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Spring is a great time to witness the wonderful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.<ins> (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Magnificent Seven: Hike to these scenic Yosemite waterfalls

Options range from a few minutes of walking to a full day of high-altitude trekking

 

A short walk leads to the base of Yosemite Falls, requiring no snow gear except in heavy winter conditions. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Snowy destinations abound in Yosemite winter

Those who journey to the mountains discover grand scenery, solitude .

 

View from Sentinel Dome on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo courtesy Yosemite)

Yosemite’s webcams capture snowy scene after storms

A series of storms that moved through the state of California left…

 

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Pot’s legal in California, so why are people still getting busted in Yosemite?

Think pot is now legal in California? Try telling that to the…

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San Francisco’s water supply relies upon the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne River. And like beer: We don’t buy it; we just rent it. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco’s underground river

Ever hear that adage: “You don’t buy beer; you just rent it”?…

San Francisco’s water supply relies upon the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne River. And like beer: We don’t buy it; we just rent it. (Courtesy photo)
The famed Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Yosemite: Famed hotel name to change in trademark dispute

FRESNO — The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the…

The famed Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Fire near Yosemite that 1,000 fled doesn't grow

Officials say a California wildfire that has forced about 1,000 people from…

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Man charged with starting massive California blaze

A California man was charged Thursday with starting the state's third-largest wildfire,…

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Runaway marmot successfully released back into Yosemite

A marmot that hitched a ride into San Francisco from Yosemite National…

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Chris Roberts/2013 S.f. Examiner file PhotoSmoke is seen over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir during the Rim Fire in September. A report delivered to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday found no ill effects on The City’s drinking water.

SF water unaffected by Rim Fire, new report finds

Drink easy — the Rim Fire didn’t burn the water supply. The…

Chris Roberts/2013 S.f. Examiner file PhotoSmoke is seen over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir during the Rim Fire in September. A report delivered to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday found no ill effects on The City’s drinking water.
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Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire

Crews working to corral the massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office

Rim Fire getting closer to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir as more drinking water sent to Bay Area

Flames from the wildfire raging in and around Yosemite National Park reached…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office
AP Photo/Jae C. HongOperations section chief Glen Stratton points to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on the map while briefing the media at the command post near Yosemite National Park

Wildfire closing in on SF Bay area's water source

A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir…

AP Photo/Jae C. HongOperations section chief Glen Stratton points to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on the map while briefing the media at the command post near Yosemite National Park
AP Photo/Jae C. HongInmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park

San Francisco’s water remains safe as Rim Fire continues to grow

San Francisco’s supply of water and electricity remained safe Sunday as a…

AP Photo/Jae C. HongInmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park
U.S. Forest Service via APThe Rim Fire is now more than 200 square miles in size.

Rim Fire grows to four times size of San Francisco

FRESNO — A wildfire raging along the northwest edge of Yosemite National…

U.S. Forest Service via APThe Rim Fire is now more than 200 square miles in size.
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SF fire crew heading to fight Rim Fire near Yosemite

A strike team from the San Francisco Fire Department was preparing Friday…

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Getty ImagesA firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots while battling the Rim Fire.

San Francisco water supply safe for now despite massive wildfire burning near Hetch Hetchy

The massive, out-of-control wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park has torched some…

Getty ImagesA firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots while battling the Rim Fire.
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Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park…

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1 killed at camp near Yosemite

A 21-year-old summer camp worker was killed Wednesday when a large oak…

Tree falls at camp near Yosemite run by SF group

Four adults were injured and one remained unaccounted for after a large…