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2014-05-22 23:10:59

YExplore, a leading guide company in Yosemite, shares safety tips along the half dome hiking trail. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 YExplore Yosemite Adventures has released a Half Dome safety video as a resource for hikers attempting to reach the summit of this iconic peak in Yosemite National Park. Long considered Yosemite's most popular hike, Half Dome summit attempts will be limited to a maximum of 300 climbers per day. Those who attain the necessary permits are...

2014-05-14 23:02:00

Discover America "Great Outdoors" Travel Journals are "real travelers" blogs about visiting popular USA destinations. Jodi Sidle, travel blogger, explored Zip Yosemite, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and Bass lake in the Sierra National Forest located within Madera County, according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 “Surrounded by steep mountains, lush meadows and breathtaking waterfalls, it was hard to believe that I...

2014-04-30 23:17:07

Jesse Summers Leads Astrophotography Classes for YExplore Yosemite Adventures Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Join renowned photographer Jesse Summers for a chance to learn the most difficult and one of the most exciting facets of outdoor photography: night landscapes with the stars overhead. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to capture remarkable sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition, post-processing, and some basic...

2014-04-27 23:02:01

Join this group of authors, publishers and experts in a one-of-a-kind look at a plausible dream to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 On Friday, May 16, at 7:30 pm in the Dietrich Theater on the Rocklin Campus, Sierra College Natural History Museum and Sierra College Press are cosponsoring a lively lecture and discussion on the future of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Dammed by the City of San Francisco for water and...

2014-04-24 23:11:45

Former Yosemite Ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive presentation on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, followed by a discussion and tasting of Living Tree Community Foods. This event is free and open to the public. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Living Tree Community Foods invites the public to a free presentation and tasting at 7:30pm on May 1st at UC Berkeley’s Faculty Club. Naturalist and former Yosemite ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive...

2014-04-24 23:10:26

Yosemite Artist and Naturalist James McGrew Presents "How Art Shaped the National Parks" at 7pm on May 2, 2014 at the Yosemite Lodge Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Join renowned artist James McGrew as he presents an informative historical perspective "How Art Shaped the National Parks" on Friday May 2 at 7pm in the Cliff Room at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. This one hour program celebrates a 150 year history of what is now Yosemite National Park...

2014-04-18 23:02:12

National Park Week is April 19-27, and The Grounds Guys has 10 national parks that should be seen in person. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 National parks offer amazing views, wildlife and astounding geographical formations and landscapes. National Park Week is April 19-27, and The Grounds Guys has 10 national parks that should be seen in person. Yosemite National Park (California) Yosemite is home to numerous waterfalls, including the highest waterfall in the United States,...

2014-04-15 12:28:19

TRUCKEE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panoramic vistas and the opportunity to climb 1,500 feet over a short distance are the biggest draws for adventure seekers from as close by as the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Los Angeles, New York and Europe. Active adults are looking for outdoor concierge services and guided trips, and Patty and Jeff Baird deliver through Tahoe Trips and Trails out of The Cedar House Sport Hotel....

2014-04-01 23:01:57

On any given day tens of thousands of tourists flock to Yosemite to admire superlative views of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and wildlife tour company, offers guided tours with expert naturalists on a week-long excursion, September 26 – October 3, that takes visitor experience to a whole new level. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Company owner Peg Abbott says, “Yosemite is a perfect environment to search out birds classic to the...

2014-03-27 23:25:45

YExplore Yosemite Adventures is offering several waterfall photography and painting workshops in April and May. Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Yosemite National Park has received several storms over the past few weeks that have dramatically improved the flow of the park's famous waterfalls. More storms are expected in the coming days which is welcome news after such a dry warm winter. Waterfalls like Bridalveil, Vernal, Nevada, and Yosemite Falls have all seen...


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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