Category: California’s National Parks

Mar 24

Merced River Plan – Bad Idea. REALLY Bad Idea

The Mercury News published an article by Paul Rogers, titled “Yosemite National Park may ban horse, bike and raft rentals, and remove ice rink and pools.”  You can read it HERE. It’s a good article, and Paul is a good writer, and he lays everything out really well. Personally, I have issues with the plan; …

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Mar 23

No Mount Whitney This Year…

Color me disappointed.  Just got the email today: Lottery Results – Mt Whitney Lottery 2013 Dear Customer, We are sorry to inform you that your application to Mt Whitney Lottery 2013 was not successful. Results for Lottery Application # 6-xxxxxxx – Unsuccessful. All remaining dates for the 2013 season will be available for web reservations …

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Mar 13

Explore Yosemite National Park With Outdoor Adventures Hosted By The Yosemite Conservancy

The Yosemite Conservancy has announced their line-up of Outdoor Adventures for 2013! There are more dates for popular programs, including backpacking trips to Lyell Glacier, Half Dome, and Clouds Rest. Family Camping Jamborees and Moonbow Photography continue to be popular programs! From the press release: “Professional photographers, artists, naturalists and historians lead our Outdoor Adventures …

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Mar 13

Lottery for Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits Now Open!

While there are up to 300 hikers allowed on the Half Dome cables per day, there are far MORE people who want to hike the route. The permit lottery is now open. If you want to hike Half Dome, sign up at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. You can also sign up for the two-day-in-advance permits …

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Mar 09

Think Outside – Planning Your National Parks Visits

It’s never too late to start planning on turning off the television, shutting down the computer, and getting your butt outside. The United States National Park Service is the federal agency that manages all of our national parks. The agency was created in August, 1916, through a campaign by Stephen Mather, J. Horace McFarland and …

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