Fountains Spring Anew At Wawona Hotel In Yosemite National Park

One might say the past has sprung back to life at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, where an iconic stone water fountain has been restored.

Take This App Along When You Climb Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Rick Deutsch wrote the book on climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, so he comes well-prepared to write an app for making the day-long journey.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

The Million Club: National Parks That Had More Than A Million Visits in 2010

Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.

Yosemite National Park Officials Release Ideas For Rehab Work Along Tioga Road

Yosemite National Park officials have developed a draft plan for addressing much-needed improvements to the Tioga Road.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.
Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Death Valley - A Great Destination (Explorer There are times when one national park jaunt could entail several national parks, and so you think you'll need several guidebooks to the parks on your itinerary. Well, if you're heading to the High Sierra parks of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, there's just one book you really need.

Yosemite National Park Officials Proposing To Remove Structures From Rockfall Zone

Rather than risk visitor and staff safety in the rockfall zone below Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing that 72 rental units closest to that zone be permanently removed from the area.

Body of One of Three Victims Swept Over Vernal Fall In Yosemite National Park Found

Search-and-rescue teams have recovered the body of one of three victims who were swept over 317-foot-tall Vernal Fall to their deaths in Yosemite National Park nearly three weeks ago.

Reader Participation Day: How Should National Parks Handle Overgrown Vistas?

How should national parks deal with vegetation that has grown up and, in some cases, altered landscapes or blocked views?

New Solar Project at Yosemite National Park is Largest Of Its Kind in the NPS

A new solar energy project at Yosemite National Park will help cut utility costs, and the system can claim at least two titles for such systems in the National Park System.

California Woman Dies In Fall From Half Dome Cables In Yosemite National Park

A 26-year-old California woman was killed by a 600-foot fall while working her way down the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, according to a park release.

Yosemite National Park Officials Proposing To Improve Views By Downing Timber

If a tree falls in the Yosemite Valley, is the view better for it? Yosemite National Park officials think so, and they're hoping to begin improving nearly 100 viewsheds in the park by cutting down hundreds of trees.
Spectacular Yosemite As big and expansive as Yosemite National Park is, there should be a rule somewhere stating that any book that captures its wonders in photographs must be large enough to take up most of your coffee table.

Got A 'Droid? Download Chimani's National Parks App ... For Free!

OK all you Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

Updated: Yosemite National Park Rangers Investigating Reports Of Visitors Swept Over Vernal Fall

Yosemite National Park officials were presuming Wednesday that three visitors who were swept over Vernal Fall were killed in the incident, though a search continued for their remains.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pines Need Help From Climate Change, But Will Have To Wait

Whitebark pine trees, a foundation species that grows high in the upper reaches of parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon, is in need of Endangered Species Act protection from climate change, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

National Park Quiz 96: Ringer V

Nine of the first ten questions in this quiz are true. Can you tell which one is false? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

Capturing Moonbows In the Waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, the Video

Those nights that coincide with the full moon over Yosemite National Park bring out an unusual park park visitor, one who goes in search of "moonbows" that rise above the park's waterfalls. Check out this 7-minute video to gain an appreciation for the phenomenon.

Artist Setting Out To "Paint the National Parks"

Following in the footsteps, and brushstrokes, of Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran, a New York-based painter plans to spend the next few months exploring the National Park System and "painting the national parks."
Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk For anyone who has spent just a few days in Yosemite National Park, know that rock climbing and rock climbers are an important part of the history of this legendary park. It literally goes back to the Second Great Age of Discovery (if not further) when geologists Clarence King and Josiah Whitney scrambled from one Sierra peak to the next in search of a knowable “earth age.”

Can, And Should, The Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park Be Restored?

Though it's missing a Half Dome, the twin to the Yosemite Valley has been described by none other than John Muir as "one of nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples.” But since 1923 the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has been submerged, a victim of sorts to thirsty San Franciscans, but one that more than a few believe should be drained and brought back to life.
Can you imagine another Yosemite Valley? Another granite-lined canyon graced by feathery waterfalls and split by a placid river running through its meadows and forests? It exists, but since 1923 the wonders of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park have been under water, Tuolumne River water backed up by the O'Shaugnessy Dam and stored for the needs of San Francisco’s residents.

Reader Participation Day: Have Campground Or Lodging Reservations Gotten Too Hard to Obtain In Some National Parks?

Has the difficulty in obtaining a reservation for either a campsite or lodge room in a national park become too much hassle to deal with in some cases?

With Summer Arriving Tomorrow, Don't Find Yourself In National Park Search-and-Rescue Reports

With summer officially getting under way tomorrow, more and more folks will be heading out to the national parks for some summer fun. Just be sure to be careful out there so you don't find yourself added to a search-and-rescue report as these folks were.

Doggone! Pursuit of Squirrel Takes Dog Over the Edge at Yosemite National Park

Cats, not canines, are reputed to possess those mythical "nine lives," but if dogs could talk, the lead character in a recent incident at Yosemite National Park might debate the point just a bit.

Visit Your Park: Yosemite National Park

As awe-inspiring as the Yosemite Valley is, it is not the length and breadth of Yosemite National Park, but rather only one measure of this High Sierra beaut. Sadly, a surprising number of people never venture out of the valley with its towering granite walls and, in season, wispy waterfalls, to explore the other wonders of the park.

Reader Participation Day: What Draws You To Yosemite National Park, Big Rock Or Big Water?

When you first enter the imposing valley at Yosemite National Park, your eyes are drawn both to the towering walls of granite that frame the valley, as well as the wispy waterfalls. But which brings you to the park?

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.