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.
The 8th Annual Yosemite Valley Apple Picking is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday at Curry Village(Tuesday) and Lamon’s Apple Orchard(Wednesday). These ripe apples attract bears to developed areas and alter their natural diets. By removing the apples, bears will return to natural food sources found throughout the park and not become exposed to humans and […]
Here’s an interesting article from over at the Contra Costa Times about the recent addition of wireless internet in Yosemite. Personally there’ve been times when I’ve been in the Park and wished to be able to get online to check the news or weather. Of course, I’m also the guy who takes my laptop camping […]
“A new fire was detected in the park today. It is called the Back Door Fire and is burning in the Hodgdon Meadow area just west of the campground. This fire is being suppressed because of its proximity to the Hodgdon community. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters are being aided in […]
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved an act of Congress creating the National Park Service and directing it “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life [in the national parks] and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as […]