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Category: Geology

Photo of the Day: Olmsted Point by Kazuo Murata

Photo of the Day: Olmsted Point by Kazuo Murata

July 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

There’s science here!

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The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Conspiracy theorists will yell “there’s no such thing”, while climatologists are saying “I told you so” but for whatever reason, climate change or what-have-you, the The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stopped moving.

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Glacial erratics in Yosemite National Park.

YNN 20: Granite is Out!

November 9, 2012 | Comments (4)

Check out the latest installment of Yosemite Nature Notes titled Granite!

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Robbers Heist Local Mariposa Museum in Attempt on Giant Gold Nugget

Robbers Heist Local Mariposa Museum in Attempt on Giant Gold Nugget

October 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Investigators are looking for a pair of hooded bandits who threatened workers at the California Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa just outside the park on Friday and absconded with an estimated $2 million in gold and precious gems.

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Small Rockfall Makes Noise, Not A Lot of Damage

Small Rockfall Makes Noise, Not A Lot of Damage

September 13, 2011 | Comments (1)

At about 12:40pm on Saturday, September 9, 2011, a small rockfall occurred from above the Lower Yosemite Falls Amphitheater, impacting near the viewing platform at the bridge across Yosemite Creek. The rockfall originated from a forested ledge just below the Upper Yosemite Falls trail and consisted of a block about 4 cubic meters in volume, [...]

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Slip Sliding Away

Slip Sliding Away

May 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Garry Hayes, my former Geology professor, was on his way to Yosemite for a relaxing day off and caught a small rockslide along Highway 140 on video

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inside glacier - Yosemite Nature Notes Episode 19 Glaciers - 2010

They Made Yosemite – Glaciers! (video)

November 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

Come along with the crew of Yosemite Nature Notes as they explore the most influential force in the shaping of Yosemite – GLACIERS!

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Mono Lake: It's Worth It

Mono Lake: It’s Worth It

October 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

Although Mono Lake lies just down the hill from Yosemite’s eastern entrance and plays such an important role in the history of the Native Americans who lived in Yosemite, most visitors never take the time to experience what Mono Lake has to offe

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(Video) Behind the Scenes of YNN Feature "Glaciers"

(Video) Behind the Scenes of YNN Feature “Glaciers”

October 4, 2010 | Comments (0)

Go behind the scenes with the Yosemite Nature Notes crew as they explore Yosemite’s glaciers.

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Labor Day Weekend Rockfall Startles Visitors

Labor Day Weekend Rockfall Startles Visitors

September 7, 2010 | Comments (3)

Hey it was just a few rocks who were tired of hanging around.

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