Yosemite Valley: Upper, Lower, and North Pines Campgrounds are open; reservations are required. Camp 4 is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside Yosemite Valley: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds are open; reservations are required. Bridalveil Creek, Tamarack Flat, Crane Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows are open on a first-come, [...]
If you’re one of those people who love the idea of staying in historic Camp 4, the longtime home of climbing in Yosemite, or you just couldn’t get a reservation and want to try your hand at the “first come first served” campsites then take a look at this great photo Terry Chay stitched together [...]
One of the great things about staying in a big campground in Yosemite like White Wolf, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, or Crane Flat is the evening campfire. The campfire starts at 8pm every night and features lectures, sing-a-longs and music, items of local interest and much more. So grab your blanket, your favorite beverage and your [...]
Most people don’t associate Yosemite with white water rafting but hey, some of the best white water in California is just outside the park and this year construction projects up river mean you’ll be able to raft all summer long! Zephyr White Water Expeditions: Due to the lowering of upstream reservoirs for routine maintenance (done [...]
Brian, aka Rivermusic on Flickr, tagged this photo AND emailed me a link hoping to get it in as a Photo of the Day. Well, Brian, here ya’ go. Quite an excellent shot. Very nicely done. Photo by Rivermusic via Flickr.
Fred Claassen entered the Hoover Wilderness from Twin Lakes on Thursday, July 31, 2003 for a short hiking trip to Crown Lake. He planned to traverse Mule and Burro passes and return to Twin Lakes cross-country via Matterhorn Pass and the Horse Creek drainage. Due back Monday, August 4th hikers reported seeing him last at [...]
Here’s a video of the hike up Half Dome from June 16, 2007, the day Hirofumi Nohara died after losing his footing on the trail. The amount of people waiting to climb the cables is unreal.
If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at climbing any of Yosemite’s granite walls here’s a great video to watch of the climb up Lost Arrow Spire including the Tyrollean Traverse. Nice job guys.
Kai writes in: I have a friend visiting soon and we wish to visit Yosemite during the first weekend of August. We’re looking to camp and I know it’s busy during summer, the problem is it seems like all the campgrounds are fully booked, but that’ll be the only time available as my friend will [...]
I spoke to Adrienne Freeman with the National Park Service yesterday and if you’ve been thinking about canceling your trip to Yosemite because the prospect of smelling the aroma of sweaty-feet from the recently discovered Yosemite bog-orchid, don’t worry about it. The populations of the flowers are so small you probably won’t notice the smell [...]