Yosemite National Park Announces Beginning of 2011 Fire Season
Yosemite National Park has declared the start of the 2011 fire season today, June 15. The park begins fire season staffing of all stations for fire suppression and wilderness fires. Fire season officially begins when seasonal firefighting personnel and equipment are in place, prepared and ready to respond.
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.