El Capitan

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Wildfire Sends Smoke Into Famed Yosemite Valley, 7 Square Miles Of Park Burned

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and sent smoke into the park’s famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said.

09/09/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Top Natural Wonders In The USA

America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.

10/15/2013

Yosemite's El Capitan (U.S. Justice Department)

Falling Rock Kills Climber On Yosemite’s El Capitan

The National Park Service said Monday that Felix Joseph Kiernan was climbing on the East Buttress of the granite monolith about 600 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor when a rock dislodged and struck him Sunday afternoon.

06/03/2013

Yosemite's El Capitan (U.S. Justice Department)

Yosemite Rangers Make Daring Rescue On El Capitan

A Canadian climber is recuperating from a mild case of hypothermia after being stranded in a snow storm on the largest granite monolith in the world.

10/23/2012

Yosemite's El Capitan (U.S. Justice Department)

Yosemite Climber Survives Fall, Severed Thumb Reattached

A rock climber at Yosemite National Park whose thumb was severed by the safety rope that saved him from a fall has had the thumb reattached by surgeons.

09/29/2011

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