• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Tioga Road is Closed for the Winter

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; it usually reopens in late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »

Mating: 'Counting Sheep' Film Clip

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Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep: View the sheep's intricate mating habits in a segment from the Counting Sheep documentary, created by Green TV in 2004. Commentary by University of California White Mountain Research Station biologist John Wehausen. (3 minutes and 23 seconds)

  • Overview: See an introduction to this endangered animal. (1 minute and 45 seconds)
  • Range: View how the sheep's habitat has lessened through the past century. (33 seconds)

Did You Know?

The Merced River flowing serenely through Yosemite Valley

Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...