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Category: Backpacking

So You Think The New Permit System is Going to Solve the Problems on Half Dome

So You Think The New Permit System is Going to Solve the Problems on Half Dome

January 28, 2013 | Comments (12)

Whether you think the new permit system is too rigid or you think it’s the greatest idea since sliced bread, you need to watch the video as a hiker risks his own life for a cell phone battery he dropped.

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A Great Idea to Brighten Up Your Campsite

A Great Idea to Brighten Up Your Campsite

January 16, 2013 | Comments (4)

What if you could get a great light for camping without having to worry about fuel, or sun shine, or batteries? Then check out this cool new light.

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A Night Atop Yosemite Falls

A Night Atop Yosemite Falls

January 14, 2013 | Comments (10)

I think video logs are a great way for people to learn about things through other people’s experiences. Check out this video log of Chris hiking to the top of Yosemite Falls in winter and spending the night.

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Current Trail Conditions (June 11, 2011)

Current Trail Conditions (June 11, 2011)

June 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

There’s still a lot of snow in and around Yosemite so what’s open? What can you hike?

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An End to a Journey

An End to a Journey

September 7, 2010 | Comments (0)

Missing for 7 years the family of Fred Claassen can finally have peace.

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Inspiration from Flickr

Inspiration from Flickr

November 3, 2007 | Comments (0)

Since I arrived in Yosemite 2 and a half years ago, I’ve paid particular attention to Flickr.com as a source of information and inspiration for prospective images. There are several Flickr members that inspire me; Paige Falk, Buck Forester, G Dan Mitchell to name a few. It was Buck’s image of Temple Crag that lead [...]

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Sierra Nevada;  Temple Crag

Sierra Nevada; Temple Crag

November 2, 2007 | Comments (1)

Yosemite National Park does not hold a monopoly on beauty in the Sierra Nevada range. This glacier-fed lake is a relatively short hike from the trailhead near Big Pine, CA. This is in the John Muir Wilderness. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne via Flickr. Technorati Tags: SierraNevada

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Thinking About Hiking Half Dome? Here's Something You Won't Want to Miss

Thinking About Hiking Half Dome? Here’s Something You Won’t Want to Miss

September 23, 2007 | Comments (1)

Although the cables up Half Dome are getting ready to come down for the season it’s the perfect time to lose a few pounds and start getting in shape to make the trek next year. Rick Deutsch, author of One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome, sent me an email to let me know he’s going [...]

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A Walk In The Park

A Walk In The Park

September 10, 2007 | Comments (0)

Here’s a really nice article from the Travel section of the New York Daily News on the authors trip to the Yosemite back-country and Ansel Adams Wilderness. NY Daily News: “In honor of Muir, I’m also looking for the universe in a forest wilderness. The centerpiece of my visit to Yosemite this year is a [...]

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Missing: Fred Claassen

Missing: Fred Claassen

July 24, 2007 | Comments (1)

Fred Claassen entered the Hoover Wilderness from Twin Lakes on Thursday, July 31, 2003 for a short hiking trip to Crown Lake. He planned to traverse Mule and Burro passes and return to Twin Lakes cross-country via Matterhorn Pass and the Horse Creek drainage. Due back Monday, August 4th hikers reported seeing him last at [...]

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