It’s that time again when you can get into the preseason (hiking season) lottery for permits to make the hike to the top of Half Dome. Wait, what? You have to get a permit to hike to the top of Half Dome?
If you follow along you know that we frequently post the wonderful videos from Yosemite Nature Notes. But did you know Yosemite Nature Notes has been around a lot longer than the video series has? Check out this great video from Yosemite Nature Notes into the history of Yosemite Nature Notes from the 1920′s to the 1960′s.
I love Bodie. It’s one of my all time favorite places and it’s just outside Yosemite. Check out this awesome video shot from a couple of quad copters flying over and around the park.
Tioga Pass has closed due to a winter storm that is making it’s way through Northern California brining rain and snow.
In celebration of Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday even Google has gotten into the act with this awesome doodle. Today marks the 123rd birthday of Yosemite National Park. That is to say, Yosemite has been around quite some time and rumor has it, a much longer time than before people came to this part of the world. [...]
The Rim Fire is continuing to burn in the Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness and in the Stanislaus National Forest. Here’s the latest on what’s open and what’s closed and some advisories if you’re traveling in the area.
Check out this interesting map of the Rim Fire. It has all the firelines marked on it which makes it REALLY interesting. You can see the things the fire crews focused on, you can see lines that were cut and overrun by the fire and you can see where the fire is still burning.
Please join me in taking a moment to remember those who lost their lives and honor their memory.
Check out today’s beautiful Photo of the Day from Aland De Wit. Guaranteed to cure what ail’s ya’.