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What to Expect When Traveling to Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall

Image of Horsetail Fall.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The sight of a ribbon of “fire” off a cliffside is something you would imagine seeing in a Lord of the Rings film. And as such, the “legend” of the annual formation of the Horsetail Fall as Yosemite’s natural Firefall has become a global phenomenon. With that being said, here’s the scoop on Horsetail Fall.   For ...

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Looped Hike Up to Vernal and Nevada Falls

They say that the Mist Trail’s steep granite stairway has over 600 steps but I wasn’t counting because Vernal Fall’s beauty fully captured my attention as I climbed them. Up the Mist Trail and down the John Muir Trail. In between, I could feel the power of 2 huge waterfalls, their spray on my face and the roar of a ...

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Yosemite Valley Waterfalls and Reflections

Early morning road trip to check out Yosemite’s waterfalls and their reflections. When I say early, I mean really early! Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: About 10 miles to drive my Yosemite Valley Loop, but you can also walk it or take the free shuttle to explore itDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,888 to 4,129′Date: April 25, 2019 My friend Debbie was visiting ...

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Hiking From Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada Falls With Sooty Grouse

1 trail with 4 incredible waterfalls! That is exactly what the Panorama Trail off of Glacier Point delivered, along with a Sooty Grouse looking for love.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 13.49 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 5,782′ to 7,276′Date: May 3, 2021CALTOPO: Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada FallsDog Hike? No I headed up Highway 41 through the South Entrance to ...

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Yosemite Valley’s Waterfalls are Looking Good

If you want to see Yosemite Valley’s big waterfalls, now is a great time to go. Yosemite Valley is open and those waterfalls are putting on their best show right now. What is the best way to view the waterfalls? In person, of course. I took a little drive today to check out them out. Yosemite Falls is impressive, dropping ...

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Take The Student Survey: Frogs Of The Foothills

By Stephen Downs, Caleb Gurman, and Gavin Mitchell —  COARSEGOLD — “When we save the frogs, we’re protecting all our wildlife, all our ecosystems and all humans.” — Dr. Kerry M. Kriger, Save the Frogs.   We are studying our local frogs and toads. Shouldn’t we all know about the frogs in our community and how we can help? We believe ...

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Meet The Over-Eating, Non-Native American Bullfrog

By Tanner Marsh —  Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” The American bullfrog that Mark Twain might have written about is not native to this region. It was ...

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