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Yosemite March 2017 Instagram Monthly Review

This is the Yosemite March 2017 Instagram Monthly Review. To say March kicked off waterfall month in Yosemite National Park would be an understatement. Winter storms persisted

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Yosemite February 2017 Instagram Monthly Review

This is the Yosemite February 2017 Instagram Monthly Review. Yosemite National Park was inundated with winter storms throughout the month of February causing major damage to two

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Yosemite January 2017 Instagram Monthly Review

This is the Yosemite January 2017 Instagram Monthly Review. Winter storms continued to reinvigorate Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada with several feet of fresh snow.

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Yosemite Season’s Greetings

Yosemite Season’s Greetings from all of us at YExplore Yosemite Adventures. We are so thankful for the tremendous opportunity to share every inch of Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite November 2016 Instagram Monthly Review

This is the Yosemite November 2016 Instagram Monthly Review. October was followed by a very colorful November that highlighted the fall season. Snow on the valley floor

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October 2016 Yosemite Instagram Monthly Review

This is the October 2016 Yosemite Instagram Monthly Review. Autumn arrived in Yosemite with brilliant displays of fall colors in October. The temperatures remained warm,

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Yosemite NPS Centennial Celebration
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August 2016 Yosemite Instagram Monthly Review

This is the August 2016 Yosemite Instagram Monthly Review. We celebrated the National Park Service 100 year Anniversary on August 25. A group of park service employees and

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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

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Fostering Yosemite Stewardship

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

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May 2016 Yosemite Instagram Month in Review

Yosemite National Park continued to sparkle in May. The waterfalls kept booming and vernal reflection pools were everywhere. In our May 2016 Yosemite Instagram photos

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Fostering Yosemite Stewardship

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

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

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John P. DeGrazio Yosemite Ambassador of the Week

John P. DeGrazio Yosemite Ambassador Yosemite National Park named me, John P. DeGrazio Yosemite Ambassador in 2016 to help celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. Since

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Half Dome #119 Peaches with Mia

My Yosemite Ambassador Story  By John P. DeGrazio  2016 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service. When I first learned of the Yosemite Ambassador program

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Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Comments for Public Scoping  By John P. DeGrazio  Yosemite National Park is currently accepting public comments for a proposed Wilderness Stewardship Plan until January 29, 2016.

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YExplore on NPR Marketplace January 2016

Interview About Increased Visitation to Yosemite National Park  By John P. DeGrazio  I recently had the opportunity to interview with Mark Garrison of Marketplace to

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2015 Yosemite Instagram Year in Review Best Nine

Yosemite Bestnine  By John P. DeGrazio  2015 was an exciting year. YExplore has grown in so many ways and are extremely thankful for the opportunity to

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Thanksgiving Reflections from Yosemite

Happy Thanksgiving from YExplore  By John P. DeGrazio  Thankful for every opportunity to explore and share so many wonderful memories in Yosemite with so many incredible

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May 2015 Yosemite Instagram Month in Review

YExplore images on Instagram from May 2015. View this post on Instagram Sadness would come from choosing only 1 favorite spot in #Yosemite #TaftPoint A post shared

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Half Dome Takes Center Stage: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.05.25

Clearing Storm on the Panorama Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   What a week in Yosemite! Storms continued to hit the Sierra Nevada bringing much needed

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Yosemite Weekly Photo Updates

Half Dome Rainbow: Yosemite Photos 2015.05.22

Glacier Point on a Rainy Day  By John P. DeGrazio  We’re experiencing some welcome wet weather in the Sierra this May. Every little bit will help

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Yosemite Weekly Photo Updates

Mirror Lake in Spring: Yosemite Photos 2015.05.12

Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio  At the heart of every adventure is a distinct awareness and appreciation of the unknown. Eagerness and

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Adventure Day with My Daughter: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.03.17

Explore Nature with Your Children   By John P. DeGrazio  If I had a dollar for every Facebook post with a generic proclamation about how kids make their

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Cloudless Days in Yosemite Valley: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.02.18

Looking on the Bright Side  By John P. DeGrazio  Last week it rained for a couple days, and then it stopped. Soccer practice ended, and

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Another Half Dome Ascent on Youtube

A Winter Celebration on Yosemite Valley’s Highest Peak  By John P. DeGrazio  Lasting friendships are built through wilderness adventures. Last week I hiked to the top

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Views from Half Dome Summit in Winter: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.2.7

A February Ascent of Yosemite’s Most Famous Dome  By John P. DeGrazio  On Thursday I had an opportunity to do something I’ve never done before

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Mt. Watkins Mirror Lake Reflection: Yosemite Photos 2015.01.13

Morning Photography From Mirror Lake  By John P. DeGrazio  Early winter mornings are the perfect time to visit Mirror Lake for a Yosemite photography hike. The

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Winter Scenes from Mirror Lake and Bridalveil Fall: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.1.5

Fun with Mirrors  By John P. DeGrazio  There’s no better way to close out a year than with a sunset hike in Yosemite National Park

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Views Along the Pohono Trail: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2014.12.29

14 Reasons to backpack Yosemite in Winter  By John P. DeGrazio  For my final Panorama update of 2014, I’d like to share photos from my

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