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 Conservancy Field Notes

Sunset on Mount Clark, captured during a September 2018 Outdoor Adventure trip to Clouds Rest and Half Dome. Photo: Fred Turner

A monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in Yosemite. Here's what happened in September...

NASA scientist Tom Painter makes his way across the steep slopes of Mount Lyell in 2016, crossing patches of snow (white areas) and old glacier ice (gray areas). Photo: Geoff McQuilken

Donor-supported research continues a long tradition of studying glaciers in Yosemite — and helps the park prepare for the future as the ice retreats. 

Two young visitors take the Junior Ranger pledge on an October day in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

The youth programs our donors support in Yosemite don't stop when school starts! Within and beyond the park, these programs help the next generation connect with nature in every season.

A view of Yosemite peaks from the Four Mile Trail, including Mount Florence, the prominent mountain in the middle. Photo: John Little

Florence Hutchings was born in Yosemite Valley just a few weeks after President Abraham Lincoln signed the 1864 Yosemite Grant Act. Read on for a few fascinating facts about the adventurous "Flo," whose story comes to life at the Yosemite Theater.