Yosemite National Park

2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more firefighters were …

Fire Fighting

L.A. County issues heat wave warning for the week ahead

Summer is here.<p>Los Angeles County officials have issued a warning for next week, when they expect temperatures to soar as another heat wave descends on Southern California.<p>High temperatures are forecast to arrive on Monday. The alert covers areas prone to dangerous summertime heat. They include …

Los Angeles

Additional Evacuations Ordered For Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY (CBS13) — New evacuations for the Anderson Valley Area have been ordered due to the Ferguson Fire.<p>The US Department of Agriculture …

Red Cross

New evacuations ordered as Ferguson Fire gets closer to Yosemite National Park

On Friday afternoon the fire jumped the Merced River and is now burning north towards the National Park. That led fire officials to order a mandatory …

National Parks

Top Best 12 Most Beautiful Day Hikes In The Us

1. Hoh River Trail<p>Location: Olympic National Park, Washington, United States<br>Distance: 6.2 miles<br>Best Time to Go: Year Round<p>This trail takes you into …

Hiking

TOP Best Waterfall Hikes In America

1. Lower Yellowstone Falls<p>Lower Yellowstone Falls is one of the signature sights in the country’s first national park. Nate Eagleson<br>The country’s …

Hiking

Yosemite closes Glacier Point Road for Ferguson Fire operations

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park closed to the public at 10 pm Thursday for wildfire operations until further notice.<p>Firefighters battling the nearby Ferguson Fire are setting up base camps at the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area near Badger Pass and Bridalveil Creek Campground, which is …

National Parks

Why Rob Decker is on a mission to photograph every National Park

It’s safe to say Colorado photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker knows a thing or two about America’s national parks. Studying under famed photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park at age 19 sparked a passion in Decker for the park system, which has inspired his creative work ever …

National Parks

The week's best photojournalism

In New York City, a man tries to set a world record for the most watermelons sliced in half on his own stomach in one minute. | (<i>REUTERS/Brendan</i> …

New York City

Man arrested in SF after Wells Fargo Bank robbed with note

A man robbed a San Francisco bank Thursday afternoon but was quickly arrested, authorities said.<p>At 3:45 p.m., San Francisco Police Department received a report that a 49-year-old man walked into Wells Fargo Bank at 1 California St. and handed a teller a note with a statement demanding money.<p>The …

San Francisco

As Trump demands more logging, we debate the effect on reforestation near Yosemite

In 2013, the Rim fire scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around the Sierra Nevada forests. Now, five years later, growing tensions center on the …

Forests

Wildfire Smoke Fills the Air at Yosemite National Park

Smoke from a wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest has blanketed some of California's most stunning …

National Parks

Firefighters Frantic to Gain Control of Brush Fires Across California Ahead of Next Heat Wave

With another heat wave on the horizon, firefighters battling blazes on grassy slopes and deep in forest canyons across the state were in a frantic …

Heat Waves

Backpack to Dewey Point from Tunnel View

Spend a night on the bare rock of Yosemite's south rim. Watch the valley turn red in the silent majesty of the sunset above the sequoia forest.<p>Dewey …

Hiking

1 Killed in Oregon as Western Wildfires Rage

<i>Sean Breslin<br>Published: July 20, 2018</i><p>Officials confirmed the death of a person who was found in a burned field as a wildfire burned more than 75 …

National Parks

Yosemite-Area Fire Continues to Grow

Blaze shrouds park in smoke, burns more than 21,000 acres<p>By<p>Benjamin Din<p>A fast-burning wildfire near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Thursday, fueled by dangerously dry and hot conditions across the West.<p>The Ferguson Fire, which has scorched 21,041 acres about three to 5 miles from the park …

National Parks

More Evacuations Ordered, 2 Firefighters Injured as Wildfire Near Yosemite Grows to 21,000 Acres

Just days after the death of a Cal Fire bulldozer operator, two more firefighters have been injured while battling the Ferguson fire near Yosemite …

Forests

Map: Fire closes Sierra National Forest near Yosemite

As the Ferguson Fire burned on Yosemite’s western edge, 165 square miles of Sierra National Forest was closed to the public on Wednesday.<p>The order …

Hiking

Summer Wildflowers

Shooting stars, Yosemite. Handheld (a rarity for me) at 1/200th sec., f/4, ISO 400. I’m almost always using medium to small apertures to get …

Landscape Photography

Yosemite is open while the Ferguson fire rages, but should you go?

Summer is one of the most popular seasons at Yosemite National Park, but the nearby Ferguson fire is causing unhealthful air and leaving some of the park’s most scenic spots shrouded by smoke.<p>As of Thursday morning, the fire had claimed more than 17,000 acres and was 5% contained, according to …

National Parks

Yosemite Ferguson Fire, British Open, Comic-Con: 5 things to know Thursday

Trump looks to shift focus to economy with event, order on workforce<p>After spending days responding to questions about his joint appearance with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump will attempt to shift the White House message back to the economy on Thursday with an event and …

Golf

Deadly Ferguson Wildfires Threaten Access to Yosemite Park

Article ByRisk Management Magazine Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) Risk Management MonitorThe Ferguson wildfires have been …

Wildfires

12 Best Waterfall Hikes in Northern California

When it comes to chasing waterfalls, you’d be hard-pressed to find a region in North America more prolific than Northern California. From a sheer …

Hiking

NBC News

FBI Director Chris Wray suggested that he has threatened to resign — and pushed back against President Donald Trump's recent comments that cast doubt on Russian interference in the election in a conversation with Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday.<p>The news surprised Dan Coats, …

Donald Trump

Need2Know: Thursday Morning News Roundup

These are the headlines you Need2Know:<p><b>Russia? Not to Worry, Says Trump:</b> During a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump said Russia poses no …

Business

Thunderstorms could cause problems in fight against fire near Yosemite

Thunderstorms threatened to fuel a relentless blaze Thursday burning near Yosemite National Park, posing new challenges for crews fighting to gain control of the inferno.<p>The Ferguson Fire, which ignited Friday night, grew to 21,041 acres and was just 7 percent contained as thousands of firefighters …

National Parks

California Senator Unveils Legislation to Reunify Migrant Families

Ferguson Wildfire Continues to Blaze<p>More than 17 thousand acres have been consumed by the Ferguson Wildfire near Yosemite National Park. The fire is …

University of California

Obituary: Charles Cole (1955-2018)

On Saturday, July 14, Charles Cole III—an innovator, expert rock climber, and the founder of climbing shoe company Five Ten—died at his home in Redlands, California. The cause of death is currently unknown. Cole was 63.<p>After earning two degrees—one in mechanical engineering from the University of …

Climbing

30 Found Color Photos That Capture Everyday Life of California in the Late 1940s

A found slide collection from Forgotten Slideshow Project that shows street scenes of California from the late 1940s. Cities include Los Angeles, San …

California

More firefighters join battle against Yosemite blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said.<p>More than 2,000 firefighters were …

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