Poor Burning Conditions Prompt Postponement of Prescribed Burn At Yosemite National Park

Poor conditions for a prescribed burn -- unsettled weather patterns -- have prompted officials to delay a burn planned for the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Nature Notes: Water

Yosemite National Park is a landscape of big cliffs, outcrops, and granite domes. But it also is where towering waterfalls, shimmering lakes, and meandering streams mesmerize visitors. In this edition of Yosemite Nature Notes, videographer Steven Bumgardner looks at water in Yosemite.

Yosemite Falls Featured In New Webcam From Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls is a prime attraction for visitors to Yosemite National Park, and now a new webcam allows anyone with an internet connection to enjoy a view of the falls.

Study Assessing Climate Change Impacts On Birds Includes Yosemite National Park

A study intended to measure the impacts of climate change on Western bird species involves Yosemite National Park, where researchers will spend a year examining how some common Sierra Nevada species will respond to climate changes.

Prescribed Burn Planned Near Wawona In Yosemite National Park

Don't be too alarmed if you see smoke wafting above the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park later this week. Park officials are planning a prescribed burn in that part of the park to reduce a buildup of fuels.

National Travel And Tourism Strategy Provides Justification For More Investment In National Parks

A national strategy for building travel and tourism in the United States, with a goal of enticing more foreign visitors to come to America, touches in no small part on the role national parks play in tourism. And that, says the National Parks Conservation Association, is a perfect justification for investing more in the parks.

Yosemite National Park In Time-Lapse Glory

Whether you're a long-time Yosemite National Park junkie, or just planning your first visit to the park, you really need to check out this time-lapse video by Shawn Reeder.

Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park To Open Monday

A low snowpack and favorable weather for plowing has Yosemite National Park officials saying the Tioga Road will open this coming Monday, May 7, for all vehicle traffic.

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here's my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours?
The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley A new book questions whether the National Park Service has lost its way in protecting and preserving the national park ideal.

Reader Participation Day: Should Locals have More Say about a National Park Issue than Others?

Should locals living around a National Park have more say on an issue affecting a Park than other Americans?

App Review: Field Guide, Tips For Photographing The American Wilderness

In his first app for the iPad, national parks photographer Ian Shive explores how he captures the best expressions of the American wilderness and leaves you with some helpful tips that can help you hone your photographic skills.

How To Bag A Reservation In A National Park Lodge

Although it can be quite difficult to get into a room at Old Faithful Inn, Many Glacier Hotel, Yosemite Lodge, and El Tovar during high season, there are ways to improve your chances of bagging a reservation at a national park lodge.

Restore Hetch Hetchy Files Papers For Ballot Initiative On Draining Scenic Yosemite Valley

Restore Hetch Hetchy, a group that long has lobbied to see the scenic Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park drained, has launched a bid to ask San Francisco voters if they approve of the proposal.

Latest Study Shows Warming Climate Forcing Alpine Chipmunks To Yosemite National Park's Roof

Not only is a warming world forcing a tiny chipmunk towards the roof of Yosemite National Park, but it appears to be eroding the genetic diversity of the species as well, according to a study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers.

Yosemite National Park Study Points To Safety Concerns At The Ahwahnee

The Ahwahnee Hotel, the flagship lodging in Yosemite National Park, has numerous public safety issues revolving around seismic stability and fire protection for guests and employees. While park officials have come up with a plan for renovating the historic structure, they have no timetable or stated funding source for addressing the violations.

Muir's March For Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park To Offer More Routes This Year

Though summer is months away in the High Sierra, it's not too early to start thinking about joining "Muir's March" in support of draining the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.

Section of Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite National Park To Close Until April For Road Repairs

A rockfall that came down on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park in January did more damage than initially thought, and access into the Yosemite Valley via the road will be impossible for more than a month while crews work round-the-clock to repair it.

For Safety's Sake, Yosemite National Park Proposes Decrease In Half Dome Permits

With an eye on improving the safety of hikers heading to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing to reduce the number of daily permits from 400 to 300, according to a proposed management plan.

Access to Yosemite National Park Made A Bit Harder By Rockfall Along Big Oak Flat Road

A rockfall in Yosemite National Park, which has been battered by stormy weather in recent days, has closed the Big Oak Flat Road indefinitely, according to park officials.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Storm Downs Tree That Kills Concessions Worker At Yosemite National Park

A former seasonal ranger at Yosemite National Park who had been working for the park concessionaire has been killed by a falling tree that crushed his tent cabin in Curry Village during a storm.

Recalling What Winter's Supposed To Look Like In Yosemite National Park

The winter of 2011-2011 has gotten off to a veerryyyy slow start in Yosemite National Park, with the Tioga Road still open in early January and climbers reaching the top of a snowless Half Dome. Fortunately, park videographer Steve Bumgardner reached into his vault to create this special feature that shows winter as it's supposed to be in the Range of Light.

Year's First Ascent of Half Dome Shows How Scarce Snow Is In Yosemite National Park

A climber who reached the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park the other day made a video that shows the spectacular views...and the lack of snow in the High Sierra this winter.

Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park Still Open

Just before Christmas Beth Pratt filed a report on the Tioga Road still being open through the high country of Yosemite National Park and the wonderful ice skating to be had on Tenaya Lake. She celebrated New Year's by driving the road on January 2, which, until today, marked a record for the latest date the road was open. Here's her latest report.
Pacific Crest Trailside Reader: Oregon and Washington: Adventure, History, and Legend on the Long - Distance Trail If you can't find yourself out on a trail, then perhaps the next best thing is reading about trails, no? Which is a good reason to invest in The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, a two-volume collection of narratives that share in common the Pacific Crest Trail.

A Look Back At Some Of The Year's Top Stories in the National Park System

Planning for the next century of the National Park Service, ecosystems at risk, and fatal grizzly bear maulings were some of the stories that surfaced across the National Park System in 2011. Here's a glance at some of the top stories that the Traveler followed.

Holiday Video Greetings from Your National Parks

The National Park Service is using modern technology to share holiday greetings from parks across the country. Short videos filmed in 15 parks are airing on the National Park Service's YouTube channel through the end of the month.

A December Rarity: Driving The Tioga Road Through Yosemite National Park

Winter has been easy on Yosemite National Park so far, easy enough that Santa might actually be able to drive the Tioga Road on his deliveries.
Encounters with the Archdruid Though written some 40 years ago, Encounters with the Archdruid still carries valuable lessons for us to consider today.