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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • Alex Honnold captured the national spotlight with the documentary FreeSolo. Here is what you need to know about climbing El Capitan that puts that tremendous feat into context, and gives you a sense for what is really happening up there on El Capitan.

  • Yosemite and Mariposa County are ideal places to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower through mid-August due to the area’s naturally dark skies. Here is our guide on where to take in the show.

  • Familiar old names are being welcomed back to Yosemite after the conclusion of a successful trademark dispute settlement. The temporary tarp with “Half Dome Village” printed on it which covered the beloved wooden sign marking the entrance to Camp Curry came down & signs and maps will be changed out all over the park over the next few months.

  • Most people don’t realize there’s world-class whitewater rafting right outside Yosemite’s back door. If you want to escape the crowds for a day or two or have extra time to spend in the area, consider adding a rafting trip on the Merced River to your Yosemite National Park vacation.

  • The best places to stay near Yosemite are nestled in beautiful Mariposa County. Places to stay near Yosemite include a wide of variety of budget-friendly options from bed and breakfasts, hotels, campgrounds, motels and more.

  • This Platinum rated, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom retreat is the newest addition to the vast selection of homes at The Redwoods. Rustic Retreat sleeps up to 10 guests and has unique features including heated tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, a stone fireplace in the living room, central air conditioning and heating, and large picture framed windows.

  • February 20, 2019
    BE BRAVE… SKYDIVE YOSEMITE

    If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I want to go skydiving.” I bet I’d have a hundred dollars (probably more), and every time my reply would be short and certain, “Not me!” and I meant it. I couldn’t imagine having the courage to step out of a ‘perfectly good airplane’ and tumble to earth, with-or-without someone strapped very tightly to my back.

  • Zephyr started in 1973 with one raft, one truck, a 1957 Chevy school bus, and a love for introducing people to whitewater rivers. Back then, the commercial rafting industry was in its infancy and regulations were few. It was an exciting time…

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