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Photo of the Day: Milky Way over Tioga Pass by Kartik Ramanathan

Photo of the Day: Milky Way over Tioga Pass by Kartik Ramanathan

June 11, 2014 | Comments (4)

Not only a great Photo of the Day but the perfect segue for me to talk about one of my favorite areas.

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Be Safe on Half Dome by Yexplore (video)

Be Safe on Half Dome by Yexplore (video)

May 23, 2014 | Comments (3)

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

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What's To Do This Weekend - Memorial Day Edition

What’s To Do This Weekend – Memorial Day Edition

May 22, 2014 | Comments (2)

I’m sure you’ve got your Memorial Day trip to Yosemite all planned out by now, right? Right? Wait, no? Well here’s some fun and exciting activities for everyone in the family to make this Memorial Day trip to Yosemite “THE BEST EVER” (as my daughter says).

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What to Wear in Yosemite (Spring Edition)

What to Wear in Yosemite (Spring Edition)

May 1, 2014 | Comments (3)

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.

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Scientists drawing blank about deadly, mercury tainted fish found in Yosemite wilderness lake

Scientists drawing blank about deadly, mercury tainted fish found in Yosemite wilderness lake

April 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

Here’s an interesting story that showed up in the Fresno Bee. A lake in Yosemite that hasn’t had gold mining activity suddenly shows up with a fish that’s unfit for human consumption because of high mercury levels and scientists don’t know why.

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Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Get Your Half Dome Passes Now!

March 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

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?

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Hikers hiking Half Dome's cables by Matt Montagne

Got your permit? The cables are going up this Friday!

May 21, 2013 | Comments (3)

If you’re one of the lucky ones who got your permit early this is great news! If not you can still try for the daily lottery (see post for more information) to get a permit, if there are any left.

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How to Read a Topographic Map

How to Read a Topographic Map

June 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Learning how to read a topographic map is not only useful and could save your life, but it’s something fun you can do with your kids on your next trip to Yosemite.

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Climbing Half Dome by Greg Foster

Half Dome Cables Up This Friday. Got your permit?

May 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

The cables will be in place for visitors wishing to climb Half Dome via the shoulder route starting this Friday, May 25th 2012. Permits are required to hike to the top of Half Dome for all visitors. Visitors are required to have a permit to ascend the Half Dome cables seven days per week. The [...]

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Another Death on Half Dome

Another Death on Half Dome

August 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Update: The NPS is saying now lightning wasn’t a factor in her death and that she slipped on the cables. Initial reports were that she had been struck on Half Dome. Very saddened to hear a woman was struck and killed by lightning this weekend while on top of Half Dome. Our deepest sympathies go [...]

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