Tag Archive for Yosemite

Will Climate Change Make Yosemite More Dangerous?

Backpackers this year were not fully prepared for how spectacular the spring runoff was. Although warned by rangers that Yosemite had one of the biggest snow packs of recent memory hikers are finding trails are especially muddy and slippery and two hikers have died trying to cross the bridge at Wapama Falls. In fact this…

Direct Flights to Yosemite Area Skiing

Starting December 15, 2011 until April 15 United Express partner, SkyWest Airlines, will be flying jets from San Diego to Mammoth Yosemite Airport and back. SkyWest has already been offering year round flights to Mammoth Yosemite Airport from Los Angeles. The flights will leave at 7:40 am for a 9:04 arrival and return at 3:40pm…

“Yosemite Facelift” Volunteers Clean the Park

September 14, 2011 – Want to make a difference in Yosemite? Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association are inviting the public to participate in the 8th annual Yosemite Facelift September 21 through September 25. Volunteers pick up trash at various popular places in the park after the summer season. Last year over 80…

Yosemite Trail Restoration Completed

September 13, 2011 – The National Park Service has completed the restoration of 75 miles of hiking trails. This is the largest project of its type ever attempted. The goal was simply to improve the most popular trails in order to improve access but more importantly to protect the natural environment around them. 33 miles…

Yosemite Claims 18th Casualty of 2011

September 5, 2011 – Yosemite’s 750,000 wild acres draw 4-million visitors in a typical year so its probably a wonder that more people don’t die than the 18 that have died so far this year. The 18th was a 69-year-old hiker who died in his tent of apparent natural causes. The five previous were very…

Wawona Hotel Fountain Refurbished

September 8, 2011 – It took 90 years but the signature stone fountain in front of the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite has been restored. Long in need of repair the fountain sat for years with a tarp cover. A smaller fountain in the same style graced the entrance to the former Thomas Hill Studio which…