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...
Photo of Yosemite National Park and the couple that fell to their deaths

Indian Couple Who Died in Yosemite Took Risks for Photos

SAN FRANCISCO — She was a self-described "adrenaline junkie," and he took "wow-worthy photos" of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers. Moorthy a...
Photo of Nevada Fall near Liberty Cap as seen from the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park

Israeli Teen Falls to Death in Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO — An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall. The Mariposa County coroner's office said 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem was n...