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Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome

Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome February 4, 2010 | Yosemite | Read More
Yosemite National Park’s popular Half Dome will have fewer crowds on it this summer, with the institution of a permit system for day use hikers. Plan ahead and be rewarded with a quicker trip up and down the cables, and a more pleasant (and safe) trip overall. The National Park Service has the important...

Half Dome at Half Price

Half Dome at Half Price October 21, 2009 | Budget, Yosemite | Read More
For good reasons, climbing to the summit of Yosemite’s Half Dome is on the must-do list of many outdoor adventurers.  For most people, this is not a challenge to be taken on casually – but neither does it need to be a complicated, pricey expedition to Everest.  Here are some ideas on how to do...

Talk Like a Local: Mountain Man Edition

Talk Like a Local: Mountain Man Edition July 15, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
National Parks draw the most rugged of tourists: the hardcore backpackers, climbers, hikers and extreme outdoor enthusiasts. They show up with plans to not just see Half Dome, but to get to the top. Not to take a picture of the Papagayp River Canyon, but to raft that sucker. These are people who know...

Travelogues: A Winter Escape to Yosemite

Travelogues: A Winter Escape to Yosemite December 16, 2008 | Yosemite | Read More
Rather than join the weekly winter parade up I-80 from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, my girlfriend and I headed to Yosemite for a weekend to experience the joys of the park, sans summertime crowds. Fearful of even the barest hint of mass market tourism that popular parks like Yosemite can attract, and...
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