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.

Backpackers explore the Vogelsang area in Yosemite's high country. Photo: © Madison Smith

September brought plenty of tales from the trails, the return of the 2017 California Conservation Corps crews, the first snow of the season, and more.

 

Hiking near Saddlebag Lake, just outside Yosemite National Park. Photo: © Gretchen Roecker
What does summer in the Sierra Nevada look like? Depending on where you go, you might find sparkling lakes, still-snowy summits, high-elevation wildflowers, vibrant sunsets, and more. Read on to get a glimpse of the season through the eyes of our Instagram fans!
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.

A summer day in Tuolumne Meadows, with a view of the Tuolumne River and Lembert Dome. Photo: © Gretchen Roecker

August brought the National Park Service's 101st birthday, a series of guided adventures in the high country, a (partial) solar eclipse over the park, and more!