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“On the Nose” recounts airy adventures

“On the Nose” recounts airy adventures

On his first attempt to climb The Nose of El Capitan, Hans Florine and his partner survived a near-death experience and retreated. But they succeeded on their second push…

New book reveals “The Art of Ascent”

New book reveals “The Art of Ascent”

Have you ever wanted to do something unique, different, captivating, and fun? Do you have a passion about something and want to step it up? Jeremy Collins was able to…

Honnold: super or suicidal?

Honnold: super or suicidal?

Alex Honnold wants us to know that there’s more to him than the difficult rock climbs he ascends without a rope. Then again, he titled his new book…

Chefs’ Holidays at The Ahwahnee

Chefs’ Holidays at The Ahwahnee

For Yosemite visitors used to cooking on gas stoves on crowded Camp 4 picnic tables, the Chefs’ Holidays events held in the park each winter may provide a refreshing…

New book captures John Muir Trail’s hardships, glory

New book captures John Muir Trail’s hardships, glory

Those who have hiked the John Muir Trail know and adore its spectacular scenery, high passes and deep river canyons. Perhaps best of all, backpackers love the sense of adventure…

Flip’d Out: “total yumminess!”

Flip’d Out: “total yumminess!”

Stanislaus National Forest in Arnold is a great escape for some camping, hiking and lake-swimming fun. After a quiet drive through the country on Highway 4, you drive into…

How the other half lives in Yosemite

How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into a plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite…

Actor’s shows bring Muir to life

Actor’s shows bring Muir to life

John Muir never wanted for words when it came to protecting the wilderness, especially his beloved Sierra Nevada mountains. But what would the father of American environmentalism say if he…