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Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Get Your Half Dome Passes Now!

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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?

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Yosemite Nature Notes 22 - Yosemite Nature Notes

Yosemite Nature Notes 22 – Yosemite Nature Notes

January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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.

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A New Perspective on Bodie

A New Perspective on Bodie

November 12, 2013 | Comments (3)

I love Bodie. It’s one of my all time favorite places and it’s just outside Yosemite. Check out this awesome video shot from a couple of quad copters flying over and around the park.

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Tioga Pass Closed - Temporarily?

Tioga Pass Closed – Temporarily?

October 29, 2013 | Comments (4)

Tioga Pass has closed due to a winter storm that is making it’s way through Northern California brining rain and snow.

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Happy Birthday Yosemite!

Happy Birthday Yosemite!

October 1, 2013 | Comments (5)

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. [...]

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Rim Fire Update and Road Openings

Rim Fire Update and Road Openings

September 17, 2013 | Comments (5)

The Rim Fire is continuing to burn in the Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness and in the Stanislaus National Forest. Here’s the latest on what’s open and what’s closed and some advisories if you’re traveling in the area.

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How The Rim Fire was Conquered

How The Rim Fire was Conquered

September 17, 2013 | Comments (3)

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.

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Tioga Road and Highway 120 Open Through Yosemite

Tioga Road and Highway 120 Open Through Yosemite

September 17, 2013 | Comments (5)

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.

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Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

September 11, 2013 | Comments (1)

Please join me in taking a moment to remember those who lost their lives and honor their memory.

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Rim Fire and Road Closure Update

Rim Fire and Road Closure Update

September 11, 2013 | Comments (4)

To date the fire has cost an estimated $102 million, destroyed 11 residences, 3 businesses, 97 outbuildings and continues to threaten over 1200 structures.

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