Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Wildlife and Other Sightings: Mule Deer
July 27, 2012
Antlers on Mule Deer (Odocoilus hemionus) bucks are approaching full size but still have the fuzzy velvet skin on their antlers. This "velvet" will be rubbed off by September and the bucks will use them to contend with other males during the early winter mating season.
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Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.