Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures Inspire Park Visitors

Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures Inspire Park Visitors

Yosemite National Park, CA…Discover Yosemite National Park through the eyes of naturalist guides with lifetimes of Yosemite experience and insider knowledge on one of Yosemite Conservancy’s unforgettable Outdoor Adventures with proceeds going to restoring trails and habitat, protecting vulnerable wildlife and park educational programs. Students from the Yosemite Leadership Program (one of the youth programs […]

Pre-Emptive Road Closures in Burn Scar Areas

Pre-Emptive Road Closures in Burn Scar Areas

Mariposa, CA…Caltrans, the National Weather Service (NWS) and several other agencies and partners are teaming up to bring a proactive approach to weather forecasting and its impact on California’s transportation network. Caltrans District 10 (Stockton) and the NWS Hanford office in Central California are co-piloting the “Prepare Program” in Mariposa County. This program calls for […]

Morning Road Conditions & Chain Control Update for March 8th

Morning Road Conditions & Chain Control Update for March 8th

Arnold, CA…You will need to chain up or engage the 4wd this morning to make it to the slopes. On Hwy 88 they have it open through the Carson Spur area and controls are in effect above Dew Drop Inn. Hwy 26 is still closed for repairs. Bear Valley devotees will need traction aids above […]

Thunderstorm Warning from National Weather Service Sacramento

Thunderstorm Warning from National Weather Service Sacramento

Arnold, CA…At 308 PM PST, scattered strong thunderstorms were located near San Andreas south to near Sonora and La Grange, moving northeast at 30 mph. Half inch hail is possible with these storm along with heavy rain. Locations impacted include…Sonora, Jackson, San Andreas, Calaveras Big Trees SP, Paloma, Big Bend Summit, Ione, Valley Springs, Rail […]

Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Hwy 140 Reopens Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar

Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The road was pre-emptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and remained closed for approximately 19 hours. This […]

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Caltrans to Close Hwy 140 Through Ferguson Fire Burn Scar at 3pm Today

Mariposa County, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a pre-emptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This is due to an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and the closure is scheduled for the sake of […]

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Roads Into Yosemite Should Reopen After Noon Today.

Yosemite, CA…All roads closed due to heavy snow and fallen trees at least until noon on Wednesday, February 6 Yosemite has received heavy snow, which has caused numerous trees to fall. As a result all roads are currently closed. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check current road status. People in Yosemite should stay indoors […]

Power Outages Inch Back Up to 21,313 in Our Coverage Area

Power Outages Inch Back Up to 21,313 in Our Coverage Area

Arnold, CA….In the fluid battle to keep electrons flowing to customers in this wave of storms PG&E is losing a bit of ground this afternoon. The winter storm warning expired about 17 minutes ago so the clearing conditions should help. At this time we are back up to 21,313 in Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne & […]

Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Road Closures and Due to Winter Storm Systems

Yosemite National Park Announces Temporary Road Closures and Due to Winter Storm Systems

Yosemite, CA…Big Oak Flat Road, Wawona Road, and El Portal Road may be impacted due to heavy precipitation. Temporary road closures and delays may be possible over the next several days along Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West), Wawona Road (Highway 41), and El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park. An incoming […]

Access to Yosemite National Park will be Limited Along the Highway 41 Corridor Due to Government Shutdown

Access to Yosemite National Park will be Limited Along the Highway 41 Corridor Due to Government Shutdown

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park remains open, however there will be limited access to the park along the Highway 41 corridor from the South Entrance to the Badger Pass Road during the hours of highest visitation due to continuing issues with human waste and resource damage. Park Rangers will staff a check point at the South […]

Construction Advisor for Repair Work on Hwy 140 in Ferguson Fire Scar Area

Construction Advisor for Repair Work on Hwy 140 in Ferguson Fire Scar Area

Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is making ongoing emergency repairs and engaging in rehabilitation work on State Route 140 in the Ferguson Fire burn scar – from Briceburg to the Yosemite National Park boundary. The Ferguson Fire ravaged areas on and near SR-140 both inside and outside Yosemite in summer 2018, creating a […]

Yosemite National Park Honors First Responders

Yosemite National Park Honors First Responders

Yosemite, CA….From the National Park Service…”Here in Yosemite National Park, employees provide law enforcement, EMS, search and rescue, and fire fighting efforts. We are so grateful to have an outstanding staff of dedicated first responders protecting this park! On Thursday, the US Postal Service honored first responders from Yosemite, CAL FIRE, and the U.S. Forest […]

Two Visitors Fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

Two Visitors Fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite, CA…A male and female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning. This incident is under investigation and no further details are available. No photos or videos are available. The identification of the deceased has not yet been determined.

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