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Growing Ferguson fire forces evacuation of Yosemite National Park

El Portal - Yosemite National Park has been evacuated as firefighters desperately attempt to control enormous wildfires in a heatwave which has seen temperatures soar to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

California's destructive Ferguson fire explodes overnight

The Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park spread to 33,743 acres Monday morning, but firefighters increased containment to 13 percent, authorities reported.

Massive wildfire near Yosemite forces thousands from homes

Mariposa - A massive wildfire in California's Central Valley has forced the evacuation of 4,000 people since the fire began on Sunday, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Mariposa County Tuesday night.

Legal challenge to Yosemite Park dam gets thrown out of court

Sonora - A California state court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to compel officials to tear down a nearly 100-year-old dam in Yosemite National Park that supplies power and water to millions in San Francisco and the Central Valley.

Rim Fire crosses Old Yosemite Rd, evac expanded in Mariposa Co.

Mariposa - The Rim Fire crossed Old Yosemite Road in Mariposa County last night. The spot fire prompted expanded mandatory evacuation orders from authorities.

Rim Fire scorches 199, 237 acres, 32% containment reached

Tuolumne - The Rim Fire reached another unfortunate milestone today, it is now the fifth largest fire in California history, at 199,237 acres.

Timelapse video of Rim Fire spreading into Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - As the Rim Fire slows down, thanks to a little cooperation from the weather, a timelapse video has been released by Yosemite National Park which is both beautiful, and also simply terrifying.

Sixth largest fire in California history, 30% contained

Sonora - The Rim Fire is now reported at 192, 466 acres. 301 square miles of incredible devastation in a pristine wilderness area. 11 residences, 97 outbuildings, and 3 commercial buildings have been burned, but there is good news too.

Firefighters gaining, but Rim Fire increases to 187,466 acres

Groveland - Firefighters continue to battle the flames in California's Sierra mountains, but the fire continues to grow. Still more than 5,500 structures threatened.

Yosemite doubles hantavirus warning to 22,000 visitors

Yosemite National Park - This week Yosemite National Park expanded its warning to visitors about exposure to hantavirus. At this time, the Park is cautioning over 20,000 people may have been exposed to the mouse-borne disease.

17th hiker fatality on Yosemite's Half Dome

Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is more than just a spectacular view from the top. It can also be a challenging hike with the inherent dangers of being atop a huge granite boulder.

Half Dome claims another hiker in Yosemite

Yosemite National Parks Half Dome cable climb has claimed another hiker. The hiker was on the climb Sunday when she fell.

Vernal Falls claims three hikers in Yosemite (updated)

Since the beginning of published accounts in 1920, there have been at least 13 hikers who have been swept over the edge of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park. Three hikers have gone missing in the area, according to media reports.

Two more Yosemite hikers feared lost

The Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy valleys have been dangerous this year due to the amount of snow melt occurring recently. The rivers and streams have been running heavy and very cold the past few weeks.

First fire for summer in Yosemite National Park

Dry lightning and even lightning associated with thunderstorms is a larger problem in spring and summer in the back country wilderness of Yosemite National Park. (6/28/11 update)

Two hikers perish in Yosemite National Park

Two hikers have lost their lives in separate incidents in Yosemite National Park on Friday, the thirteenth. Weather conditions are partly to blame.

Yosemite National Park still closed

Yosemite National Park has also taken the brunt of the recent storms passing through Northern California in the past few weeks.

Yosemite celebrates its 120th birthday

Yosemite Ntl Park - Yosemite National Park, the third national park created in the United States after Yellowstone and Sequoia national parks, celebrated its 120th birthday yesterday --- Friday, October 1st.

Yosemite Fire Gains in Size

The fire which began August 26th just outside Yosemite National Park is now more than just a nuisance for residents of the Foothills.

Summer is here: Crews fighting Yosemite fires

Fire Crews are at it again this summer already, seems like only a few weeks ago, the issue was the spectacular waterfalls in Yosemite.

Paralyzed British Veteran Climbs El Capitan

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is not an easy climb for anyone. Consider the job of climbing the 2,900 ft grainite monolith as a paralyzed athlete.

Half-Dome Claims Hiker

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is famed throughout the world as a hike of incredible beauty and views and accessible to many who might not be up to a more difficult hike.

Famed Yosemite Hotel at Risk of Collapse in Major Earthquake

The landmark Art Deco Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, California, doesn’t meet today’s seismic standards and is at risk of a partial collapse, according to a report released by park officials.

Stranded, Injured Climbers Rescued in Yosemite After Avalanche

Seven experienced South Korean mountain climbers warmly welcomed a team of rescuers yesterday, who helicoptered them from Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in northern California after they were trapped in a avalanche.

Telegraph Fire Near Yosemite -Over! update 8/2/08 0700 hrs $37.6million

The Telegraph Fire in California just outside Yosemite National Park has reached 100% containment and Cal Fire is closing up shop.

Beautiful Pictures Of Yosemite

Those pictures might help you decide on a future trip.

Yosemite Access by Visitors Could Be Limited in Future

A recent lawsuit has heated up discussion on future access to Yosemite. .
 

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Panoramic Overview from Glacier Point over Yosemite Valley 2013 Alternative.
Panoramic Overview from Glacier Point over Yosemite Valley 2013 Alternative.
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This is an image from one of the NPS webcams. You can see how thick the smoke is. This image is fro ...
This is an image from one of the NPS webcams. You can see how thick the smoke is. This image is fro July 21, 2018. View of the Merced River Canyon, looking west from Yosemite Turtleback Dome, at 5,266 feet (1605 m) above sea level, toward the Central Valley.
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Yosemite National Park attracts almost 4 million visitors a year and yet retains a great deal of its...
Yosemite National Park attracts almost 4 million visitors a year and yet retains a great deal of its wilderness character.
Half Dome in Yosemite
Half Dome in Yosemite
The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park
The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park
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Giant Sequoia in Merced Grove  Yosemite National Park.
Giant Sequoia in Merced Grove, Yosemite National Park.
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Protecting the home front the Sierra Hotshots  from the Sierra National Forest  are on the front lin...
Protecting the home front the Sierra Hotshots, from the Sierra National Forest, are on the front lines of the Ferguson Fire.
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El Capitan  Yosemite Valley
El Capitan, Yosemite Valley
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Yosemite National Park attracts almost 4 million visitors a year and yet retains a great deal of its...
Yosemite National Park attracts almost 4 million visitors a year and yet retains a great deal of its wilderness character.
Look carefully and you will see two rock climbers on a rock face ledge in Yosemite National Park
Look carefully and you will see two rock climbers on a rock face ledge in Yosemite National Park
The California Army National Guard s 1-140th Aviation Brigade (Air Assault) battles the Rim fire in ...
The California Army National Guard's 1-140th Aviation Brigade (Air Assault) battles the Rim fire in a UH-60 Black Hawk near Yosemite
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The view from Glacier Point  left to right: Tenaya Canyon  Half Dome  Liberty Cap  Little Yosemite V...
The view from Glacier Point, left to right: Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, Liberty Cap, Little Yosemite Valley, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.
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El Capitan from Northside Drive
El Capitan from Northside Drive
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