Half Dome. El Capitan. Tuolomne Meadows.
Yosemite is synonymous with wilderness. This achingly beautiful high Sierra wildland has offered sanctuary and inspiration to wilderness lovers for more than 150 years. Here you can walk in the footsteps of conservation giants like John Muir and Ansel Adams.
Yosemite may become a major victim of federal budget politics in the coming year. Spending reductions could lead to road closures, cancellation of ranger-led programs, reduced campground staff and other cutbacks. Concern is rising for the safety of visitors and wildlife in the region.