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Government Shutdown – What it Means for Our National Parks – Yosemite, etc

The Government shutdown in regards to our National Parks will take place in 2 phases. Part of phase one includes instructing all day use visitors to leave the park immediately. Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and groundsin order […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome

Part III – Rest Days and Half Dome [See Part I here] Yosemite National Park. Day 4. “Rest” Day The concept of a rest day during a climbing trip is that you rest your body so that you can continue to climb and so that you don’t injure yourself. Michael, Kelly and I were thinking […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part II – Bad Luck, Good Luck, and Commitment

Part II – Bad Luck, Good Luck and “Commitment” [See Part 1 here]. Yosemite National Park. Day 2 “I have triple A,” I said. “Do you have your card?” K asked me. “It’s in the car,” I said, “But we don’t need it to call, they can look me up on their computer.” Now we […]

Yosemite Valley Trip: 7 Days of Awesome – Part I Day 1. – The Nutcrackers

A Trip Report: Yosemite National Park. May 2012 with Flashbacks to April 2011 This was the best Yosemite Valley trip ever. K, Michael and I all agreed when we finally said our goodbyes back home. Seven days in Yosemite are bound to have wonderful moments but even the little mistakes made turned out well, and […]

#YosTweetup April 2011 – Yosemite Climbing Trip In Pictures and Video

My mind has been in the visual space lately, how could it not be, five days spent in breathtaking Yosemite will do that to you. Suffice it to say that I had a great time at the YosTweetup, Luke and Lizzy were fantastic organizers, even in the face of unusual weather (it rained every day […]

Unusual Circumstances – Tuolumne Trip 2010 Part 2

Whenever someone says it’s always sunny in California, I realize that they’ve never been to its mountains (or lived here). I’ll admit though that it’s not a bad generality to make, I can usually count on climbing outdoors on any given weekend. This Tuolumne climbing trip was one of the few that we changed route […]

Alpine Climbing – Tuolumne Trip 2010 Part 1

Day 1 – Hobbit Book “We’re at about 3,093 meters,” Jeremy said. The numbers didn’t really register, we were on top of Mariuolumne Dome having just finished the multipitch climb, Hobbit Book (5.7R). Jeremy added, “that’s over 10,000 feet, the highest I’ve ever done actual rockclimbing”. This was coming from a guy who was not […]

Yosemite Half Dome Hikers Need a Permit

Yosemite National Park has moved to a permit system for hikers going up Half Dome on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and holidays while the cables are up. Rockclimbers going up a technical route and not entering the subdome area will not need permits to descend. Backpackers will receive a permit as part of their Wilderness […]

Guest Post: First Big Wall – The Regular Route on Half Dome’s Northwest Face

Note from Rockgrrl: This post is a guest post by Katie London, an awesome local rockgrrl who I met, along with her partner, Ben while climbing around my hometown. They did a write up of their Half Dome, Regular Route experience as a PDF and I asked if they’d mind sharing. They didn’t mind so […]