Padecky: Tragedy, and stupidity, at Yosemite

If you're a Bay Area outdoors enthusiast of any kind, you've seen the horrific news about the three Yosemite hikers who were swept away at Vernal Falls. The entire account by the Associated Press can be read here, but the gist is that the three hikers ignored warning signs and [...]

By | July 20th, 2011|27 Comments

Updated: Witness accounts of how Yosemite hikers died

The latest: Three people presumed dead after being swept over a raging waterfall in Yosemite National Park ignored warning signs and crossed a barricade to pose for photographs, a witness said Wednesday.

By | July 20th, 2011|2 Comments

Not an easy ticket at Yosemite

While I'm mulling another Yosemite or other national park getaway sometime in the near future, some miscellany to share from on and off the trails......

By | April 25th, 2011|0 Comments

The tweeting of YosemiteBob

"Those amorous Yosemite frogs sang long into the night in spite of the cold water and snow mother nature through at them."

By | March 30th, 2010|0 Comments

Exploring Yosemite in winter

A fellow hiking buddy just let me know about this local event so I'll pass it along here. If you have any interest in checking out Yosemite National Park, or if you've been once or twice and want to get back there soon (I'm in that category), the local REI [...]

By | January 20th, 2010|1 Comment

I thought the first anniversary was paper

Half Dome, Yosemite More traveling, more time away from CA and the trails. Most of it was beach/vacation time but good to get back on a hike. I was thinking of something around home low-key or

By | August 23rd, 2009|2 Comments