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Monday, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Ye Olde Yosemite Yuletide Good-Timery

Make merry in one of the park's, and state's, grandest dining rooms. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

Thank You, Rain: Bridalveil Fall Makes a Showing

It's not so dry 'round Yosemite National Park. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

Mapping (and Helping) Yosemite's Bears

GPS collars are helping park staff understand the habits of the park's ursine residents. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

Ending Forever: Mariposa Big Tree Tram Tour

A major restoration of the Yosemite sequoia grove is due. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yosemite Summons Tolkien to Advise Hikers

Yosemite Summons Tolkien to Advise Hikers

A weekend Facebook post turns to a famous book to gain attention. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

Watch the Perseids at Glacier Point

A spectacular showing is due in August, and Tenaya Lodge has a fun field trip lined up. Read »

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Hike to Yosemite's Geographic Center

Ready to see views in all directions? This moderate trek awaits. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike to Hike Yosemite

Bike to Hike Yosemite

Go by foot and wheel to explore some serene spots in the national park. Read »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Fishing Along the High Sierra

Need some peaceful meadow-lake action? Yosemite awaits. Read »

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