• Rainbow over Half Dome


    National Park California

Fire Photos

Rainbow colors show progression of fire on Yosemite topo map
Slope Fire: Progression map as of Oct. 1
Colors designate fire's spread on park map
Vernon Fire: Progression map as of Sept. 29.
Vernon and Slope fires: Two smoke plumes across blue sky
View two lighting-caused wildfires in this one photo: Vernon Fire smoke plume on left and Slope Fire plume in distance on right.  Photo taken from Moraine Ridge, northwest of Lake Vernon, on the first weekend in September.
Forest scene with fire and smoke
Firefighters observe fire behavior--creeping and smoldering--in Vernon Fire in early September.

Did You Know?

Peaks in Huangshan

Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...