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The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

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A high-altitude lake in Yosemite provides a perfect nighttime mirror for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower. Photo: © Jeff Sullivan

When the sun goes down in Yosemite, a different world wakes up. Stay up late (or wake up extra early) to experience the sights, sounds and serenity of the park after dark.

Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) intern Adam Gross shares safety tips and statistics with a visitor in Yosemite National Park. Photo: Courtesy of NPS.
What do salty snacks, maps and volunteers in yellow shirts have in common? They can all help you stay healthy and safe in Yosemite! In this guest post, the park's Preventive Search and Rescue supervisor shares some key tips for avoiding risky situations on your next visit.
Dogwood by Yosemite Falls. Photo: Jean Slavin Photography
From delicate dogwood to roaring waterfalls, this spring has provided plenty of photographic fodder. With one week to go until the summer solstice, we're ending the season on a scenic note with a few park pics from Yosemite fans.
Yosemite Falls reflected in the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Erik Weiss Photography

Entrance fees are waived for many parks and public lands on the weekend of Earth Day (April 22). If you're planning to spend that fee-free Saturday in Yosemite, check out these six ways to explore the park and celebrate the planet!