As we've noted many times, many of the national parks offer great night skies for star gazers. This unusual shot from Yosemite National Park by QT Luong not only displays those wonderful night skies, but also highlights something not many relate to Yosemite National Park -- an arch, in this case, Indian Arch, the only natural arch in the park.
Yosemite National Park
When last we checked in on the prolific Yosemite Steve, aka Steven M. Bumgardner, he had just produced a video on rockfalls in Yosemite National Park. Now he's moved on to trees. And we're not talking small ones, like aspen. We're talking giant sequoias!
A recent big wall rescue at Yosemite National Park had some added challenges for everyone involved, including a language barrier, unusual heat and challenging terrain. Extraordinary skill and teamwork, plus use of a bean bag/short haul technique, carried the day.
Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association, a somewhat curious, and likely controversial, move in light of his oversight of the national parks.
The New York Times got a lot of mileage with its story this week about technology leading visitors into harm's way in national parks, but that's really not the case, is it? Wouldn't it be more correct to say people lead themselves into harm's way more often than not?
Here's a nice benefit for being a Yosemite Conservancy supporter: You can get a sweet discount on the rates for staying in the High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park's backcountry.
Who you gonna call when things go bad? Two recent incidents at Yosemite National Park—a daring waterfall rescue and a building on fire—offer a glimpse at the variety of challenges faced by park employees somewhere in the country almost any day of the year
QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks
A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.