Shot around Yosemite Valley, Four Mile Trail, Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome, this video truly captures autumnal hues in all their glory.
While the Yosemite Valley wows visitors in more temperate conditions, it assumes an even more astonishing appearance in the winter months.
Differing from tightrope walking in that the wire is more like a loose, narrow trampoline, slacklining is an athletic trend that has grown considerable popularity in the past few decades.
Yosemite National Park, United States
A perennial favorite, California’s Yosemite National Park provides 1,200 square miles of natural marvels. Replete with granite cliffs for rock climbers, Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and scenery make it one of the most visited national parks in America.
While there is never a bad time to visit, a trip in late May when the snowcapped mountains have begun to melt renders the waterfall even more awe-inspiring.
Next time you’re passing by a cliff and happen to see a precariously hanging tent with campers inside, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a portable ledge (portaledge):
Portaledges — or deployable hanging tents — might seem like a thrill-seeking activity (and it can be), but the idea has actually been around since the 1950s. During this time, rock climbers began to stay overnight on the mountains they were scaling and started looking for convenient niches in the mountain side to make their bed.
The first portaledges were used in Yosemite National Park and were non-collapsible cots or hammocks. Climbers would sit on a Navy surplus canvas chair and rest their heads on their dangling rucksacks.