Yosemite National Park, California

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Yosemite National Park Info


Yosemite National Park

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News

Yosemite National Park Rescue Medic Heather Wonenberg Awarded the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group in Boise, Idaho has awarded Yosemite National Park Helitack member Heather Wonenberg the 2018 Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for our Nation’s Wildland Firefighters.

Yosemite National Park Designates Wildlife Protection Zones Throughout the Park

In preparation for a busy Labor Day Weekend, Yosemite National Park has designated several new Wildlife Protection Zones located on stretches of roadway throughout the Park where bears and other animals have been hit by vehicles. Visitors driving in the park this weekend will see new signs advising motorists that you are in a “Wildlife Protection Zone” and that speed limits will be strictly enforced. Multiple zones have been designated in Yosemite Valley and along sections of Big Oak Flat Road, El Portal Road, Wawona Road and Tioga Road. These zones will remain in effect until further notice.

Yosemite National Park Ranger Jack Hoeflich Receives the 2018 Harry Yount Award

Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Jack Hoeflich is the 2018 recipient of the National Park Service’s Harry Yount Award for Excellence in the Art of Rangering. Named after the world’s first-known park ranger who patrolled Yellowstone National Park in the 1880s, the Harry Yount Award annually honors a National Park Ranger who consistently excels in the performance of duties that serve park visitors and protect the natural, historical and cultural resources of parks.

Yosemite National Park Photos

Cathedral Highs and Lows

RobertCross1 (off and on) posted a photo:

Cathedral Highs and Lows

From the top of Cathedral Peak to the depths of the creek flowing through Lower Cathedral Meadow – one tranquil moment in the Yosemite high country.

Yosemite Falls

ExceptEuropa posted a photo:

Yosemite Falls

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Sentinel Bridge in Autumn 1

lycheng99 posted a photo:

Sentinel Bridge in Autumn 1

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Moonrise at Valley View

San Francisco Gal posted a photo:

Moonrise at Valley View

Moonlight glistening on the Merced River with El Capitan on the left, Cathedral Rocks on the left. The lights on El Capitan are several climbers bivouacked overnight. You can also see the constellation Pleiades to the left of the moon

Hope you have a great start to the weekend. Thanks for stopping by and for all of your kind comments, awards and faves -- I appreciate them all.

© Melissa Post 2019

Cliff, Yosemite

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Cliff, Yosemite

Yosemite High Country, Tuolumne River 10-19

inkknife_2000 (10.5 million + views) posted a photo:

Yosemite High Country, Tuolumne River 10-19

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My favorite spot in Yosemite National Park is far from the crowded canyon. It is up in the high country along Tioga Road. Her in Tuolumne Meadow the river of the same name meanders below the granite domes that crown the park.

Yosemite in Autumn - Merced River 1

lycheng99 posted a photo:

Yosemite in Autumn - Merced River 1

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Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California

lhboudreau posted a photo:

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls is 2,425 feet from the base of the lower falls to the top of the upper falls making it the tallest falls in North America and among the ten tallest in the world.

Lower Yosemite Fall

ExceptEuropa posted a photo:

Lower Yosemite Fall

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Lukens Lake

San Francisco Gal posted a photo:

Lukens Lake

A short hike from the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park, Lukens Lake sits at an elevation of 8,200 ft (2,460 m). Reposted October 17 to correct problem with focus on right side of image.

Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by and for all of your kind comments, awards and faves -- I appreciate them all.

© Melissa Post 2019

Climbers On El Capitan

tourtrophy posted a photo:

Climbers On El Capitan

While at Tunnel View vista point, one of my friends spotted a couple climbers on the sheer wall of El Capitan with his telephoto. I looked into his viewfinder and thought I saw something as well. Then I took out my 100-400mm but spotted only the shadows of a couple of protruding rocks instead. So I dismissed his findings. Back home, I blew up my El Capitan images with my computer monitor and scanned through them. I was astonished to find not only one but several climbers on El Capitan wall. It was truly amazing. Alex Honnold free soloing, maybe?

Bridaveil Falls Rainbow, Yosemite

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Bridaveil Falls Rainbow, Yosemite

Bridalveil Falls with a rainbow, Yosemite National Park

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