• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Slacklining

Slacklines are popping up all over the place. The National Park Service worked with local "slackers" to create a slackline policy:

The Rules:

  • All lines must be constructed so as to protect trees from any damage
  • Lines may remain in place within the Camp 4 boundary for the length of the owner's stay
  • All lines constructed outside Camp 4 must be removed when not in use
  • Lines must not be constructed on oak trees in Yosemite Valley

The Reasons:
Anyone who has spent any time learning the art of slacking knows how damaging these lines can be to trees. There are many ways to pad and protect the anchor trees (carpet, sticks, sleeping pads, haul bags, clothing, etc.), but make sure whatever you do is working.

Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.