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Yosemite National Park Becomes Winter Wonderland

The latest round of winter storms brought over three feet of snow to the Yosemite Valley floor, according to Yosemite National Park Ranger and spokesperson, Scott Gediman.

Gediman was KVML’s Wednesday Newsmaker of the Day.

Although official measurements have not yet been taken, Gediman believes that the higher elevations of the Park received anywhere from six to seven feet of snow, courtesy of the slow moving systems that moved through from Friday through Wednesday.

Gediman says that Yosemite is a year round Park and although there is a lack of hiking and camping, visitors will find plenty to do.

Snowshoes can be rented, there is also outdoor ice-skating available and snow skiing takes place at Badger Pass Ski area (within the Park).

Additionally, most restaurants, galleries and visitors centers remain open.

Even though the bears are hibernating, wildlife can still be seen in abundance from mule deer and coyotes to gray foxes.

The Newsmaker of the Day can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.

Written by mark@mlode.com