Yosemite

The ‘Outrageous Evil’ That Led to the Birth of the National Park Service

Today, the National Park Service celebrates its 99th birthday. Establishing an agency dedicated to the care of America’s national parks […]

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

Owen and Zach Brunner at Yosemite National Park. Photo courtesy of the Brunner family.

Boy Wonders

Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds […]

Photo (c) Ben Sander.

Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what […]

Sequoia trees in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove.

Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes […]