Michael Frye, author of one of my favorite books, The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite , is scheduled to join a photography walk on November 27th. The walk takes 2+ hours and begins at 9:00am, departing from the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley, conditions permitting.
For over 30 years I've enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, photographing and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. More About the Author.
Highway 120: Highway 120 from Crane Flat to 5 miles west of Lee Vining is closed for the winter due to snow. Glacier Point Road: The road to Glacier Point is currently closed due to snow. Hetch Hetchy Road: The Hetch Hetchy Road is currently closed. Mariposa Grove Road: The Mariposa Grove Road is currently […]
With winter in full swing in the Sierra and Mother Nature dumping snow at the higher elevations it’s a good time to point out that you’re required by law to carry tirechains in your vehicle at all times when entering Yosemite National Park and should know how to use them. The State of California Department […]
There appears to be another storm front moving in. Snow is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with the snow level at 6,500 feet on Wednesday then dropping to 5,500 feet on Thursday. Chance of rain for the lower elevations both days.
ModBee.com: “Two rock slides sent granite boulders cascading onto Highway 140 outside of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, blocking the highway for nearly 12 hours. Authorities detoured traffic into and out of the park from 6:30a.m. until about 6 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. The slides happened in the River Canyon area, about six […]
ABC30.com: Mud Slide Shuts Down Highway 140 “In the Mariposa County mountains, a mud and rock slide blocked access to Yosemite National Park. Both lanes of Highway 140 are shut down about 2 1/2 miles west of Cedar Lodge. That’s between Mariposa and El Portal.”
San Jose Mercury News: “Stanislaus Forest officials can go ahead with a plan to spray herbicide over nearly 1,200 acres near Yosemite National Park, according to regional U.S. Forest Service officials. The proposal, meant to kill brush that Stanislaus National Forest officials said has taken over an area that burned down 17 years ago, had […]
IF you’re looking for a taste of 17th century England then the Ahwahnee’s Bracebridge Dinner is for you. The Bracebridge has been a holiday tradition in the park since 1927 and combines romantic, period dress with exceptional food and a good time. The Bracebridge Dinner is a unique Ahwahnee Christmas tradition of grand proportion. Held […]
San Jose Mercury News: ‘It just snuck up on us:’ Family tells of surviving Sierra storm “An experienced backpacker, Frank Horath knew to check the weather forecast before leaving on an overnight hike with family members to an alpine lake in the Sierra National Forest. It called for clear weather in the mountains through the […]
Modbee.com: Mysteries haunt Yosemite and Groveland hotels “Yosemite National Park has many loyal visitors, but perhaps the most loyal are those of the ghostly variety, many of which are said to have inhabited the historic halls of The Ahwahnee and Wawona Hotel for years. Taking into account their long and sometimes dramatic histories — The […]