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Category: On the Trail

Dangerous Waters (video)

Dangerous Waters (video)

May 24, 2014 | Comments (3)

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.

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Be Safe on Half Dome by Yexplore (video)

Be Safe on Half Dome by Yexplore (video)

May 23, 2014 | Comments (3)

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

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An Extra Week of Half Dome

May 14, 2014 | Comments (5)

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.

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So You Want to Hike to the Top of Yosemite Falls Do You?

So You Want to Hike to the Top of Yosemite Falls Do You?

May 13, 2014 | Comments (2)

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.

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Four Mile Trail Opens

April 24, 2014 | Comments (2)

Yes, it’s officially spring. The Four Mile Trail is open.

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Hikers hiking Half Dome's cables by Matt Montagne

Got your permit? The cables are going up this Friday!

May 21, 2013 | Comments (3)

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.

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Body of Missing Hiker Found

May 8, 2013 | Comments (1)

The body of Kenneth Stensby was found by searchers at the base of Vernal Fall Monday evening.

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Hiker Missing at Top of Vernal Fall

Hiker Missing at Top of Vernal Fall

May 7, 2013 | Comments (4)

If you were in Yosemite National Park last weekend and hiked the Mist Trail you could help find a missing hiker.

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So You Think The New Permit System is Going to Solve the Problems on Half Dome

So You Think The New Permit System is Going to Solve the Problems on Half Dome

January 28, 2013 | Comments (12)

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.

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A Night Atop Yosemite Falls

A Night Atop Yosemite Falls

January 14, 2013 | Comments (10)

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.

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