Exploring the Rim Fire

June 14, 2014 to June 15, 2014

How did the massive Rim Fire of 2013 change Yosemite’s landscape? How did it affect plants and animals? Explore several sites within the burn with naturalist Michael Ross. Witness re-vegetation of shrubs and trees, as well as the appearance of pioneer post-fire flowers. Investigate the changes in habitats for birds, mammals and other animals. Get ready to be surprised by the incredible adaptations of flora and fauna to fire. This program will begin Saturday morning at Crane Flat and run through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping June 13–16 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Half Dome Village June 13–16. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Moderate; 3–4 miles
Elevation: 5,000'–6,000'
Experience package: $149
Leader: Michael Ross
Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.