The Flickr Yosemite Group meetup is this Saturday at the Visitors Center in Tuolumne Meadows at 8 am. You don’t have to be a member of the group to go, only that you’re interested in Yosemite. There’s more information on the Groups Message Thread. If you’re a Yosemite Blog reader and you think you’ll be […]
By now everyone’s heard the old standby “Why did you climb the mountain? Because it was there.” But if you’re like me (I never leave home without a fishing rod on my pack) and someone asked you “Why did you hike the John Muir Trail?” you could say “Because there were trout.” If you could […]
KESQ News: “A woman who has climbed several of the world’s best-known peaks since surviving a heart transplant ten years ago, began her toughest ascent yet today — the sheer, nearly three-thousand-foot-high face of El Capitan. 43-year-old Kelly Perkins started what’s expected to be five days of vertical climbing and camping on the massive granite […]
Rochester Eccentric: “Janine Dauzy saw a lot of black bears this summer. She saw so many, in fact, that she knew the tag numbers on about 15 of them by heart. She recognized their individual behaviors – which one stole a granola bar from a campground and which was roaming with her cubs among tents, […]
Passing through some of the most beautiful and rugged country, the John Muir Trail epitomizes High Sierra backpacking to many a hiker. When I started researching the trail while planning a backpacking trip I looked through many, many books and one of the best I found was the“Guide to the John Muir Trail” by Thomas […]
360 Degree Panorama from Matterhorn Peak (VIEW FULL SIZE!) Originally uploaded by mlog. Misha posted this awesome image of a 360 degree panorama from the top of Matterhorn Peak. You’ve gotta see this thing at full size. All the surrounding peaks are labeled. Very interesting. Nice job, Misha.