As of last night the Rim Fire is over 70% contained but continues to pose a threat as high winds and extremely dry conditions within the Sierra persist.
If you haven’t seen it yet (because the bigfoot you share your cave with doesn’t have internet) check out the latest from Yosemite Nature Notes, Snow Plants.
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.
There’s been so much “doom and gloom” in the news over the hantavirus outbreak that we often overlook the good news. Here’s a story about a couple of boyscouts who took it upon themselves (and their boyscout troop) to help clean up Yosemite and maintain it’s natural beauty by removing invasive plants in the park. [...]
Bristlecone Pine, Grove of the Patriarch, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo National Forest(Cross posted from The Little Red Tent)Stay tuned for the color version of this image, along with how I got this photo!
There are somethings you just don’t expect to see in Yosemite Valley.
The gray wolf was thought to be a pest and, like the California Grizzly, eradicated in the 1920’s. This marks the first time a wild gray wolf has been in California in almost 100 years.
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
Lots of snow in the Sierra means lots of water for Mono Lake.
Yes, in case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s that magical time when all the Dogwood trees in Yosemite Valley bloom and this awesome black and white by Bill Head is proof that you need to head up to Yosemite this weekend with your camera before you miss this spectacular event. The Dogwoods bloom a [...]