Yosemite National Park

Tethered To Cyberspace On the Face Of El Capitan In Yosemite National Park

Social media is ramping up the vicarious experience of backcountry adventures in the national parks, but is that a good thing?

100 National Park Quizzes

Traveler has published 100 national park quizzes for your edification and amusement. Here is the master list with hotlinks.

Last Body From Trio Swept Over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park Identified

Authorities have identified the last victim of an accident back in July in which three people were swept over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park.

Second Body Of Trio Swept Over Vernal Fall At Yosemite National Park Recovered, Identified

Nearly five months after three people were swept over 317-foot Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park officials have recovered and identified the body of a second victim. Officials also were waiting on the positive identification of yet another body recovered this past Saturday.

Reader Participation Day: Do Your Holiday Plans Include a Visit to a National Park?

The combination of time off from work or school and an appealing destination will entice some Americans to spend at least part of the upcoming holidays in a park. For some it's an annual tradition; for others it's a special, one-time trip. Does a visit to a national park figure into your holiday plans?

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Denies Request For Hearing On Restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park

A request by the Restore Hetch Hetchy organization that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission hold a public hearing on the question of restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has been denied.

NPCA Officials Lament Congress' Failure At Deficit Talks, Possible Impact On National Parks

Visit the national parks next summer, because who knows what shape they'll be in in 2013. That was the message Monday evening from National Parks Conservation Association officials in reaction to the failure by Congress' supercommittee to craft a deficit reduction plan.

Time To Enter The Lottery For A Winter's Night At the Ostrander Ski Hut In Yosemite National Park

One of the popular backcountry winter treks in Yosemite National Park is the 10-mile ski to Ostrander Lake. If that interests you, and you'd like to spend some time near the lake, now's the time to enter the lottery for a night at the Ostrander Ski Hut.

Nature Notes: The Black Oaks Of Yosemite National Park, The Video

In his latest episode of Yosemite Nature Notes, videographer Steven Baumgardner trains his cameras on the mighty black oaks of Yosemite National Park and tells their story.

Badger Pass Ski Area In Yosemite National Park Eyeing Mid-December Opening

The Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite National Park is scheduled to open December 16, if the snow gods allow.

House And Senate Likely To Clash Over Interior Appropriations Bill; NPCA Criticizes Park Funding As Too Low

A budget battle could be brewing in Congress over funding for the Interior Department. On the sidelines, the National Parks Conservation Association will be lobbying for more money for the national parks in the fiscal year 2012 budget.
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Birding in the National Parks: Track Your Birds On The Web With eBird

eBird is a helpful took courtesy of the folks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society that makes it easier for you to keep track of your birding life-list. Let's take a closer look at how it functions.

National Park History: The Grand Register of Yo-Semite Valley

Now a prized possession of the Yosemite Museum, the guest register of the Cosmopolitan Bathhouse & Saloon is a treasure trove of information about early Yosemite tourism.
Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California Kathleen Hull’s Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California, is, above all, a timely book, if not a necessary book. Timely in the sense that current relations between Yosemite Indians and park administrators are finally showing signs of mutual accommodate after decades of mistrust.

Climber on El Capitan In Yosemite National Park Loses His Thumb, Only To Have It Reattached

Big wall climbing is hard enough, but to do it without a thumb...well, it would be difficult at best. Fortunately, when an Austrian climber lost his right thumb in a fall, Yosemite National Park rangers sprang into action with a rescue that reunited the climber with his thumb.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Looking Back Over All The Miles...

How did you spend your summer? David and Kay Scott traveled nearly 11,000 miles, visited 29 units of the National Park System, and toured 62 lodges. Here's a recap of what they found.

National Park History: Yosemite's Cosmopolitan Bathhouse & Saloon (1871-1884)

Even before Yosemite became a national park, tourists who endured the wearying journey to Yosemite Valley and suffered the valley's many discomforts were refreshed by some very special amenities at the Cosmopolitan Bathhouse & Saloon.

Watch the Video: "Sky Islands" In Yosemite National Park

"Sky islands," high plateaus in the upper reaches of the Sierra Nevada within Yosemite National Park, are featured in the latest video of Yosemite Notes.

Photographer Shive Honored With Ansel Adams Award

Ian Shive, who has traveled the National Park System to capture its unique and spectacular landscapes in his cameras' viewfinders, has been honored with the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $10.5 Million For Trail Restoration In Yosemite National Park

A years' long $13.5 million campaign to restore hiking trails in Yosemite National Park has concluded, with improvements seen from the Yosemite Valley to the park's spectacular high country.

Yosemite National Park Personnel Ready To Help Deaf Visitors Enjoy The Park

There's certainly lots to see in Yosemite National Park, what with the soaring granite walls, wispy waterfalls, and the spectacular high country. And there's lots to hear, too, when you consider all the interpretation programs and park tours. Deaf visitors don't need to miss those programs, as the park's Deaf Services Program is ready to offer sign language interpretation.

Crisp September Weather Brings Crisp Apples, Along with History, To the National Parks

Finally, the most-anticipated month for visiting national parks has arrived. That's right, September, the month when apples ripen and are ready for picking. From Pennsylvania to Utah and on west to California, the desire to bite into a nice crisp apple, or pick a bag or bushel for pies and sauce, are luring visitors to parks.

Yosemite National Park Officials Planning To Restore Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Better drainage, reduced infrastructure, and better protection of giant sequoias are the end goals of a plan by Yosemite National Park officials to restore the Mariposa Grove in the southern end of the park.

Fountains Spring Anew At Wawona Hotel In Yosemite National Park

One might say the past has sprung back to life at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, where an iconic stone water fountain has been restored.

Take This App Along When You Climb Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Rick Deutsch wrote the book on climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, so he comes well-prepared to write an app for making the day-long journey.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

The Million Club: National Parks That Had More Than A Million Visits in 2010

Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.

Yosemite National Park Officials Release Ideas For Rehab Work Along Tioga Road

Yosemite National Park officials have developed a draft plan for addressing much-needed improvements to the Tioga Road.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.
Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Death Valley - A Great Destination (Explorer There are times when one national park jaunt could entail several national parks, and so you think you'll need several guidebooks to the parks on your itinerary. Well, if you're heading to the High Sierra parks of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, there's just one book you really need.
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