Yosemite Forum – The Yosemite Forum will be held at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium from Noon to 1 p.m., on May 15, 2012 for. The topic will be From Catastrophic Birth: The Civil War Origins of Yosemite Park. The lecturer will be David Hickman, PhD, Adjunct Professor, UCDavis. 

Power Outage – There will be a PG&E power outage May 17, 7:00am-5:00pm effecting Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Arch Rock, Turtle back Dome and both tunnels. The same outage will affect El Portal, Yosemite West, Badger Pass and Foresta in the following timeframes; 7:00am-7:30am and 4:00pm-5:00pm, two short outages, 30 minutes and 1 hour. If you have any questions call (209) 379-1055.

Highway 41 Roadwork  – Be advised that roads crews will be conducting roadside brushing operations on Wawona Road (Hwy 41) at various locations between Wawona and South entrance. Short traffic delays should be anticipated.

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New Yosemite Falls Webcam – The majesty of Yosemite Falls, North America’s highest waterfall, can now be viewed on Yosemite Conservancy’s website thanks to a new webcam. The nonprofit organization is
connecting people to Yosemite National Park using webcams and a variety of technologies. Working in partnership with the National Park Service and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, the Yosemite Falls webcam is the fourth supported by the Conservancy and the first to offer a view of a Yosemite waterfall. The other Yosemite Conservancy webcams feature spectacular views of Yosemite landscapes, including Half Dome, El Capitan and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Visit www.yosemiteconservancy.org to bookmark or share images from the Yosemite Falls webcam or find links to Yosemite Nature Notes online video series.