Yosemite National Park

Yosemite official says: Expect to wait up to three hours for a parking space this weekend

The snow piled on mountaintops is melting, the rivers are roaring high, and the meadows are turning brilliant green and blooming with wildflowers.<p>After a winter of unrelenting storms, Yosemite National Park is waking up, flaunting its natural beauty and moving full-speed into its busy season.<p>The …

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Ask someone how they spent summers during college, and you may be surprised by the answer

How did you spend your summers during college?<p>I've been asking people this question lately, and every time I do, I discover something about them I didn't know and never would have guessed.<p>For many of us, college is the last time we get a real summer, meaning a season that's distinct from the rest …

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Landscape Photography: No Risk, No Reward

Photography is a visual art form, and just like any other visual art form, it’s difficult not to fall for clichés. Most photographers are guilty of …

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Video: A Visit to Yosemite National Park Circa 1938

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S., which marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Of course, many families will be …

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Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash

By JOHN ANTCZAK<p>LOS ANGELES — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was …

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Photo of the Day | Scott Martin

John Carmody, Boothbay, Maine. John moved his passion of sailing to Sea Kayaking in the 1990’s. He’s no stranger to salt water or navigating Maine’s …

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Amusement MTN: Education Through Collaboration

<i>Words|</i> Amanda Hankison <i>Photos|</i> Chris Wellhausen<p>Less than 40 miles east-northeast from where we have stopped for a late lunch, a 3000-foot cliff casts …

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Here’s how to beat the crowds at Yosemite National Park’s spectacular waterfalls this year

Yosemite National Park is a glorious sight to behold at any time of the year, but now spectacular waterfalls are attracting more visitors than ever. In anticipation of the busy Memorial Day weekend, park rangers have been giving the public advice on beating the crowds.<p>The waterfalls haven’t flowed …

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How to Easily Wash Your Clothes When Traveling

Without paying those crazy-expensive hotel laundry fees.<p>If you’ve stayed in a hotel recently and happened to look at the price list attached to the plastic laundry bag, you probably got wobbly from sticker shock. Ten dollars to wash a T-shirt? Four dollars for panties? Twelve dollars for shorts? …

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Hiking on Yosemite's famed Half Dome delayed due to snowpack

Hikers who were hoping to scale Yosemite National Park’s famed Half Dome peak this year may have to wait to tackle the strenuous hike: The Los …

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Aramark Sets The Stage For Summer Travel Season

PHILADELPHIA, May 25 /CSRwire/ - As travelers embark on family vacations and cross-country trips this summer, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning …

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Get Started with the Cortana Skills Kit

We've blogged about building Alexa Skills a few times as we waited for a means to create Cortana Skills. Finally at Build the Cortana Skills Kit was …

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What triggers rockfalls? Yosemite study shows it’s about the heat

When rocks get hot, they do what people do: shed a few layers.<p>And the hottest hours of the day — during the hottest months of the year — are prime …

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17 Mansplaining Experiences That'll Make You Want To Scream

"I had a man tell me that having a C-section was the easy way out. "<p>Posted on May 23, 2017, 20:16 GMT<p>Last week, BuzzFeed ran an article about women's worst mansplaining experiences. Members of the BuzzFeed community then shared their worst mansplaining stories in the comments section. Here's just a …

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Incredible new waterfalls have appeared at Yosemite, thanks to heavy snowfall

The powerful falls also bring increased flooding risk.<p>After a winter of heavy snowfall, Yosemite National Park is putting on one of its most …

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Yosemite Single-Handedly Changed My Life, Now I’m Paying It Forward

<b>Growing up, I had no concept of National Parks.</b> I had seen pictures online of a night sky blanketed in stars, but I never saw that from my backyard …

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Women's journey heads to top of Yosemite's Half Dome, and you're invited

If you prefer a hearty hike to a scenic drive, grab your mountain boots and head for Northern California for a new women's vacation experience organized by REI Adventures.<p>The four-day tour — Yosemite Women's Backpacking, Half Dome — is designed for fit female backpackers looking for a challenging …

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49 Stunning Yosemite Valley Photos

Yosemite is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States, and a look from the often photographed Tunnel View will tell you why. The …

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Yosemite's Waterfalls Are Back—And Stronger Than They've Been in Years

Waters are flowing with a power not seen since 2010.<p>People flock to Yosemite National Park at this time of year for many reasons: the black bears are emerging from months of hibernation, blankets of wildflowers are about to bloom, roads closed off for the winter are reopening, and temperatures are …

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Why No Photographer Should Ever Have Downtime

When you get into the world of photography, there are a lot of things that “click” through sheer exposure to the industry. One of those things is …

Photography

River of Mist, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, in northern California, is one of the most beautiful parks in the world. It set a record in 2016 with over 5 million visitors.<p>…

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California redwoods license plate dies for lack of interest

Millions of Californians visit the state’s majestic redwood forests every year. Their love for the venerable trees, however, apparently doesn’t …

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Yosemite, A Dream Realised

Yosemite is a place that I have dreamed of visiting for many years. I finally got the opportunity to pay a very quick visit recently. Only having a …

Travel

The rare phenomenon behind this fiery waterfall at Yosemite National Park

It looks like a stream of golden lava, quietly running down the east face of the El Capitan walls in California’s Yosemite National Park.<p>This is one of the national park’s most elegant and spectacular natural phenomenons. Known as the “firefall” of Yosemite, it occurs when the sun shines on …

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With public lands at stake, outdoors enthusiasts head to D.C.

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Professional rock climber Tommy …

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15 Stunning Destinations to Take your Travel Photography to the Next level

Looking to take your travel photography to the next level? A photographer is only as good as the subject matter they photograph, and we’ve got the 15 …

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Famed Rock Climber Recalls Pushing His Gun-Toting Captor Off a Cliff: It Was My ‘Only Chance of Survival’

People write memoirs for lots of reasons.<p>Rock climbing legend Tommy Caldwell wrote his own just-released autobiography – <i>The Push: A Climber’s Journey</i> …

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“Secret Waterfalls” Emerge in Yosemite National Park Thanks to Record Snowpack

California’s Yosemite National Park spans nearly 1,200 square miles of diverse terrain including towering granite peaks, verdant valleys, …

Nature

7 Awesome Father-Son Getaways in the U.S.

Yes, Father’s Day is approaching, but you need not wait for the holiday to spend some quality father-son time together. And what could be a better …

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Chasing Waterfalls? Head to Yosemite

“Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing,” wrote John Muir in 1901. The …

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