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  1. Massive Rock Slab Peels Off Of Half Dome In Yosemite National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | National Parks Traveler

    A massive sheet of rock, outlined in red on this photo, recently peeled off Half Dome in Yosemite National Park/NPS, Greg Stock A massive triangular slab of rock, roughly two-thirds the length of a football field in size, recently peeled off the face of Half Dome, adding a challenging new dimension to the classic Regular Northwest Face climbing route while also underscoring that Yosemite National Park's granite monoliths are not at all static. Exactly when the slab fell away from the iconic dome isn't known, but Yosemite staff geologist Greg Stock guesses it most likely occurred sometime overnight July 2-3.


  2. Expect Crowds At Yosemite National Park This Holiday WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    With heavy visitation expected this holiday weekend at Yosemite National Park , officials are recommending that you arrive early to avoid traffic jams and parking issues. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day.


  3. Your Yosemite, A Threatened Public TreasureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    Commercialism in the National Park System is readily apparent. Just look at the publicity generated over the past nine months from concessionaire tactics at Yosemite National Park and Grand Canyon National Park to leverage profits by trademarking place names long associated with the two icons.


  4. Dean Potter Dies In Illegal BASE Jumping Incident At Yosemite National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    The climber who generated controversy over his climb of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in 2006 and led to more specific, and restrictive, climbing regulations in the park died this past weekend in an illegal BASE jumping incident at Yosemite National Park . Potter, 43, and a colleague, Graham Hunt, attempted a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a 7,500-foot point on the south rim of Yosemite Valley on Saturday evening.


  5. Half Dome Opens Saturday For Hikers At Yosemite National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place this Saturday, May 2 and available for hikers. This opening date is three weeks earlier than previously scheduled due to the low snowpack.


  6. Opening Of Glacier Point Road At Yosemite National Park Earliest In Recent MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    The last switchback before Glacier Point. Photo by Dawn Endico via Flickr and Creative Commons.


  7. Concessionaires Want More Investment, Business Opportunities, In National ParksRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    National park concessionaires, deeply concerned over what they see as three decades of stagnant visitation to the National Park System, want Congress to authorize better marketing of the parks, longer "high" seasons in the parks they believe would generate more revenues for infrastructure improvements, and expanded concessionaire opportunities in the parks. Those items were among a list of nine that Derrick Crandall, counselor of the National Park Hospitality Association , recently presented to a House appropriations subcommittee with responsibility for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.


  8. Ten Signature Projects In Yosemite National Park To Help Highlight National Park Service CentennialRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    Yosemite National Park officials, with an eye on the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, have picked 10 "signature" projects to help celebrate that notable birthday. The projects are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect with the next generation of park stewards.


  9. Yosemite National Park Adopting Sliding Entrance Fee Schedule, Higher Campground FeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | National Parks Traveler

    A sliding scale for entrance fees, and slightly higher campground fees, will take effect at Yosemite National Park on March 1. During the civic engagement period, the park received 2,430 e-mails in response to the proposal, 1,222 comments on the park's Facebook page, and 16 mailed letters. Input received from the public during civic engagement led to significant changes to the park's fee increase proposal.


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