Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove is the site of celebration, as relief comes as it reopens after a month-long fire shutdown

LOS ANGELES – After nearly a month of closure, Yosemite National Park’s famed Mariposa Grove giant sequoia reopened to the public this week, attracting hundreds of people who testify to the giant trees’ existence after wildfire threatened came together to celebrate. Yosemite Park Ranger Scott Gediman said the 4,886-acre Washburn fire, which threatened the grove’s … Read more

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove reopens under Washburn fire winds

One of the most popular and breathtaking sites in Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees, reopened to the public on Wednesday morning, nearly four weeks after a major wildfire. The Washburn Fire was 97% contained, fire officials reported Wednesday, burning 4,886 acres. More than 1,600 firefighters were at their peak in … Read more