Articles Tagged ‘Yosemite’

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots August 24, 2010 | Featured | Read More
When most visitors go to the top of places like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, or Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, they’re in search of awesome, sweeping views and gorgeous photography opportunities. However, there are a select group...

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...

Winter in Yosemite: Why You Should Visit Off-Season

Winter in Yosemite: Why You Should Visit Off-Season December 24, 2009 | Offbeat, Yosemite | Read More
To most, Yosemite National Park is a summer destination… Hiking. Camping. Grassy meadows. Feathery waterfalls. And it’s really a pity, because there are so many reasons to visit Yosemite National Park in the winter. During the off-season in Yosemite, it’s not uncommon to have this beautiful...

Glamping: Glamorous Camping on a Budget

Glamping: Glamorous Camping on a Budget October 22, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
The current economic state of, well, most of the world, has spawned some really, really awful new words. “Staycation,” “Funemployment,” “Freegan“… (If you don’t know what any of these are, ask me. I’m happy to expound). Another term that’s about...

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...

Photo Friday: A Hike in the Clouds

Photo Friday: A Hike in the Clouds April 3, 2009 | Photo Friday, Yosemite | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 4/6: The photo was taken on the Clouds Rest Trail in Yosemite, California. Though higher than Half Dome, Clouds Rest is easier and safer to climb, and the views from the summit are worth the work it takes to reach the top. (See more Photo Friday...

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...