Where are some of the best backcountry campsites in the world (as well as the national parks)? Michael Lanza, Northwest editor of Backpacker Magazine, shares his thoughts on 25 of the best places to pitch your tent.
Yosemite National Park
Inspector General Finds Yosemite National Park Staff Responded Appropriately To 2012 Hantavirus Outbreak
An investigation into the deadly hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite National Park last year has concluded that the park's staff acted appropriately in responding and managing the matter.DOI-Hantavirus Report.pdf
The season for hiking to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park officially begins Friday when cables leading to the summit will be put in place...as long as the weather cooperates.
A Minnesota man who had been enjoying day hikes in Yosemite National Park died in a fall along the Mist Trail in the park's iconic valley.
Yosemite Valley can feel like a bustling town at times, with traffic jams, wailing emergency sirens, and tour buses and tractor-trailer trucks snaking along the roads. While Yosemite National Park planners are trying to better manage some of that crowding, the American Recreation Coalition fears they're going too far and threatening the visitor experience.
As shoulder seasons in Yosemite National Park continue to grow, does the National Park Service have a good plan for preserving the Merced River as it flows through the park's iconic valley?
Over a century ago, John Muir's vision for Yosemite National Park included areas that were not included in the present park. Now there's bipartisan support for efforts to add about 1,500 acres adjoining the western side of Yosemite to protect the area from development.
A congressman from California is furious over Yosemite National Park's proposed Merced River Plan, saying it calls for changes that would "limit public access and enjoyment of Yosemite."
Despite taking in what the Green, Yampa, and other tributaries large and small contribute, the Colorado River is in a death spiral, over-allocated and a victim of growing climate change, left in a state of constant thirst that has made the river the most-endangered in the country, according to American Rivers.
Acadia, Yellowstone, and Yosemite are some of the most adored units of the National Park System, but they don't show up in the top 10 list of most-visited parks during 2012. They're quite a ways from the top 10, actually.