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Yosemite National Park

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Top Yosemite National Park Articles

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  • Bill would rename Yosemite peak after 19th century preservationist

    Bill would rename Yosemite peak after 19th century preservationist
    WASHINGTON — She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles." That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902. Though she is not as well known today, she could be on...
  • Boy Scouts and boulder are in the news, spotlighting special wild places in Pennsylvania and Utah

    Boy Scouts and boulder are in the news, spotlighting special wild places in Pennsylvania and Utah
    Boulders and Boy Scouts have been in the news lately, and while all the stories are not necessarily related, they have come in a somewhat remarkable succession. The most serious story in recent days involved a Delaware woman who was critically injured...
  • Glen Onoko Falls deaths do not warrant restrictions

    Glen Onoko Falls deaths do not warrant restrictions
    There are parallel metal cables, one for each hand, on the steepest part of the climb up Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. Otherwise, there is nothing to slow down your momentum if you stumble and start to roll down the smooth rounded rock. There are...
  • Review: It takes real drive to see 3-part John Divola retrospective

    Review: It takes real drive to see 3-part John Divola retrospective
    Are photographers vandals? Does the mere presence of a camera at an ordinary place or extraordinary event inevitably damage the experience of it, as vandalism does? Is photography a powerful creative tool for the willful destruction of established art,...
  • In John Divola's photographs, an elusive presence

    In John Divola's photographs, an elusive presence
    A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life. John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...
  • Feeding tax dollars to forest fires

    After years of living in Yosemite National Park, I learned that, contrary to the teachings of Smokey Bear, fire can be a welcome force for good. It rejuvenates the forest. It clears the way for richer, more diverse habitat. It is essential in the life...
  • Yosemite's burned areas are alive

    Yosemite's burned areas are alive
    It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
  • Restore Yosemite? It can be done.

    Restore Yosemite? It can be done.
    One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Raker Act, which allowed San Francisco to build a dam in Yosemite National Park and convert the spectacular Hetch Hetchy Valley into a municipal reservoir. As native Californians...
  • Climate change woes already widespread in California, study says

    Climate change woes already widespread in California, study says
    California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in...
  • Rim fire 'burning its way into record books,' official says

    Rim fire 'burning its way into record books,' official says
    The eastern face of the Rim fire near Yosemite continued to spread deeper into the famed national park Tuesday as firefighters shored up defenses on the western edges. In a race against the flames, firefighters battled to gain ground on the perimeter as...
  • Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments

    SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell...
  • It's A Gray Area: Join in restoring Hetch Hetchy

    Those of you who have read this column more than a few times can probably tell that innately I am an optimist. For example, recently I predicted that our nation's policy of drug prohibition will be ended within only a few years. I believe that is true,...