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Couple who died after fall in Yosemite were intoxicated, autopsies show

A Bay Area couple who died after falling from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy reports.

I run a Yosemite gift shop. We’re still open, Ann Coulter.

The reality is that “the wall” has become a symbol more than a policy, and that symbolism resonates with everyone in the country – for or against. Meanwhile, the Ansel …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Yosemite rangers recover bodies of 2 who fell from overlook

Yosemite National Park rangers have recovered the bodies of two people who fell 800 feet from a popular overlook after working to reach them for hours, an official said Friday.

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, tight lodging

Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect smoky air, limited lodging and food services at …

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Heart of Yosemite park to close as crews battle blaze

The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters …

Catching the bus: Restored buses provide unique view at several national parks.

They were red or yellow, and originally found in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount Rainier National Parks. Book a bus ride and enjoy the historical encounter.

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018

Two climbers killed after they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite

Two rock climbers were killed Saturday morning when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, officials said.

Climbers set speed record on Yosemite’s Nose of El Capitan

Two climbers have set a speed record for ascending the famous Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the world’s most technical and dangerous verticals.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

California storm shuts Yosemite, slides risk in fire areas

A fierce Northern California storm is shutting down Yosemite National Park, threatening mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and possibly presenting the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

U.S. national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ …

Winter’s magic: Snow brings solitude and plenty of options for fun at Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade …

Family: British climber injured at Yosemite is recovering

A British climber who was injured last week by falling rock in Yosemite National Park that killed her husband is recovering, her family said Thursday.

Double rock falls at famed Yosemite don’t deter climbers

In the close-knit community of climbers who flock from around the world to cling to the mountainside precipices at Yosemite National Park, climbers were awed but undeterred by successive rock …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Rockfall strikes Yosemite for second consecutive day

The massive granite slab that fell from the iconic El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park and killed a British climber was a rare event – but only because …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Ranger: Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another

One person was killed Wednesday and another injured in a rock fall on the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, an official said.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West

Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling dozens of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening the main travel route to the Burning Man counterculture festival in the …

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

LOS ANGELES – Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, …

‘Explosive’ flames destroy dozens of structures as 70,000-acre wildfire rages near Yosemite

A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park swelled to more than 70,000 acres overnight as flames destroyed dozens of structures and forced two towns to evacuate.

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Solo climber is first up mighty California rock without ropes

Alex Honnold dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years but every time he looked up the massive granite wall …

Yosemite National Park adding 400 acres of meadow, forest

Officials say Yosemite National Park will add 400 acres of meadows and forest in its largest expansion in 70 years.

Obama, in Yosemite, calls for protection of national parks

President Barack Obama, standing before the backdrop of a waterfall cascading from soaring mountains, extolled the national parks Saturday and urged Americans to cherish and protect the country’s natural beauty.

Yosemite Park’s iconic attractions get new names

The prices of Yosemite National Park souvenirs have been slashed in half, and road signs directing visitors to iconic attractions have been switched.

Two BASE jumpers killed at Yosemite

LOS ANGELES – Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight …

Yosemite climber hopes everyone conquers a Wall

His finger tips will eventually heal, and the attention of his feat will eventually fade, but Kevin Jorgeson hopes at least something will be remembered of the first free climb …

Rich Landers: Clif Bar decision shows personal nature of assessing risk

The risk in cutting-edge outdoor pursuits is in the spotlight this month because of a bold decision by an energy food company. Clif Bar dropped sponsorship of rock-climbing sensation Alex …