Half Dome

Photo Credit: Randy Yagi

Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

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

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

Yosemite Wildfire Leads To Helicopter Evacuations Of Hikers From Half Dome

A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors.

09/08/2014

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

Yosemite Kicks Off Lottery For Half Dome Hikers

Park rangers say hikers can now apply for permits to ascend the summit of Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome.

03/02/2014

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