What happens to that surrounding forrest directly affects what happens in Yosemite that’s why a decision by a federal judge to continue prohibiting road construction in National Forrest comes as good news for for hikers, backpackers, fishermen, hunters, campers and about anyone who loves traipsing around in the back country.
Archive for October, 2011
It’s fall in Yosemite, the leaves are turning, there’s a nip in the air and once again the grape harvest is in and crushed which means in a few weeks dozens of wineries will be flocking to Yosemite for the 30th annual Vintners’ Holidays.
If you’re a big fan of back country, winter camping on ski’s or snowshoes then you’re not going to want to miss the Ostrander Ski Hut lottery. It’s your one sure chance to get a reservation at one of the most beautiful places to stay in the park in winter and still have a warm bed to sleep in.
Sometimes even when you do everything right you can still get into trouble. Craig Greenlee has a passion for the outdoors. He received an environmental health science degree from Fresno State University in 2008, and waits tables while searching for his dream job as an environmental health specialist. Greenlee frequently goes on backpacking trips, mostly [...]
The National Park Service has renewed its contract with DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite Inc. to provide visitor services in Yosemite National Park through Jan. 31, 2015. The previous contract extension expired Sept. 30, with the renewal beginning Oct. 1. DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite Inc. provides hotel, food and beverage, lodging, retail [...]
This year an unprecedented amount of visitor fatalities has even seasoned Yosemites’ scratching their heads trying to figure out what’s go on with visitors that they’re taking such unnecessary risks with their life.
Here’s a really cool video of climbing Cathedral Peak by Andrew (aka MrAndrewsAdventures on Youtube). Here’s what Andrew had to say about the climb: During the second day of our backpacking trip along the John Muir trail, we scaled Cathedral Peak. We pretty much hiked it from the John Muir Trail and headed south to [...]
Got an iPhone? Get The Photographers Guide to Yosemite by Michael Frye.
Here’s a really beautiful photo I found while perusing Flickr tonight by Doug Letterman taken a few days ago. Though I’m sure Doug was hoping to have the moon show up larger in the shot (because I’ve done the very same thing) I think it’s an awesome shot with or without the moon. The colors [...]
An early winter storm is headed into California Tuesday and Wednesday and is expected to drop 6-12″ of snow on the mountains and may cause road closures.