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These items will keep you safe and having fun in the Valley

What is a good boy anyway? How do you become one? These are the questions that keep me up at night.

Contributing editor Kyle Dickman recaps his harrowing snakebite tale in this animated short

Say goodbye to 'The Majestic Yosemite Hotel' and welcome back 'The Ahwahnee'

The logic behind requiring permits on Yosemite's famed Half Dome was sound: smaller crowds equals fewer accidents. In this case, the opposite is true.

Sender Films shares some of the strategies it used to push the limits of what’s possible in big-wall filmmaking

A man fell from Yosemite's Nevada Fall on Christmas Day

This loop through Yosemite could just be the finest high-altitude thru-hike in the country

Yosemite National Park closed for three weeks because of the blaze. Here's how much revenue the region lost because of that.

All three of the state's major blazes are making rare pyrocumulus clouds right now

The Nose Speed Ascent follows climbers Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter as they set the women’s speed record on El Cap.

Last week, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold set the speed record on the Nose. But even they're not sure it was a great idea.

Hit the trail, drink some ale. What more do you want?

Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?

Last week, the legendary speed climber broke bones in both legs when he fell and hit a ledge after a piece of protection popped 2,200 feet up the rock face

Big wall free solo climber Alex Honnold reflects on why he’s so enamored with El Cap in this recent animated film called Walls Are Meant for Climbing from the North Face.

A piece of granite "the size of an apartment building" sheared off while 30 climbers were on the wall

The Park Service says they’re doing their best but no one wins when America’s most iconic valley becomes an endless, exhaust-choked loop of creeping traffic. Can anything be done to prevent bumper-to-bumper traffic from becoming the new normal in Yosemite Valley?

Upon entering UC Merced, Jessica Rivas applied for the Yosemite Leadership Program. What she experienced during that summer changed the course of her entire life.

Aaron Smith has been a member of the storied Yosemite Search and Rescue team for over 15 years. He’s also on the park’s elite helicopter rescue squad. Here’s a list of the gear he relies on most during his missions.

Andrew Upchurch lives in Yosemite Valley and works as custodial staff for Yosemite Hospitality. With the best granite in California is his backyard, his time off is spent climbing.

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, Huckberry paid homage to Yosemite.

In 1973 the faces of Yosemite were strikingly, male. For Lynn Hill, Sibylle Hechtel, and Bev Johnson this just became unacceptable.

Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.

Celebrate (and support) the National Park Service's birthday with these 7 products

The rock climbing veteran talks his career on El Capitan and the psychology of climbing with Alex Honnold

The president of The North Face on President Obama’s support of the National Park Centennial and outdoor recreation

The name may have changed, but all the stuff that made it legendary is still here

As the Yosemite trademark case drags on, California legislators look to take a stand

After making billions of dollars in revenue from our national parks, Delaware North Companies is aiming to extort the federal government for even more. Enough is enough.

Can a private company trademark public property? That's the question the feds are scrambling to answer after a longtime concessionaire in Yosemite claimed rights to the names of some of the park's most iconic locations.

Alex Honnold and other Yosemite locals weigh in on what will become of the route that was wrecked when a giant chunk of granite detached earlier this week

Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks

I'd love to haul my kids up the railings to Half Dome, but don't want to risk accidents—or turning them off of hiking forever. How can we have fun while staying safe in the national park?

Yosemite Valley, the birthplace of rebel climber culture is supposed to be all cleaned up and mellowed out. But as a new film shows, the outlaw spirit is alive and well.

With a little help from Make-A-Wish, Yosemite’s first honorary park ranger earns his keep and proves his strength

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