Yosemite National Park

Perhaps the most beautiful and awe-inspiring park, Yosemite also boasts a romantic history and unique community of individuals who call this place home. As the first federally protected land in the world and playground for adventure seekers, this park is full of many firsts  – from evolving what it means to manage and protect land, to developing some of the world’s earliest and premier climbing gear.

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Our thoughts go out to our friends in Mariposa, CA, as the Detwiler fire grows and threatens the town. We talked to many...

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A Cathedral of Granite

Two weeks before we arrived in Yosemite, the first family visited on Father’s Day Weekend. In addition to promoting the Every Kid in a Park...

a year ago

Foresta, Yosemite West, and Wawona are all areas settled before Yosemite became a National Park. Today, they remain active...

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When Park Ranger Shelton Johnson learned about the Buffalo Soldiers early in his Yosemite career, he was shocked by how few...

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Look closer. There’s a tiny little speck on the face of El Capitan. Is that a person? How did they get there? You’re watching...

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When we first met Ben Cunningham-Summerfield, he was demonstrating an array of traditional instruments, and carving arrowheads...

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The legacy of the Yosemite Valley features none other than John Muir - a man that many know as the “Father of the National Park...

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Last night, we hosted a ‘Campfire Stories Night’ at the Rush Creek Lodge to ring in their one month grand opening anniversary!...

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Sometimes, you hear about a place in the old days, registered as a complaint. But painter Penny Otwell’s eloquent account of...

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There’s confusion in Yosemite. This season, the historic Ahwahnee and Wawona hotels and the legendary Curry Village, are...

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We first encountered Brenda Ostrom when we spotted “Brenda’s Eggs” at the local grocery in Mariposa, CA. Since 2000, Mountain...

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Like the mountains he photographed, so does Ansel Adams loom in the history of photography. With knowledge and enthusiasm,...

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As one of the largest education program partners of the park, NatureBridge works with students to develop team-building and...

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Confused that we're writing about a gas station? Us too. But the Mobil in Lee Vining, CA, just outside the East entrance of...

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For Adonia Ripple, Yosemite was an instant pull—a magnet that drew her in and has not let go. She came to work as a mountain...

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Even in the wilderness, you can't escape the world. In the past two and a half months, we've visited five National Parks, driven...

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On Wednesday evening, we caught "Conversations with a Tramp," a program at Yosemite Theater, developed by Lee Stetson, who has...

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We had a great start in Yosemite National Park, chatting with Park Rangers Jamie Richards and Moses Chun, Press Officer & 2016...

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The journey begins!

Today we depart for the Great Smoky Mountains, as Ilyssa and I begin our travel across the country, looking for great campfire stories from five...

a year ago