Yosemite National Park

What You Need to Know to Hike Half Dome

January 13, 2012, 2:07 pm
Half Dome Trail in Yosemite National Park is so popular that permits are now required every day for all visitors.This is an interim measure to address crowding and safety along the Half Dome Trail while the park develops a long-term plan to manage use on the Half Dome Trail. A ...

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Happy Holidays from American Park Rangers

Park rangers from around a dozen national parks are sending their holiday greetings to the millions of visitors who visit America’s Best Idea each year. The first video came from Yosemite National Park, whose rangers are apparently gunning to start a snowball fight. But the greeting from Denali National Park is our favorite so far:

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Thanksgiving in Our Parks

Spending Thanksgiving holiday at a park may be, in some ways, a truer iteration of the first autumn harvest feast that the pilgrims assembled back in 1621. They were close to nature on a physical and metaphysical way. They ate the communal meal outdoors since it was the only way the small colony could accommodate the 50 or so surviving settlers and the Native Americans in attendance.

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Cross-Country Skiing to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

November 11, 2011, 10:11 am
The trip to Glacier Point is a long, but easy ski along a paved road that has groomed tracks. Because of the distance (10.5 miles one way, 21 miles round trip) only the fittest cross-country skiers can make it there and back in one day. Most skiers traveling to ...

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Support America's Natural and Cultural Heritage

Zion National ParkExperience your public lands, get your Christmas shopping done WAY early, and support a good cause. APPL (Association of Partners for Public Lands) is holding an online charity auction with an excellent lineup of public land experiences to bid on.

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Cute Critters! A (Friendly) Baby Black Bear Battle in Yosemite

Cute alert! Here is a great video of baby bear cubs wrestling in the middle of the road in Yosemite National Park.

These little bears are just so cute, we had to share! But, a word of caution—for the sake of these amazing critters and for your own safety, remember to always keep your distance from wild animals, especially mother bears and her cubs!

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I will be camping in an RV at Yosemite NP North Pines CG. Is there a place in the area that I can fill my fresh water tank?
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The North Pines Campground at Yosemite National Park has restrooms with running water as well as a dump station. For additional information, we suggest that you contact the folks at Yosemite. You may also be able to get this type of information from the organzation that handles campground reservations.

We hope you have a great trip!

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Three Hikers Presumed Dead in Yosemite

July 21, 2011, 12:11 pm
Three visitors are presumed dead after plunging over Vernal Fall on Tuesday afternoon. Hormiz David, 22, Ninos Yacoub, 27, and Ramina Badal, 21, all from California, came to the park for a day trip with a group of family and friends. They were seen entering the water above Vernal ...

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

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Ansel Adams in Yosemite

June 16, 2011, 10:00 am
by Larson Harley As the road unwinds toward the heart of Yosemite Valley, magnificent monoliths of granite rock tower over the landscape as a backdrop over a giant, natural stage. The Merced River snakes along the entrance roads, teasing the viewer with deceivingly cold, crystal-clear waters. You’ll pass by black ...

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