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Yosemite National Park
Now is the time to register your teen for the Yosemite Institute's two-week summer field research course in Yosemite National Park.
If you've ever sat back in El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park to watch climbers ascending that massive granite wall from which the meadow takes its name, odds are you never noticed the "hundreds" of fixed anchors climbers have over the years drilled into that monolith. And yet, they're there.DO41-1.pdf
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Yosemite Conservancy Hopes to Raise $1.3 Million To Help Youth Experience Yosemite National Park Up Close
While the Obama administration's America's Great Outdoors initiative calls for creation of a Conservation Service Corps to connect youth with nature, the Yosemite Conservancy already has a similar program that brings youth into Yosemite National Park to learn about the outdoors.
Bad weather, lack of a presidential inauguration, and safety concerns along the Southwestern border with Mexico apparently were the major drivers behind a slight dip in 2010 visitation to the National Park System from 2009 levels.
If you want to stand atop Half Dome in Yosemite National Park this summer, start planning your trek. Beginning March 1, you'll be able to reserve a day-use permit for making the journey to the summit this summer.
The list is long, more than 200 names stretching over a century and then some. It's a somber one, as well, tracking the deaths of National Park Service employees from a wide range of fates, from heart attacks to rockfalls to cold-blooded murder.
Fire Detection and Protection Upgrades Will Close The Ahwahnee In Yosemite National Park for Three Weeks
Repairs to the fire detection and protection systems in The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park will close the elegant landmark for three weeks in February.
The mid-winter lodging specials are under way at Yosemite National Park, but the $29-a-night deal might not be for everyone.