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.
Category: On the Trail
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.
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.
Back country skiing is a great way to see a side of Yosemite few rarely see. It’s even better when you get to stay in a heated stone cabin for a night sharing stories with other skiers.
Perhaps the most breathtaking part of climbing Half Dome via the cables isn’t the steep climb up, but the wonderful views you get climbing down.
On Monday, June 18, 2012, Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue responded to a report of a 63-year-old woman with a compound ankle fracture about a mile-and-a-half down the Panorama Trail near Glacier Point.
The cables will be in place for visitors wishing to climb Half Dome via the shoulder route starting this Friday, May 25th 2012. Permits are required to hike to the top of Half Dome for all visitors. Visitors are required to have a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables seven days per week. The [...]
Snow Plant and Sweet Woodruff(Cross posted from The Little Red Tent) Snow plant; Sarcoides sanguinea is a parasitic plant that has no chlorophyl. It has no leaves, but gets its nutrients from decaying matter. It appears after the snows have melted. The brilliant green plants are sweet woodruff, (Galium odoratum) an import that was used as a [...]