Half Dome

An illustration from Yosemite National Park shows where a piece of rock broke free from the face of Half Dome. (Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite Releases Photos Illustrating Where Rock Face Crumbled From Half Dome

When word broke earlier this week that the rock face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park had lost a big chunk from a popular climbing route, it wasn’t immediately clear to the average visitor what the difference was. Now park officials are making the results of the facial peel quite clear.

07/09/2015

Half dome in Yosemite National Park. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colossal Rock Fall Changes Face Of Yosemite’s Half Dome

Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome on the most popular route used by climbers.

07/07/2015

El Capitan and Half Dome (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Half Dome Opens Early Because Of No Snow In Yosemite

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday — three weeks ahead of schedule because of the low snowpack

04/29/2015

Photo Credit: Randy Yagi

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04/03/2015

Grand Canyon (credit: Randy Yagi)

5 Must-See National Parks In The U.S.

From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.

04/01/2015

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CREATES DRAFT YOSEMITE VALLEY PLAN

Glacier Point Road Opens For Season In Yosemite National Park

Rangers say they’re opening Glacier Point Road, which takes drivers to a lookout perched at 3,214 feet above the valley floor.

03/28/2015

Half dome in Yosemite National Park. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Half Dome Climbers Capture Unique Perspective On Yosemite Base Jump

The television show Right This Minute reports that Brian Santilena and Jim Redo undertook a three day face climb of Half Dome to raise money for Wounded Warriors. As they neared the jutting “diving board” feature at the top of the face, wearing winged suits. Brian told the show what

09/24/2014

View from inside a rescue helicopter, lifting hikers off Half  Dome 9/7/2014 (NPS)

Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite’s Half Dome Caught On Camera

As the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.

09/22/2014

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

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

Cooler Weather Slows Yosemite Wildfire

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.

09/09/2014

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