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

Field Notes

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

Yosemite Gift Guide. Photo (Bridalveil Fall in winter) by Erin Hallett.
What could be better than a Yosemite-themed gift? One that gives back to the park! Whether you're looking for books, apparel, experiences or kids' games, we've got you covered with gifts that support important work in Yosemite.
Autumn colors along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Carolyn Botell

November brought big book-related news, middle-school smiles, hints of winter and heaps of gratitude!

Hiking in the Sierra Nevada high country, on the quest to locate Yosemite boundary signs. Photo: Beth Ogilvie and Susan Straghalis

On a September day in 2006, two hikers stood at Virginia Pass and contemplated a weathered metal sign: "Entering Yosemite Wilderness." How many more such markers waited quietly on remote passes and peaks along Yosemite's edges? And how many could they find? From that simple question, a quest was born: to "bag" the park's boundary signs.

Thank you for supporting Yosemite!

From restoring habitat and trails in the high country, to empowering kids to connect with nature and helping scientists conduct important research, your support makes a difference all over Yosemite. Thank you, from all of us, for doing your part to help your park!