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Storyteller Brian Shoor has honed his tale-telling technique during decades of entertaining guests around Yosemite campfires. Photo courtesy of Brian Shoor.

For years, Brian Shoor spun tales by the glow of summer campfires in the high country. Now, he's sharing his talents at the Yosemite Theater. Meet the storyteller, adventurer, EMT and ski patrol leader bringing history to life on stage in the Valley. 

Albert Bierstadt's "Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail" (circa 1873). Public domain image, courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Yosemite has kindled the creative endeavors of countless artists — and you could be next! Even if you've never picked up a paintbrush or sketchbook, you'll find plenty of artistic inspiration (and instruction) in the park.

Yosemite ranger Justin Fey leads the park's mounted patrol team. Photo: NPS

Read our Q-and-A with park ranger Justin Fey, who manages Yosemite's celebrated mounted patrol program.

A view of Yosemite peaks from the Four Mile Trail, including Mount Florence, the prominent mountain in the middle. Photo: John Little

Florence Hutchings was born in Yosemite Valley just a few weeks after President Abraham Lincoln signed the 1864 Yosemite Grant Act. Read on for a few fascinating facts about the adventurous "Flo," whose story comes to life at the Yosemite Theater.