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Star Party and Solar Eclipse Viewing This August in Yosemite

The Redwoods In Yosemite would like to share the latest information from our friends at the UC Merced Yosemite Field Station in Wawona, just on the corner of Chilnualna Falls Rd and Highway 41 in Yosemite. Join us, Sunday, August 20th, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the UC Merced Yosemite Field Station in …Read More

Wawona Evening Bear Visits

Story by Norm Serra (Cabin 11) from the series Recollections Of Life And Events in Wawona We first came in 1961 and stayed at Mr. Kessler’s (Yosemite Pines) big cabin on Chilnualna Falls Road, now cabin #80, owned by Dick and Carol Chatterton. We stayed in that house again in 1967, the year we bought our …Read More

Redwoods Origins

Story by Ralph Harder of Cabin 3A              Although I am an Original 73, I was not part of the core group that formed the Corporation. You, hopefully will hear/have heard from Bob Dunn, Elmer Green, and others still living about that. In fact, for the prior two years I …Read More

Recollections of Life and Events in Wawona Part IV – by Norman May

Norman May – The “C” Cabins   The May family arrived in Wawona on April 3rd, 1933. Norman’s father, Harold, was a rock crusher operator for Granite Construction. After a stay at Cambria in 1932 where Harold crushed rock for the original coastal highway from San Simeon to Morro Bay, he moved on to the next …Read More

The Redwoods In Yosemite Cabin 24 History

Cabin 24 – A Story by Anthony Cooley

Recollections of Life and Events in Wawona part I   In 1954 Major Warren H. Cooley and his wife Alice were invited by a fellow army officer to spend some time at a place called Wawona.  During this visit they both fell in love with the fantastic surroundings and peaceful environment. At a party on …Read More

Happy Isles Kid Friendly Yosemite Nature Center

Happy Isles – Kid Friendly Nature Center

  Photo: © Virginia Shannon Located at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley, the Nature Center at Happy Isles is a classic family-oriented summer destination, offering kid-friendly natural history exhibits, easy access to short hiking trails, and frequent Junior Ranger Programs. This May, thanks to our donors, the Nature Center opened for the season with brand-new …Read More

Yosemite Austin Healey Week

After 40 years, 2016 is going to be a departure from the traditional California Healey Week. The Austin Healey Association of Southern California is sponsoring a classic Healey gathering in historic and beautiful Yosemite…and called “Yosemite Healey Week. This is the first known major Healey event in one of the most majestic National Parks in the country, …Read More

Yosemite national Park 125th Birthday

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Approximately 1500 people attended a ceremony in Yosemite Valley on Thursday, Oct. 1 to commemorate the park’s 125th Anniversary. The ceremony included remarks from Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, a living history portrayal of John Muir, a Native American blessing and songs, and 400 students from the Yosemite area and Central Valley.   The …Read More