Annual Visitors: 5,028,868 (2016)
Official Site: https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Inside Yosemite’s Traffic MeltdownErick Anno and his wife Melody Mischke, both 41 of Evergreen, Colorado, met while teaching field science in Yosemite National Park. In late June of this summer they road-tripped back to the park, hoping to introduce their 7-year-old son, Corbin, to the “magical place” they remembered.
Yosemite Wildfire Scorches Giant Sequoia Grove; 'Giggling Teens' Suspected Of Sparking Major Oregon FireThere are twenty fires burning in California right now, and dozens of others in five other western states, including the 50-square-mile fire that is devastating a beloved Oregon tourist destination.
Yosemite Guide: Park Newspaper (August 30, 2017 – October 3, 2017)
National Park Service
National park icons threatened by wind-frenzied wildfiresHELENA, Mont. (AP) - Winds wreaked havoc on wildfires that were threatening two crown jewels of the National Park Service on Monday, pushing the flames toward manmade and natural icons in and around Glacier and Yosemite national parks. The wind-driven fires, combined with high temperatures and dry conditions, have disrupted holiday travel and hampered firefighters across the West during a Labor Day weekend that capped a devastating summer in which an area larger than Rhode Island has burned. The dozens of fires burning across the West and Canada have blanketed the air with choking smoke from Oregon, where ash fell on the town of Cascade Locks, to Colorado, where health officials issued an air quality advisory alert.