Following the robbery that took place last month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa, the museum is opening its doors to the public again today Friday November 9, 2012. The Museum hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Yosemite National Park
Bear - Human Incidents Dramatically Reduced
Park Invites News Media to Cover the 15th Annual Apple Picking Event
The Half Dome Cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The cables are taken down each October for the fall and winter season. The cables are proposed to be put back in place in the spring of 2013, as conditions permit.
Visitors are strongly advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in place as the dome can be extremely slippery and may be wet and/or icy even in seemingly dry conditions.
Park Entrance Fees Waived for the Day
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the park will waive park entrance fees for all park visitors.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American's enjoy. In 2011, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, and removed trash and invasive plants on public lands across the country.
Youth in Yosemite Programs for Young People of All Ages Build The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards and Improve Yosemite National Park
An innovative program that inspires underserved children to care for the outdoors using photography as a teaching tool and another that encourages teenagers to seek careers as environmental stewards though hands-on internships are among nine new and established Youth in Yosemite programs that will benefit from $1.3 million provided by Yosemite Conservancy.
Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by holding a series of activities focused on “What NPS Rangers do” on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
John Muir’s spirit of exploration and education will be renewed by the creation of the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC), according to this newly formed non-profit group. A new $75,000 donation will allow admirers of John Muir to seek additional developmental funds for a specialized center built around the genius of John Muir. It will provide learning opportunities for geotourists, students, parents and anyone concerned with environmental issues seeking to enrich their visit to Yosemite National Park and the region. Our regional preservation of natural ecosystems and rural communities lifestyles will provide experiences following the writings of John Muir directly from the natural context he observed in the 1880s.