It’s that time again when you can get into the preseason (hiking season) lottery for permits to make the hike to the top of Half Dome. Wait, what? You have to get a permit to hike to the top of Half Dome?
If you follow along you know that we frequently post the wonderful videos from Yosemite Nature Notes. But did you know Yosemite Nature Notes has been around a lot longer than the video series has? Check out this great video from Yosemite Nature Notes into the history of Yosemite Nature Notes from the 1920′s to the 1960′s.
In celebration of Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday even Google has gotten into the act with this awesome doodle. Today marks the 123rd birthday of Yosemite National Park. That is to say, Yosemite has been around quite some time and rumor has it, a much longer time than before people came to this part of the world. […]
Check out this interesting map of the Rim Fire. It has all the firelines marked on it which makes it REALLY interesting. You can see the things the fire crews focused on, you can see lines that were cut and overrun by the fire and you can see where the fire is still burning.
I know I’m a little late but in case you missed it, the Tioga Road and Highway 120 through Yosemite are open to traffic once again. Best get your business done on the other side before winter gets here and it closes again. Cold weather is already on it’s way. If you were planning on heading east to see the aspens changing color, go now.