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Drones Are Ruining Everyone's Fun At Yosemite, Says National Park Service
The next time you and your family pack up for another family getaway to Yosemite National Park, make sure you leave that unmanned aerial vehicle at home. The National Park Service released a statement on Friday warning visitors that drones are prohibited, saying that drones "can be extremely noisy, and can impact the natural soundscape." Park officials also cited the possibility that drones could interfere with emergency rescue operations and could have a negative impact on the wildlife of Yosemite.
Park visitors have been using drones to film climbers scaling the famed cliffs of Yosemite Valley and capturing aerial views of the park. As the LA Times pointed out, many of these videos are a quick YouTube search away, making us wonder why people who bring drones to Yosemite would even bother driving all the way there in the first place.
However, as sensible and well-intentioned as this ban may be, some have pointed out that the legal basis on which it is founded is rather specious. Whether it is actually illegal or not, you should probably leave that drone at home out of consideration for the rest of us.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.