain open.
Since the Ferguson Fire began on Friday, July 13, several other park facilities and roads have been closed due to fire impacts and the need to support firefighting operations. These closures include Glacier Point Road, Bridalveil Creek Campground, the Wawona Campground, and the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Yosemite National Park continues to work closely with the Incident Management Team and continues to assess park conditions daily.

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Donnerstag, 2. August 2018, 16:30

Der Yosemite NP bleibt weiterhin geschlossen!

Yosemite National Park Announces Yosemite Valley and Other Areas Will Remain Closed through Sunday, August 5, 2018 Due to Continued Unhealthy Smoke Impacts and Active Firefighting Operations

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Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley, Wawona Road, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Hetch Hetchy, and other areas will remain closed to all visitors through Sunday, August 5, 2018 due to continued unhealthy smoke impacts and ongoing firefighting operations. The park will continue to assess conditions and reevaluate all closures on Sunday, August 5.
Yosemite Valley has been temporarily closed since July 25 due to smoke impacts and for firefighting operations along El Portal Road and the Wawona Road due to the Ferguson Fire.
The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) to Crane Flat and Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass remain open to all visitors and vehicles. Visitors are advised to drive with caution, as smoke impacts may vary. All trails and campgrounds along Tioga Road, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground remain open. All visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and visitor services near Tuolumne Meadows remain open.
Since the Ferguson Fire began on Friday, July 13, several other park facilities and roads have been closed due to fire impacts and the need to support firefighting operations. These closures include Glacier Point Road, Bridalveil Creek Campground, Wawona Campground, and the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Yosemite National Park continues to work closely with the Incident Management Team and continues to assess park conditions daily.

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Freitag, 3. August 2018, 18:51

Und hier etwas zu Sicht und Luftqualität. Schon krass...

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Montag, 6. August 2018, 17:46

Yosemite Valley and other Sections of the Park Remain Closed Indefinitely Due to Impacts from the Ferguson Fire

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Due to increased fire activity in the areas adjacent to and on Yosemite National Park, park administrators and fire managers have made the decision to extend the current park closures indefinitely. Fire managers are continuously assessing conditions in the area and will work directly with and will immediately advise park managers as conditions change and it becomes safe to reopen.
Firefighters remain committed to fully suppressing this fire and are actively engaged, taking action to limit the fire’s spread when it is safe to do so. The fire activity inside Yosemite National Park is dynamic. Over the past 48 hours, fire has impacted all of the roads used to access Yosemite Valley, burning dead and downed trees that can become very explosive and fall without warning. There are also significant terrain hazards for firefighters. These hazards, along with extreme fire behavior and frequent weather changes, have made this an extremely difficult fire fight.
There is active fire burning above the Arch Rock Entrance Station, moving up the Merced River Canyon towards West Yosemite Valley.There is active fire burning near Foresta and structure protection is currently in place. No structures have been lost in the communities of Foresta, El Portal, or Yosemite West. Earlier this week, fire crossed the Wawona Road, following the Indian Creek drainage. This fire has crossed Glacier Point Road, forced firefighters to shelter in place at Badger Pass.
The following areas remain closed: Yosemite Valley, El Portal Road, Wawona Road, Big Oak Flat Road, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona Campground, Crane Flat Campground, Tamarack Campground, and several other sections of the Park.
A large portion of Yosemite National Park remains open. Tioga Road from Tioga Pass to White Wolf is open to all visitors and vehicles. Most of the trails and campgrounds along this route, including the Tuolumne Meadows Campground are open. Visitor services along Tioga Road, including the High Sierra Camps and the Tuolumne Meadows Store are open.
The Gateway communities of Sonora, Groveland, Mariposa, Oakhurst, and Lee Vining are great places to recreate and offer a wide variety of opportunities. Please contact the local visitor centers to learn about recreational opportunities in the Gateway communities.
Since the Ferguson Fire began on Friday, July 13, 2018 park visitors, employees, local businesses and communities have all been affected. We realize this has been a difficult time for all involved. Yosemite National Park is committed to supporting our Gateway communities and we will continue to work closely with all of our stakeholders to work through this emergency.

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Montag, 13. August 2018, 16:20

Nach Sperrung wegen Waldbrand - Yosemite-Tal wird wieder geöffnet

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Knapp drei Wochen nach der Schließung wegen eines Waldbrands wird das beliebte Yosemite-Tal in Kalifornien wieder geöffnet. Der National Park Service teilte mit, Besucher hätten von Dienstag an wieder Zugang zum Tal. Zunächst würden nur zwei der drei Zufahrtsstraßen geöffnet, weil es in der Gegend immer noch brenne und es daher zu Rauchentwicklung komme.

Öffnungszeiten und Dienstleistungen für Besucher seien noch eingeschränkt. Am 25. Juli hatten alle Besucher den Talbereich räumen müssen.

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Donnerstag, 16. August 2018, 17:00

Waldbrand
Schließung des Yosemite-Nationalparks verursacht hohen Schaden

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Immer noch hängt der Rauch der Waldbrände im Yosemite-Tal - aber Touristen können den berühmten US-Nationalpark wieder besuchen. Die dreiwöchige Schließung hat hohe finanzielle Schäden zur Folge.

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Mittwoch, 22. August 2018, 20:06

Wawona Road (Hwy 41) between Wawona and Yosemite Valley, and Glacier Point Rd are closed due to fire
Yosemite National Park announces that the Wawona Road (Highway 41) inside Yosemite National Park will reopen to all vehicles between Wawona and Yosemite Valley at 8:00 am on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Closure of El Portal Road (Highway 140)
El Portal Road will be closed 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Samstag, 25. August 2018, 05:40

Jap, war leider nix, das Valley ist unabhängig von den Sperrungen recht diesig. Am Tioga Pass oben kann man aber aktuell schön wandern, da ist die Luft klar.

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Freitag, 14. September 2018, 16:47

The earliest daredevils! Century-old photos show visitors at Yosemite posing on the park's most dangerous cliffs

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Yosemite National Park released images showing visitors, dating back to the early 1900s, posing on the edge of Overhanging Rock for a photo
The images were released this week as part of a new photo collection
Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point is 3,200 feet above Half Dome Village
In one photo, a car full of people sits on the edge of the rock for a car company's publicity shoot
Another photo shows a group of dancers doing a high-knee kick on the edge of the rock

Yosemite National Park released heart-stopping images that show visitors climbing to the edge of cliffs to get photos, a daredevil move that tragically resulted in the death of an 18-year-old boy last week.
The images, released this week as part of a Yosemite National Park Photo Collection, show thrill-seekers posing on the edge of Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point a rock that's 3,200 feet above Half Dome Village.
In one photo dancers Kitty Tatch and Katherine 'Kitty' Hazelstine do a high-knee kick while standing near the rock's edge for a photo. The photo was snapped in the mid 1980s.
Another photo, taken in 1916, shows a car full of people parked on the edge of the rock for a publicly shoot for Studebaker automobile company.
Other images in the collection capture the beauty and landscape of the park.

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Sonntag, 30. September 2018, 14:51

Vintage Photos: Yosemite National Park, Then and Now

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Yosemite National Park was established by an act of Congress on Oct. 1, 1890.

One of the nation's most stunning natural wonders, the vast park is a place where dramatic rock formations rise above towering and majestic trees in California's Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Thanks to the efforts of preservationist John Muir, Congress set aside about 1,500 square miles of land that would become one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

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Mittwoch, 21. November 2018, 19:08

Yosemite National Park Announces Winter Operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to Begin on Friday, November 30, 2018

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Yosemite National Park Announces winter operations in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to begin on Friday, November 30, 2018.
The Mariposa Grove will be closed to automobiles for the winter season beginning on Friday, November 30, 2018. The Mariposa Grove Shuttle Service also ends for the season on November 30, 2018. Visitors can use the South Entrance Parking Area and walk into the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
The visitor contact station and gift shop located in the Depot at Mariposa Grove will be open during the winter season, as weather and road conditions permit. During the month of December, the Depot will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Depot operations in January and February may vary depending upon weather and road conditions.
All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. All motorists should carry tire chains, even if their car is equipped with four-wheel drive. Tire chains may be required at any time based on conditions.

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Mittwoch, 21. November 2018, 21:26

Early Notable Figures In The Establishment Of Yosemite National Park

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There is an argument that Yosemite is actually the world’s first national park; President Lincoln’s Yosemite Grant in 1864 protected its scenic valley. Of course, it wasn’t until 1890 that Yosemite was officially designated a national park, some 18 years after Yellowstone claimed the distinction as the world’s first national park.
But with its head start, Yosemite quickly attracted those who were looking to both profit from the setting, and protecting it.
James and Elvira Hutchings opened the valley’s first hotel in 1865, after James visited the Yosemite Valley in 1855, and again in 1859. He described his first lodging there as a “crude two-story” inn. So, he bought the building the next year, made some relatively minor upgrades, and opened it for business.
It didn’t last long for the Hutchings however, as the Yosemite Grant prompted California officials to declare his land ownership in the valley invalid, and they were forced out.
Here is a look at some others who played key roles in Yosemite’s maturation as a national park:

Galen Clark
Clark is considered the first guardian of Yosemite’s big trees. In 1857 he was so taken by the giant sequoias, in what’s now known as Mariposa Grove, that he wrote newspaper articles to both promote and protect the trees. After the Yosemite Grant was signed, Clark was appointed by the state of California to be Yosemite’s “guardian,” a role he served for 24 years.

John Muir
Muir was a mere 31 years old when he worked for the Hutchings as a carpenter, and he also spent time tending sheep in Tuolumne Meadows. Of course, he later gained worldwide fame as a voice for wilderness. A prolific writer, he also traveled to Alaska for the San Francisco Bulletin to chronicle the landscape that would oneday become Glacier Bay National Park and later to Mount Rainier.

John and Bridget Degnan
Today you might stop for something to eat at Degnan’s Deli in the Yosemite Valley. What you might not realize is that its name comes from the Degnans—John and Bridget—who started a bakery business in the valley in 1890. Bridget at one point cranked out 50 loaves of bread a day, and sold them for 12.5 cents a loaf. At the turn of the century they invested in a brick Dutch oven that allowed them to double that production. Their business remained in family hands until 1974.

Ansel Adams
Known as the father of landscape photography, Adams honed his craft in Yosemite. His early Sierra Club membership brought him as a young photographer to the park often in the 1920s. As well as taking photos for the club, he helped erect the cable system on Half Dome each summer. He also spent time as the caretaker of the LeConte Memorial Lodge in the Yosemite Valley , Later, his black-and-white photos helped persuade Congress to designate Kings Canyon National Park.

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Donnerstag, 29. November 2018, 16:38

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park Close for the Winter Season

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The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the winter season. There have been several storm systems that have moved through the park over the past two weeks.
The Tioga Road is a seasonal road that closes each season, based on weather and road conditions. The road is closed from Tuolumne Grove to 5 miles west of Lee Vining and US 395.
The Glacier Point Road is also closed for the season, from the Yosemite Ski and Snow Board Area to Glacier Point. This section of road closes each season, based on weather and road conditions.
A series of winter storms are expected to pass through the Yosemite Area, beginning on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 and continuing through the weekend. Snow and rain are expected throughout the park. Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions and possible delays.
Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park. Highway 120 West, Highway 140, and Highway 41 remain open year-round and provide access to Yosemite Valley. The Hetch Hetchy Road is open for day use throughout the winter months.
All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures due to hazardous driving conditions. All motorists are required to carry tire chains, even if their car is equipped with four-wheel drive, while driving in the park during the winter months. Chain control may go into effect at any time. The following chain control guidelines exist:
-“R-1” requires vehicles to have mud and snow tires or tire chains
-“R-2” requires vehicles to have 4-Wheel drive or tire chains
-“R-3” requires all vehicles to use tire chains

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