Yellow-Bellied Marmots: Yosemite’s Groundhog

In celebration of Groundhog’s Day, we feel it’s only right to take a moment to celebrate Yosemite’s groundhog, the Yellow-Bellied Marmot. We’ve put together some of our favorite Yellow-Bellied Marmot facts here, be sure to check them out!

Exploring Yosemite During the Government Shutdown

Fortunately, most of Yosemite is open to you during the current Government Shutdown, and even though most Park Rangers are not able to provide the services we all love and rely on, here are a few tips to help make sure you can still enjoy Yosemite to the fullest.

Why You Need To Visit Yosemite in the Fall

Shem is a travel blogger with a passion for acquiring new experiences around the globe. She founded her blog, Sugar and Stamps, as a place to share her travel recommendations with friends and family. Being based in the Bay Area, it’s no surprise that…

Yosemite Gateway Partners Show the Way with #YosemiteNOW

California’s summer fire season has turned a corner for Yosemite National Park with today’s reopening of the park’s most popular attraction, Yosemite Valley. Yosemite’s Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW on social media to show the world Yosemite’s current conditions…

Wonders of Yosemite Last Saturday

Thanks to Bryant Burnette, one of our fabulous Naturalist and Backpacking Guides, for sharing these quick pics from last weekend’s Wonders of Yosemite Hike & Tour.

We’re all so excited – and relieved – about the recent snow in the Sierra.

Yes, we’re excited for winter fun to begin, especially snowshoeing among the Giant Sequoias!

We’re also relieved because the Sierra Nevada is the source for over 50% of California’s water. We need more snow to help us out of our current drought, so here’s hoping for plenty more.

As the saying goes, now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re pretty sure it’s not a train headed our way.

As for Bryant’s adventures this weekend, our Wonders of Yosemite Hike and Tour is a full day adventure touring Yosemite’s icons –

  • Yosemite Falls
  • Bridalveil Fall
  • Half Dome
  • El Capitan
  • Tunnel View

– plus a two and a half hour Giant Sequoia hike (or snowshoe). It’s a truly great way to make the most of a single day in Yosemite. If you want to know more, hike on over to the “Explore” section of this site, or just give our Recreation Desk a call at (209)379-2606 extension 3.