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  • Yosemite’s natural firefall at Horsetail Fall draws hundreds of photographers for a few weeks in February when the setting sun lights Horsetail Fall and turns the water a brilliant molten orange, reminiscent of the Glacier Point firefall.

  • October 11, 2019
    Yosemite Ice Skating

    Whether it’s your first time on ice skates or you’re working on perfecting that triple axel, Yosemite offers some unique opportunities for outdoor ice skating.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Winter is well on its way, and with Yosemite National Park opened all year long, knowing the best way to get to Yosemite in winter is something all visitors to the area value. From snow covered valley floors, breathtaking scenery, and the quiet that comes from observing each snowflake falling gently from the sky, traveling safely to Yosemite in the colder months is a bit different than visiting during the spring and summer seasons. Learn more about the best ways to get to Yosemite in the winter.

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