Yosemite National Park

How to Visit Yosemite, From a Guy Who’s Done It 100 Times

There’s a way to arrive at Yosemite Valley, the well-trafficked area of Yosemite National Park that houses its most picturesque cliffs and …

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View Strava workout maps in 3D thanks to Apple's ARKit

Strava has long been a popular choice for running and cycling enthusiasts to track and share their workouts. The service and app can be found on quite a few devices, including Apple Watch, Garmin fitness trackers and Peloton's stationary bikes for spin classes. The company is now moving into …

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Big waves, wind and drizzle put an end to Bay Area's summer

Now Playing:<p>In the last days of summer, Mother Nature is bringing cooler temperatures, gusty winds and maybe even some rain to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.<p>"We're expecting a few sprinkles and light precipitation in northern Sonoma and Napa counties, maybe at the most few one hundredths of an …

Weather

Yosemite’s Dirty Air Secret

Haze and ozone pollution in this beloved California park are having wide-ranging effects on people and the environment.<p><i>This story is the second in a</i> …

Pollution

Photographer Profile: Angie Precure

<b>Photographer:</b> Angie Precure<p><b>Amateur Photographer</b><p><b>Photographic Specialties:</b><p>Landscape<br>• Wildlife<br>• Travel<br>• Other<p><b>Biography</b><p>I am a landscape photographer based in …

Photography

Lightning Strikes Cause 6 New Fires In Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Six new wildfires caused by lightning strikes this week are burning in Yosemite National Park, according to park …

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6 Bucket List Trips in the U.S.

There are some things you just need to do at least once in your life—paddle that iconic stretch of river, ski that couloir you can see from the tram, mountain bike off the Continental Divide. Don’t let the logistics of getting there, hiring a guide, or figuring out when or how to pull it off stop …

Adventure Travel

The West Is on Fire. Get Used to It.

Posted by Jeff on Sep 13, 2017 @ 11:21 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 13, 2017<p>The West is burning, and there’s no relief …

Backpacking

13 mountains that you should summit before you die

If you are not a well-seasoned mountaineer, preparation, training, research, and determination can still bring many of the world’s mountain peaks …

Outdoors

Nature's calling -- for more human diversity

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a time of intense political polarization in the United States, experts say, we need nature more than ever. Wild spaces offer opportunities for recreation but also for healing and unity. They are places to come together to breathe deeply and reflect on where society is headed.<p>"We're at a …

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Good Samaritan helps not one, but two vehicles lost in the woods near Yosemite

There is a Good Samaritan in Oakhurst. It is Ron Morton who helped a young couple, Beth Seaford and Luke Phillips, from Bristol, England, retrieve …

Good Samaritans

The Hard, Complex, and Sordid Issue of National Park Names

<i>The New York Times</i> recently published a powerful op-ed by writer, climber, surfer, and general outdoorsperson, Daniel Duane (“Goodbye, Yosemite. …

Adventure Travel

An Intimate Morning Wedding at Yosemite

She’s a veterinarian, he’s a UX designer and also plays in a band — together they are an unstoppable force that loves to travel + seek adventure with …

Weddings

California - a bucket list for the Golden State

California, my personal favourite destination in the USA, possibly offers the widest diversity of anywhere on the planet, let alone any other US …

Golden State

California declares state of emergency in 3 counties where fires have burned thousands of acres

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have burned thousands of acres, destroyed structures, threatened groves of giant sequoias and limited access to Yosemite National Park.<p>The declaration will boost support for Madera, …

California

Breathtaking National Parks Near Las Vegas

Yosemite National Park<p>Roughly the size of Rhode Island, Yosemite's landscape hosts a diverse array of ecosystems such as scrubby chaparral, …

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College And The War On Expertise

Last week I took my three boys on an end-of-summer trip to Yosemite and rediscovered that when you’re together non-stop, you really get to know what fun and quirky people your kids are becoming. For instance, my youngest, six-year-old Zev, often seems lost in the world. He’s easily confused about …

Education

The Week in Pictures: Sept. 1 - Sept. 8

Irma devastates the Caribbean, wildfires scorch the West, Northern lights glow above Norway, and more.

Travel

Yosemite Wildfire Scorches Giant Sequoia Grove; 'Giggling Teens' Suspected Of Sparking Major Oregon Fire

OES 6840 at the Railroad fire#railroadfire #CBDfirefighters #cafires pic.twitter.com/dF8gfYu1TB<p>— Carlsbadfirefighters (@CBDfirefighters) September 4, …

Nature

2017 wildfire season in U.S. West far worse than expected

A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one of …

Denver

Interior Secretary Zinke fiddles on climate while America’s national parks burn

Posted by Jeff on Sep 8, 2017 @ 11:49 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 7, 2017<p>September 2017 is quickly becoming one of the …

Backpacking

States of emergency in 3 counties for California wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three more Northern California counties due to wildfires that have burned thousands …

National Parks

The 10 best National Parks to visit in fall

Fewer crowds and stunning foliage make for an epic trip<p>For most of the 58 National Parks in the United States, summer is high season. Tourists from around the world come to see the Grand Canyon, hike Rocky Mountain National Park, or watch a geyser explode in Yellowstone. But perhaps the best time …

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The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested by one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors.<p><i>Tell us what's on your California bucket list. Email</i> …

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El Capitan; Yosemite National Park

shulie madnick<p>Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America<p>Member since 2017<p>Photo Information<p>Copyright:<p>© shulie madnick.<br>All rights reserved.<p>Image …

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I Survived, and Loved, a Road Trip with My Strictly Religious Sister

It was a dream—and a challenge. Could my two siblings and I–now with full calendars and spread across the country–relive the road trips of our youth …

Jewish Culture

Wind-whipped wildfires bear down on Glacier, Yosemite parks

Firefighters across the U.S. West struggled with wind-driven flames, hot temperatures and dry conditions even after the unofficial end to a summer of devastating wildfires, including those bearing down on two popular national parks.<p>The dozens of fires burning across the Western United States and …

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Ash covers Oregon cities, wildfire smoke chokes US West

TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland's metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy …

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Wildfires threatening areas in Glacier and Yosemite National Park | GrindTV.com

Throughout the West this Labor Day weekend, multiple wildfires have raged, causing serious damage and thousands of evacuations throughout multiple …

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Falling tree branch injures 2 Yosemite visitors

Hikers walk along on the Old Big Oak Flat Road near the Tamarack Campground in Yosemite National Park. A falling tree limb hit a car parked off Big Oak Flat Road on Sunday, seriously injuring a mother and her daughter.<p>YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Yosemite National Park say two …

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