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Jul 7, 2019

Jay Sousa has been a professional photographer in Yosemite National Park for decades. He has been on numerous adventures into the Yosemite backcountry, but none was more gratifying than a trip he shared with his son, Jared. 

Jay is also a photography instructor at Merced Junior College. He was also a photojournalist who...


Apr 11, 2019

Ken Yager knew two things from an early age. He wanted to climb El Capitan and live in Yosemite. Having accomplished both his goals at such an early age, he now dedicates his time to fulfilling other lifelong dreams like establishing a Yosemite climbing museum and organizing the biggest yearly cleanup project in all the...


Dec 15, 2018

Shelton Johnson relishes his role as one of Yosemite's preeminent ambassadors. He welcomes visitors to the park on a daily basis and treats each one with kindness and warmth. Best known for his role in "National Parks: America's Best Idea", a documentary film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Shelton invites visitors...


Nov 12, 2018

On November 12, 1958, after working all through the previous night, Warren Harding and two "good steady fellows" named Wayne Merry and George Whitmore reached the summit at sunrise as the first group to ever climb El Capitan. Today, sixty year later, George shares stories of that first ascent. Join us as Mr....


Nov 11, 2018

Yosemite National Park Geologist Greg Stock left the world of academia to find his dream job in one of the crown jewels of the national park system. Greg talks about the geologic history of Yosemite Valley and describes the uniqueness of the formation Half Dome among many other wonders of this popular destination...