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Yosemite Daily Photo, Muddy waters in Yosemite Valley 7/3/15

Some nice thunderstorms rolled through Yosemite yesterday and last night, 7/2/15, causing the Merced River to rise a good bit. The Merced River above Curry Village was really muddy from the runoff from the large fire last year up by Little Yosemite Valley. Mirror Lake once again has water.

The Merced River above Curry Village was really muddy from the runoff from the large fire last year up by Little Yosemite Valley.
The Fen, Yosemite Valley 7.3.15
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley 7.3.15

Yosemite Daily Photo, Tuolumne Meadows Store is over run by PCT ers

The Tuolumne Meadows Store is overrun by PCT ers. There are record numbers and they have had a real impact on the area with all the trash they leave and by taking over all the picnic tables at the store. 

First photo shows all the trash left at the end of the day, they think other hikers will want this stuff so they just leave it. 2nd photo shows all the packs in front of the store, what you arent seeing is the other 20 or so PCT ers behind the camera at the picnic tables.

What you cant experience until you are there is the smell in and outside of the store!

The next group will want this stuff for sure!
Just a few packs at the Tuolumne Meadows Store

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday July 3rd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday July 3rd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Near the crest...slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning... Then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy...chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Near the crest...mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Lows 60 to 69 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet... 68 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

No new announcements were submitted today.

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RECENT NEWS

Yosemite National Park Institutes Fire Restrictions - Press Release
Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice.

By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 2.13(c):

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, July 2nd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Lows 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Youth in Yosemite Open House Thursday
Come celebrate Yosemite's Youth Programs by joining us for the annual Youth in Yosemite Open House at the Gray Barn in Wawona! High school and college students will share their stories and their passions in this exciting and inspiring event. This year we are celebrating the participants in Adventure Risk Challenge, the Yosemite Leadership Program Summer Internship, the Youth Conservation Corps, and the new National Parks Youth Stewardship Corps! The event begins Thursday, July 2nd at noon with an RSVP'd lunch and is followed by student speakers from 1:00-3:00. Lunch is by invitation but everyone is welcome to join us at 1:00! (S. Carter)
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BBQ Fundraiser Cancelled Today
The Daycare BBQ for today 7/2/15, HAS BEEN CANCELED due to inclement weather! We will reschedule today’s fundraiser for a sunny day in the future, so stay tuned! (W. Kearns)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, July 1st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, July 1st, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 88 to 98 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent. Lows 62 to 70 at 5000 feet... 51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

​Kelly Osborne Send-Off Celebration Today
Please join us today in the El Portal Large Breakroom​ at 3:00 pm as we wish Kelly well on her next adventure in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. A lifetime resident of Yosemite, Kelly has worked with Facilities Management in Design & Engineering for the past 3 and a half years. She'll continue her NPS career in the Sequoia Facilities Management Division. We'll miss you, Kelly! (L. Zisa)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 90 to 100 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Near the crest...a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 61 to 71 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 91 to 101 at 5000 feet...74 to 84 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Creative Fusion Today
Tuesday June 30th is Ranger Erik Westerlund’s first show at Yosemite Theater of the season. Creative Fusion, exploring the nature of the Sierra Nevada is a feast of fun with toe tapping songs, contests and… yes… yodeling too. See you at 7pm on Tuesday, doors open at 6:45pm, employees and volunteers of all our park partners are free as always! (C. Botell)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, June 29th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, June 29th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highs 86 to 96 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 90 to 100 at 5000 feet...72 to 82 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Creative Fusion Tuesday
Tuesday June 30th is Ranger Erik Westerlund’s first show at Yosemite Theater of the season. Creative Fusion, exploring the nature of the Sierra Nevada is a feast of fun with toe tapping songs, contests and… yes… yodeling too. See you at 7pm on Tuesday, doors open at 6:45pm, employees and volunteers of all our park partners are free as always! (C. Botell)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, June 26th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, June 26th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 91 to 101 at 5000 feet...73 to 83 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms. Near the crest...isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 88 to 98 at 5000 feet... 72 to 82 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs 86 to 96 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Monday Through Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 90 to 100 at 5000 feet...72 to 82 at 8000 feet. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night Through Thursday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent. Lows 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet. Highs 88 to 98 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday June 25th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday June 25th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 91 to 101 at 5000 feet...73 to 83 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 92 to 102 at 5000 feet...74 to 84 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Special Sal's Today
We are pleased to announce that there will be Square Dancing at Sal's this Thursday June 25, 2015 at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal. No experience necessary! No partner needed! Live music! Don't miss the fun, hope to see you there. (A. Davis)
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Yosemite Festival at Oakhurst Community Park on Saturday, June 27
The Festival honors the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park with historic exhibits, Yosemite Arts Pavilion, Center Stage presentations and entertainment. There will be an historic parade through the park at 1 pm with special guests Abraham Lincoln, John Muir, Smokey Bear, Ranger Scott Gediman and Junior Rangers Spencer & Marley Gediman. Meet Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson who will ride in the parade, talk about his historic climb, then sign commemorative posters.

Admission is $2 per person. VIP tickets are $10 (in advance) and $15 at the door. That includes Admission, BBQ lunch with side & soda/water, Commemorative Festival Pin, and Commemorative Dawn Wall Poster.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday June 24th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 90 to 100 at 5000 feet...73 to 83 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Croaking Toad Presentation Today
RMS will be hosting a Croaking Toad Presentation this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 8 am to 9 am in the El Portal Large Break Room. Sue Beatty and Kent van Wagtendonk will be giving their presentations from the George Wright Society Conference. Sue Beatty's "Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias" is an overview of the need for the project, the science that guided the project, and the actions that will take place. Kent van Wagtendonk's presentation will be on "Prioritizing lightning ignitions with biophysical and socio-politically informed tools." Resources Management & Science hosts this monthly informational
series to address the natural and cultural resource issues that have an impact on Yosemite National Park. Please come to learn more about your park. (M. Thornley)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 81 to 91 at 5000 feet...67 to 77 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Volunteer Ice Cream Social Today
Thank you volunteers! All volunteers, SCAs, and their supervisors are welcome to join us for an ice cream social on Tuesday June 23, from 4pm to 5pm at the Volunteer Field Office in Yosemite Valley. It is located at 9003 Meadow Lane, west of the Lodge. From shuttle stop #7, follow Meadow lane until it intersects with the bike trail to swinging Bridge; the Field Office will be across the bike path. Please call the field office at 372-0571 for directions. For any other questions, please call the volunteer office at 379-1850. (H. Boothe)

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday June 22nd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday June 22nd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet...65 to 75 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet...66 to 76 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Volunteer Ice Cream Social Tuesday
Thank you volunteers! All volunteers, SCAs, and their supervisors are welcome to join us for an ice cream social on Tuesday June 23, from 4pm to 5pm at the Volunteer Field Office in Yosemite Valley. It is located at 9003 Meadow Lane, west of the Lodge. From shuttle stop #7, follow Meadow lane until it intersects with the bike trail to swinging Bridge; the Field Office will be across the bike path. Please call the field office at 372-0571 for directions. For any other questions, please call the volunteer office at 379-1850. (H. Boothe)
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