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Managing a Wildly Popular Mountain as Wilderness

Visitors jostle to climb Yosemite’s Half Dome. How the Park Service has protected an icon from being loved to death.

Amid the hubbub of Yosemite Valley — its roads packed bumper-to-bumper on a late-June weekend, its hotels and campgrounds booked solid six-months in advance — it was hard for Matt Lunder to believe he was surrounded by an immense tract of federally…
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by: Alex Carr Johnson – September 8, 2014

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