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.
While the members of that first expedition of the Mariposa Battalion had heard rumours of what could be found up the Merced River, none were prepared for what they saw March 27, 1851
If you love Yosemite and history here’s another great book you’re not going to want to pass up.
Yosemite National Park Ranger Yenyen Chan explores the history Chinese immigrants played in the building of Yosemite National Park.
When people say name the most influential person in the creation of Yosemite the National Park almost certainly the first name that comes to mind is John Muir, but there’s a man that even John Muir looked up to for his stewardship of the land and belief that it needed protecting.
I really enjoy getting these old photos from readers about Yosemite. Rick Helin sent me this awesome photo of his grandfather and his great aunt in front of the Wawona Inn back in 1917. Read the story Rick sent along with it.
Most people come to Yosemite Valley to see the waterfalls and the granite peaks but there are some real historic gems that most visitors just pass by.
It was a blustery day in 1958 when after 45 days (non-consecutive) of climbing Warren Harding and his group of stalwarts did what many thought could not be done. He climbed the nose of El Capitan.
Here’s an interesting archive reel from the 1940s of Yosemite National Park. Oh…how different things were back then.