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Yosemite Blogs

We want to keep you connected with what is happening in Yosemite National Park. Below is a list of our blogs-each one with a different focus and written by employees and volunteers with an interest in communicating to you what is happening in their field of expertise.

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Ranger looking through binoculars

Yosemite Ranger Notes: Ranger-naturalists have been interpreting the natural and cultural resources of Yosemite for park visitors for nearly a century. In this blog, some of Yosemite's park rangers share recent observations from around Yosemite.

Cascade Fire - August 2012

Yosemite Fire Information and Updates: During the summer, we'll post updates and information about fires in Yosemite. This will include information about planned prescribed burns as well as natural fires ignited by lightning.

Park helicopter during search and rescue incident

Search and Rescue: Lessons from the Field: Each year, park rangers and search and rescue (SAR) personnel respond to approximately 250 emergency incidents in Yosemite National Park. The park's Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) program posts selected SAR incident reports on this blog in the hopes that readers can learn from the experiences of others.

Image of ranger during program accompanied by deaf services interpreter
Yosemite Deaf Services: During the summer, we'll post updates and information about Yosemite's Deaf Services Program. You can contact the deaf services coordinator by email or by calling 209/379-5250 (v/txt).
Tuolumne Winter Ranger out on a ski patrol.

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report: This blog features weekly updates about winter conditions in the greater Tuolumne Meadows area (updated during winter only).


Additional Blog Written by one of Yosemite's Park Partners
Pete Devine - Yosemite Conservancy naturalist on an outdoor excursion with visitors.

Yosemite Nature Notes Blog -- Yosemite Conservancy

Throughout the year, read through Yosemite Conservancy's resident naturalist's account of Yosemite phenology, park happenings, observations from the field, and other related notes.

Did You Know?

Peaks in Huangshan

Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...