young climber

10-Year-Old ‘Emotional’ After Climbing El Capitan

A 10-year-old Colorado girl who appears to the youngest ever to conquer the famous "nose" route of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan said the experience was "really overwhelming, really emotional." "I want pizza. I've been dreaming about it forever." — Se...
Photo of the Merced River at high water

Valley Waterways Are Beautiful, Cold, and Deadly.

Going to Yosemite or a San Joaquin Valley's waterway this weekend? Be careful. We want you to come back alive. The combination of a huge Sierra snowpack and warming temperatures are filling creeks, rivers...

Time for Yosemite and Humanity to Take a Break?

The road to Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park is closed to cars, and the shuttle bus wasn’t running. Would the Three Stooges—my sons, ages 10, 8 and 5—agree to a 2 ½ mile uphill hike to see Yosemite’s signature sequoias? This month I made my first tr...
Photo of Yosemite covered in snow

Yosemite to Remain Open for Skiing 2 Weeks Longer

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park officials say parts of the park will remain open for skiing and snowshoeing two weeks longer than usual thanks to the abundance of snow. They say the Yosemite ...
View of Snowy Yosemite Falls on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Have You Seen the Video of Snowy Yosemite Rock Slide?

Video posted on Twitter captured a rock slide at Yosemite National Park's Sentinel Rock on Monday. As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday it had been viewed nearly 26,000 times. Photographer/hiker Billy DeKom of San Francisco tweeted that actually heard two rockslid...