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Yosemite: Pick some apples, keep the bears away
Yosemite: Pick some apples, keep the bears away

How can picking apples in Yosemite National Park help manage the park's bear population? Removing the fruit keeps critters away from the more populated areas of the park, including Yosemite Valley, and keeps their diet wild, park officials say. And though visitors may want to take a snapshot (not a selfie!) of a bear, it's best they aren't as visible. More on that later. The park is holding an apple-picking day July 30 for visitors and volunteers who come to two historic orchards, one in the Curry Village parking area and a second near the horse stables. Both are in the tourist-centric Yosemite Valley. The trees likely were planted by James Lamon, who arrived in 1859 and...

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