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Friday, September 9, 2016

Yosemite Expands For First Time Since 1949!

Above, and early morning view of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We have today some news about Yosemite National Park. This time, the news is good!

As many of you well know, the park has been the focus of a nasty lawsuit over trademarks of such Yosemite attractions such as Curry Village, Ahwahnee Hotel and others. The lawsuit by Delaware North, the former concessionaire, the National Park Service felt compelled to re-name those and other places. The litigation is dragging on with no foreseeable resolution in sight.

But, at least this news will make all of us happy.

Condé Nast Traveler reported:
Yosemite is one of America's most beloved national parks, and, in a move that's timed perfectly to the National Parks Service's 100th birthday, it's getting the gift of 400 additional acres. Ackerson Meadow, along the western side of the California park, had been used for logging and cattle grazing in the past, but a conservationist group called The Trust for Public Land purchased the land this year and donated it to the NPS. That is the park's biggest expansion since 1949.

Above, The Beast at North Pines campground in Yosemite Valley last April. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

So now Yosemite National Park is 400 acres bigger! Now there's more to enjoy!

To read more, go here.

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