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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Temporary Closures Due to Fire

    All main roads within Yosemite National Park, including the Big Oak Flat Road, are open. Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

Range Map: 'Counting Sheep' Film Clip

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Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep: View a range map to understand how the sheep's high-elevation habitat has decreased through the past century in the Counting Sheep documentary, created by Green TV in 2004. (33 seconds)

  • Overview: Watch an introduction to this endangered animal. (1 minute and 45 seconds)
  • Mating: See the sheep's intricate mating habits. (3 minutes and 23 seconds)

Did You Know?

El Portal Boulder Bar

At the east end of El Portal, just west of Yosemite National Park’s boundary, changing river gradients, glacial history, and powerful floods have created a boulder bar with boulders much larger than typically found in such deposits. This is no ordinary boulder bar, however, for it contains massive boulders over a meter in diameter and weighing many tons.