Tag Archive: Yosemite

Cloud's Rest

Hiking Cloud’s Rest

Here’s a quiz for you (and no Google. We’ll know. We see you): 1. What is the second tallest peak on the planet? 2. What’s the second tallest peak in the Sierra Nevada? 3. What’s the second tallest peak in Africa? 4. What’s the second tallest peak in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.   Give up? I did.…

read » September 30, 2015

Backpacking Yosemite’s Pohono Trail

  Have you ever been asked if you’d rather have the power of flight or the power of invisibility and found it difficult to decide between the two? With Yosemite’s Pohono Trail, you don’t have to choose – you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the famed Yosemite valley and beyond, along with the kind of solitude that makes you feel…

read » July 24, 2014

Videos for a Better Weekend

I didn’t want the last thing on the front page for the weekend to be something about corpses, so instead here are two gorgeous time-lapses from Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks and a behind-the-scenes video from the soon-to-be-released John Muir Trail documentary Mile … Mile and a Half featuring my good friend Kolby Kirk. Hope you enjoy – and…

read » January 25, 2013

Eaton Canyon Death Toll Rises

While the unusually high number of deaths and injuries at Half Dome is receiving national attention, a trail closer to home is also taking its share of negative attention. Eaton Canyon, which is usually a placid little nature walk for most hikers, has already tragically claimed two lives this season. Both Erwin Molina and John Jutiyasantayanon died after falling from…

read » August 9, 2011

Horsetail Fall

If there’s anything that will make you want to pack up your car and high-tail it to Yosemite National Park in the morning, it’s Yosemite Nature Notes. Steven Bumgardner’s incredible series just hit its 14th episode, and this time he set his sights on one of the park’s more ephemeral features – Horsetail Fall. The cascade itself only appears when…

read » March 9, 2011

Yosemite Roads Closed for Winter

Just an FYI for anyone who was thinking of heading up to Yosemite soon – both Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road have been closed for the winter this week, meaning you will no longer be able to enter the park from the Eastern Sierras or access the northern half of the park on Tioga Road, or drive to the…

read » December 3, 2009

Pixel Envy

OK. So you’ve got your bad-ass 24 megapixel DSLR and you think you’re pretty cool. The pictures you take are amazing, have incredible detail, and can be blown up to enormous sizes … but are they measured in GIGAPIXELS? Artist Gerard Maynard spent some time in Yosemite this summer, painstakingly stitching together ultra high-res photos from several iconic viewpoints in…

read » November 18, 2008