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
I haven’t mentioned it yet but, this year is the 10th anniversary of Yosemite Blog and in that time I’ve, unfortunately, posted a lot of articles about people missing in Yosemite after they’ve gotten too close to, or gone into the water around Nevada and Vernal Fal
Yosemite is located in Central California and has what is termed a “Mediterranean climate”. That means we have warm days and cool nights. So what should you bring to wear? Here’s some suggestions on what we wear.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the western slope of the Sierra Nevada with high winds, rain and snow likely.
Good thing it’s the start of the slow season in Yosemite right?
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.
One of the 8 recorded cases of Hantavirus stemming from Yosemite National Park reportedly contracted the virus while staying in one of the parks High Sierra Camps not Curry Village, the first reported case in the park from outside Yosemite Valley.
The California Department of Public Health is reporting four additional cases of Hantavirus in visitors who stayed at the tent cabins in the Boystown area of Curry Village. Boystown has been closed indefinitely.
It’s unfortunate that with all big news stories, there’s a lot of misinformation being spread about the hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite. Don’t let the fear of the hantavirus ruin your Labor Day weekend in Yosemite. With a little information you’re as safe in Yosemite as you are in your own home.