Here’s some facts and a few helpful hints so you can still enjoy Yosemite and not worry too much about the plague. Did I really just say that?
Category: On the Trail
On the heels of my message yesterday about the dangers of the rocks and water around Vernal and Nevada Falls the National Park Service has released this very moving video about the dangers of the rivers and creeks right now. Even a little water on glacier polished granite is slippery and dangerous.
Ever wondered what the cable route up Half Dome is like? Getting ready for your own climb in a couple of weeks? Watch this great video on Half Dome safety by Yexplore
Permits are going to go quickly and I expect them to all be gone by 7:15 so be ready to go at 7:00 on recreation.gov.
If you’ve been thinking about doing the hike to the top of Yosemite Falls but wondering if you’re in good enough shape for it, watch this video.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who got your permit early this is great news! If not you can still try for the daily lottery (see post for more information) to get a permit, if there are any left.
The body of Kenneth Stensby was found by searchers at the base of Vernal Fall Monday evening.
If you were in Yosemite National Park last weekend and hiked the Mist Trail you could help find a missing hiker.
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.