Walking with the Ghost of El Capitan

Ghost of El Capitan

The other day I was hiking along the North Rim of Yosemite Valley when an apparition appeared. In prior revenant encounters, the elusive spirit always avoided contact, but this one was different indeed. As I stood on the summit of El Capitan on a rain soaked afternoon, I was approached by this shadowy figure. It […]

Yosemite Stewardship Outreach REI

Yosemite Stewardship Outreach REI

“Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age” REI Store Scheduled Presentations By John P. DeGrazio “Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age” is the topic of discussion for a schedule of speaking engagements at California Bay Area REI stores. I will encourage the use of technology as a tool to promote responsible wilderness enjoyment. Yosemite Stewardship Outreach REI is […]

Fostering Yosemite Stewardship

Fostering Yosemite Stewardship Black Bear

YExplore Announces Schedule for John DeGrazio Yosemite Stewardship Speaking Engagements John P. DeGrazio has developed a presentation titled “Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age”. He is scheduled to present at the Sierra EcoSummit at Mt. Sage in Groveland, CA Saturday June 11 at 1:30 pm. Other scheduled appearances will be at California Bay Area REI stores (TBA) beginning in September […]

A Hiker’s Guide to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Half Dome Cook's Meadow

Low Impact Tips for Hiking Half Dome By John P. DeGrazio Half Dome is the most popular hike in Yosemite National Park and one of the most sought after adventures on the planet. The demand for this hike is so great that the National Park Service began implementing a permit lottery system in 2011 to reduce extreme overcrowding […]

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