• Rainbow over Half Dome


    National Park California


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?

Train traveling along the Merced River to Yosemite National Park.

Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.