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