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Yosemite Area | Site-Wide Activity http://yosemitearea.com/activity/ Activity feed for the entire site. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:49:41 +0000 https://buddypress.org/?v=2.6.2 en-US 30 hourly 2 f74221f9e16b0afffe7e93c3817417aa Webmaster wrote a new post, Actor Jared Leto produces a cool web series called 'Great Wide Open' http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1510 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:19:01 +0000 Jared Leto, a well-known actor (“Suicide Squad”, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, “American Psycho”), took a break from celebrity fame to produce a cool web series called Great Wide Open. The five-part series celebrates […]

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41fabbf83bb73a5b3dede190e9c4eb52 Webmaster wrote a new post, Yosemite National Park Offers Free Admission August 25-28, 2016 In Honor of National Park Service Centennial Celebration http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1507 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:34:24 +0000 Park Hosting Special Centennial Programs to Celebrate 

Yosemite National Park will celebrate the Centennial, 100 years of the National Park Service, on August 25, 2016. In honor of this historic milestone, […]

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04ffd20b49cd3c5a868cf810513ecb1f Webmaster wrote a new post, Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1503 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:15:58 +0000 If you are in the fourth grade, you and your family can get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.. Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass […]

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19ae6554e185e30aa83426b7f244e904 Webmaster wrote a new post, Acclaimed Photographer Clyde Butcher Publishes New Book "Celebrating America's National Parks" http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1475 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:00:14 +0000 Throughout his award-winning career, photographer Clyde Butcher has cherished America’s national parks. “I am filled with gratitude that I live in a country that had the foresight to save so many wild places for […]

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c6d64165371bf8476821678e54234109 Webmaster wrote a new post, Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1472 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:56:12 +0000 In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra […]

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e185359b4e3ba1cb12c33ce954934f40 Webmaster wrote a new post, An Enduring Legacy: The Yosemite Field School http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1456 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:50:53 +0000 Michael Ross, one of the naturalists who lead our Outdoor Adventures, often welcomes participants with a piece of that timeless Muir quote: “Most people are on the world, not in it.”
“Most people are on the wor […]

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64e58d4d90a876ff64d6790f9910d9d5 Webmaster wrote a new post, Yosemite National Park Expands American Sign Language Services http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1453 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:11:19 +0000 Park Offers Multiple Services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Visitors

Yosemite National Park expands the American Sign Language (ASL) Program offered to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors. The park’s Deaf […]

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387217efbcf8b4a1e1e0668c5fe0c57c Webmaster wrote a new post, Thomas Hill & 2009 Inaugural Luncheon http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1441 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:19:11 +0000 In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, setting the precedent for federal protection of scenic areas in the United States. Artists like […]

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75f4cae63072880dcf4cfa6e21e7fe05 John Freemuth wrote a new post, How the Antiquities Act has expanded the national park system and fueled struggles over land protection http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1437 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:03:19 +0000 As Americans anticipate summer vacation, many are planning trips to our nation’s iconic national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia and Olympic. But they may not realize that these and other parks e […]

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4afe8fe6da8423a80a1e853c6d56d3c8 John Freemuth changed their profile picture http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/360/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:58:49 +0000 0 e779ead5ad10c9a8730dfaa1c40f8d19 Elsie Casper became a registered member http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/357/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:02:09 +0000 0 6b5f715a10d425624d24749ed6235da2 Webmaster wrote a new post, Five new sports announced for Tokyo 2020, but where does the future of the Olympics lie? http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1431 Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:59:40 +0000 Surfing, skateboarding, climbing and karate will become Olympics sports for the first time ever at Tokyo 2020 after a long-anticipated decision was confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on August […]

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91c975d88bbb2314dab19a00f6c31ca8 Webmaster wrote a new post, Americans think national parks are worth US$92 billion, but we don't fund them accordingly http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1428 Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:28:43 +0000 One of the quirks of government accounting is that our nation’s most valuable assets – from aircraft carriers to interstate highways – don’t appear on any national balance sheet. In part this is because it is hard […]

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f49ec0bb72425cc9278cf16de08af3b7 Mariposa County Health Department wrote a new post, Heat Safety Message http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1424 Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:24:38 +0000 Temperatures are climbing once again this summer season. How will you stay cool?

The Mariposa County Health Department recommends avoiding strenuous activity during the
heat of the day, staying in a cool […]

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cbf6ec023c090733ee196d95f43967c6 Mariposa County Health Department changed their profile picture http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/353/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:13:56 +0000 0 19d1707d35d05add82b974913e5fed7f Yosemite Conservancy changed their profile picture http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/351/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:55:52 +0000 0 fddb7876a9b43a5d5b44e5fb02093016 Sharon Cacho changed their profile picture http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/349/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:47:01 +0000 0 3d426b73d028d418758e164ab72c21d8 Chicago Tribune Editorial Board changed their profile picture http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/347/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:38:40 +0000 0 7888cce170f9a7d16c52b850fe8263a0 Webmaster wrote a new post, Attendance quotas? Our national parks, and the mile-long line to see them http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1420 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:22:30 +0000 The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday:

Something’s wrong with our National Parks system when lines to get to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim look like lines to get “Hamilton” tickets. […]

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c1460252d0f926bdce1a783c5dcd1083 Webmaster wrote a new post, So You Think You Know About Raccoons? http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1416 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:02:45 +0000 Did you know…

The raccoons’ name is actually spelled two different ways: racoon and raccoon. It seems that it depends on which side of the pond (A.K.A. the Atlantic Ocean) you are on. Americans spell the word […]

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10844f28543f9f0816c1d50a173385c9 Yosemite Lover started the topic National Park Coloring Books in the forum General Entertainment http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/national-park-coloring-books/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:50:24 +0000 If you are like me and enjoy the adult coloring books you will like these ones with National Park destinations.

http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/08/national-park-coloring-book-anderson-design-group/494531/

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2b961aa7182350a55117901e7a633467 Yosemite Lover replied to the topic A~Z Yosemite in the forum General Entertainment http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/az-yosemite/#post-1414 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:47:49 +0000 C for Chilnualna Falls

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b5c1bcb0aca2438b7c5b46facf51c17f Nick Stauffacher became a registered member http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/338/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:13:32 +0000 0 6589205bdbd42daa7f5b64803b666002 Mathew Sands and Corky Stanton are now friends http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/337/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:26:00 +0000 0 62850f7505eff5169b414b9a52305906 Sandman replied to the topic A~Z Yosemite in the forum General Entertainment http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/az-yosemite/#post-1412 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:48:48 +0000 Great Idea!

B = Bridalveil Fall

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bdfd921fc9f3f6695e65c6c13c664e85 From LA replied to the topic Long wait to get into the gate in the forum Visiting Yosemite http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/long-wait-to-get-into-the-gate/#post-1411 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:11:59 +0000 The Park Service’s most popular destinations are all having record attendance. The Grand Canyon: 5.5 million in 2015, a 16 percent jump from 2014. Yosemite: 4.1 million, 6.8 percent jump. Yellowstone: 4 million, 16 percent jump. The result? Two-hour waits just to get up to a park’s entrance. Overspilling trash cans. Jam-packed parking lots.…[Read more]

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1695384905069b4daa0c1afba27c50ed From LA started the topic A~Z Yosemite in the forum General Entertainment http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/az-yosemite/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:38:39 +0000 A = Alder Creek

Who’s got “B”?

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d76b2f0652dce8d387704e5feb889e3c From LA replied to the topic The National Parks at 100 in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/the-national-parks-at-100/#post-1407 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:34:26 +0000 The National Park Service is very important to me. I would be willing to pay a lot to make sure it gets the funding it needs.

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cf163a7d0127e17a2043667cbc524d9f Webmaster wrote a new post, National S'mores Day http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1402 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:55:51 +0000 A s’more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces […]

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145da0f741b1bdcb6011046bb9b2b5d0 Robyn became a registered member http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/329/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:28:43 +0000 0 3f120a98762a0b02994d22b4f2835926 Webmaster wrote a new post, Restoring Rare Frogs and Turtles to Yosemite National Park http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1396 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:45:47 +0000 In recent years, with support from Yosemite Conservancy, scientists have started to bring endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs back from the brink of extinction by moving them to predator-free lakes. This […]

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faa59e4ad49a4fb5c5b0736b1c6abdbf Webmaster wrote a new post, YARTS Bus Will No Longer Operate Year-Round on Highway 41 http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1389 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 02:21:31 +0000 YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) plans to shut down the bus transportation system from Fresno to Yosemite on Sept. 30, with service planned to resume in May. YARTS provides public transit in […]

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b10d60b46369169e3f5c496fa79e26e6 Webmaster started the topic The National Parks at 100 in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/the-national-parks-at-100/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:33:23 +0000 The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary Aug. 25. Earlier this summer a new study put an overall value on the more than 400 national parks, monuments, scenic rivers, and historic sites in the NPS system. It asked a representative group of Americans if it was “important to me that National Parks are preserved for current a…[Read more]

The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary Aug. 25. Earlier this summer a new
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b99c89c9d71945f5a720c4e7361a8a3b Webmaster wrote a new post, Hetch Hetchy’s Mountain Tunnel to Close for 90 Days http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1383 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:13:04 +0000 Hetch Hetchy is the name of a valley, a reservoir and a water system in California. The glacial Hetch Hetchy Valley lies in the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park and is drained by the Tuolumne River. It […]

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627dbef475d390b7dbe8dc8af33b706b Webmaster wrote a new post, Conquering Your Creative Fears: Mixed Media http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1380 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 02:58:11 +0000 The Yosemite Art Center offers a workshop Monday through Saturday; March 21, 2016 to October 29, 2016. Workshops begin at 9:45am and end at 2:00pm. All workshops meet at the Yosemite Art Center, located near the […]

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e3b4214ce6838264fffa8f43977203c5 Webmaster wrote a new post, Yosemite Among Best Places to See Perseid Meteor Shower http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1376 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:15:02 +0000 In his song “Rocky Mountain High”, American singer-songwriter John Denver refers to his experience watching the Perseid meteor shower during a family camping trip in the mountains near Aspen, Colorado, with the […]

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5d2a20b9fcf025b4f70bb6c7541691c0 Yosemite Lover replied to the topic How Climate Change Will Transform the National Parks’ Iconic Animals and Plants in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/how-climate-change-will-transform-the-national-parks-iconic-animals-and-plants/#post-1375 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 23:10:33 +0000 It makes me so sad to know that future generations will not have the same experiences as our Grandparents had and we have in Yosemite.

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b913e6c8afcc61640221654540ffd629 Webmaster wrote a new post, Yosemite Hiking http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1372 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 22:57:04 +0000 The Yosemite trails span over 800 miles of scenic trails. You will come across some of the most beautiful places in America, from wonderful mountains to pranging rivers. Yosemite offers world class backcountry […]

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15ab51a329d691d7145279e81aba273f William Davis became a registered member http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/317/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:18:06 +0000 0 513c2ca98b1fa13db52b881e1b906af6 From LA replied to the topic How Climate Change Will Transform the National Parks’ Iconic Animals and Plants in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/how-climate-change-will-transform-the-national-parks-iconic-animals-and-plants/#post-1371 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:16:53 +0000 Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can…[Read more]

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bd7d7602145d677137bf79ede22298fa Webmaster started the topic How Climate Change Will Transform the National Parks’ Iconic Animals and Plants in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/how-climate-change-will-transform-the-national-parks-iconic-animals-and-plants/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:01:56 +0000 Dramatic changes may force park managers to choose which species will live, and which will die

Today the NPS is confronting the most daunting challenge it has faced in its 100-year history: human-influenced climate change, which promises to transform not only these iconic landscapes but also the plants and animals who inhabit them. This looming…[Read more]

Dramatic changes may force park managers to choose which species will live, and which will die Today
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2beacfba7cafb779f92542026832fd67 Webmaster wrote a new post, Camping Guidelines http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1324 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:45:26 +0000 Camping is an excellent outdoor recreational activity. Basically for camping, the campers leave urban areas, their home district, or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights in the great […]

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40aba3ff5d48f7455f49fcd7381ed2cd Webmaster wrote a new post, The Crown Jewel of the National Park Hotels http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1336 Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:15:06 +0000 Stephen T. Mather was the first Director of National Parks in the United States. He accepted the position in 1915 when there were only 16 national parks – today there are 58. Mr. Mather used the iconic […]

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a4da841c00272ba04f39eeb113a1ad87 Shoshana Holiman became a registered member http://yosemitearea.com/activity/p/310/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14:53:41 +0000 0 b8b2d2463ba9f71a422903add6644ae5 Webmaster started the topic Yosemite, Sequoia and other National Park Service jewels draw record crowds in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/yosemite-sequoia-and-other-national-park-service-jewels-draw-record-crowds/ Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:40:58 +0000 Visitors light up as they step off tour buses at Tunnel View and see Yosemite Valley for the first time. Half Dome and El Capitan, those towering walls of granite, demand attention. From miles away, visitors can watch water pour from Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. The Merced River and the meadows provide a peaceful…[Read more]

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d557d1097aafb69e5c78ca4670239c4b Webmaster wrote a new post, Calling All Tree Fallers - Current Job Opportunities http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1348 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 09:13:01 +0000 Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as they prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement.  Become a part of their mission to connect with ou […]

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7916c59124f91d4cc8ce393002a0e85d From LA started the topic Houston photographer's exhibit celebrates national parks' centennial in the forum Happening Now http://yosemitearea.com/forums/topic/houston-photographers-exhibit-celebrates-national-parks-centennial/ Sat, 06 Aug 2016 07:45:12 +0000 Mark Burns documents the beauty of nature in black-and-white photos taken during five-year quest to photograph all 59 national parks

“If you had to put just one photograph with the National Park Service, it would be Yosemite Valley,” Burns said. The famous granite Half Dome, the soaring El Capitan formation, Yosemite Falls and towering sequoias…[Read more]

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b0538c1ab886d6649a9638d354be3426 Webmaster wrote a new post, Most Common Mistakes Made By Campers http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1321 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:30:01 +0000 Please don’t bring your home in your camp location and don’t leave any necessary camping gear at home. So when it’s time to wrap up your things for the escapade, double or triple check your checklist to see if […]

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65401fabfa1c7b81ed7d1d304e2c6495 Webmaster wrote a new post, Multiple Public Meetings and Webinars to be Conducted Over the Next Several Weeks http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1344 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:36:34 +0000 Yosemite National Park will host a series of workshops to engage the public in the formulation of alternatives for the park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan. The workshops will focus on two of the more complex i […]

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8bf426327ff161c6078719375ad14ba9 Webmaster wrote a new post, The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley: A Great American's Dream http://yosemitearea.com/?p=1331 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:30:37 +0000 The story of the celebrated Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley is particularly noteworthy because of its status in US National Park history, but also because its very existence is a tribute to one man who had […]

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