Yosemite has long been the inspiration for some of the worlds finest painters and this summer you can check out their work and learn more about their influence on Yosemite in a new exhibit entitled Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
While the members of that first expedition of the Mariposa Battalion had heard rumours of what could be found up the Merced River, none were prepared for what they saw March 27, 1851
Got some down time? Need something to do while you’re waiting for your husband at the dentist office? Grab these books and add them to your library.
The gray wolf was thought to be a pest and, like the California Grizzly, eradicated in the 1920′s. This marks the first time a wild gray wolf has been in California in almost 100 years.
Don’t miss the newest Yosemite Nature Notes: Black Oaks. Spend a few minutes and enjoy the beauty and history of Yosemite.
When people say name the most influential person in the creation of Yosemite the National Park almost certainly the first name that comes to mind is John Muir, but there’s a man that even John Muir looked up to for his stewardship of the land and belief that it needed protecting.
I really enjoy getting these old photos from readers about Yosemite. Rick Helin sent me this awesome photo of his grandfather and his great aunt in front of the Wawona Inn back in 1917. Read the story Rick sent along with it.
Here’s an interesting archive reel from the 1940s of Yosemite National Park. Oh…how different things were back then.
If you couldn’t wait yesterday and ran out to get an iPad first thing when they went on sale then i have a special treat for you. You can get The Yosemite by John Muir or The Indians of Yosemite by Galen Clark free from iBooks. Simply download the iBooks app then go to the [...]
Lee Stetson portrays John Muir. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne. So if you can’t make it up to Tuolumne Meadows this weekend don’t worry. There’s still a few more weeks of summer left and that means you can catch Lee Stetson in his awesome portrayal of John Muir in Yosemite Valley. You can catch Lee’s performances [...]