Union Democrat: “Federal researchers are learning more about the damage being wrought across the Sierra by a decades-old fungus that weakens and eventually kills pine trees, including venerable sugar pines. A recent U.S. Geological Survey found that white pine blister rust plays a role in about 36 percent of sugar pine deaths in Yosemite National [...]
Archive for January, 2005
Patent Pending Blog: “Dick Kelty grew up hiking in the Sierra Nevada of California. This a moutain range 300 miles in length, studded with 14,000′ peaks, and 10,000′ passes, a land of mild weather, and awsome alpine scenery. The only thing keeping people from enjoying it was the terrible packs of the day, which only [...]
It’s a beautiful day in Yosemite. The rain and snow have subsided (for a while at least) and the sun has come out. It’s a glittering white wonderland of snow. Too bad I can’t be there to enjoy it today.
Even though Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass are closed to motorized vehicle traffic that doesn’t mean it’s closed to skiers. In fact, it’s some of the best cross country skiing in northern California but take note, it does take a bit of work to get there. At 8 miles west of Tioga Pass the Tuolumne [...]
Today’s Yosemite Blog Photo of the Day comes from Steven Fuchs who took this great shot of Vernal Falls. Fabulous.
Madera Sierra Star: “Winter storms left hundreds of Pacific Gas & Electric customers without power in the Wawona and Fish Camp areas as of Monday morning, a spokesperson for PG&E said. Powerlines were down in some regions, while trees blew into powerlines in others, a combination that left 729 PG&E customers without power in [...]
The Modesto Bee: “The sound of the bell bounces off the rooftop of the rustic lodge and can be heard virtually everywhere near Badger Pass. That clanging bell announces the beginning of another class at the Badger Pass Ski School, run by the legendary Nic Fiore for more than a half-century. Fiore loved to ring [...]
Modesto Bee: “Friday, a rock slide blocked westbound traffic on Highway 140 just east of Mariposa for part of the afternoon. Rain poured down in Yosemite Valley, a national park spokeswoman said. ‘We had 4 to 6 inches of snow on the valley floor, and the rain is making it really slushy,’ Adrienne Freeman said. [...]
BostonHerald.com: “The sun was up, but the ghost of a moon clung stubbornly to the flawless blue sky. Out of the stillness of the valley floor suddenly rose a chorus of coyotes’ cries. The sounds echoed off the canyon walls of Yosemite National Park, rising and falling in complex layers. Downstairs in the Great Lounge [...]
SF Gate: “In contrast to its seemingly unalterable granite walls, giant Sequoias and waterfalls, Yosemite National Park’s manmade features saw major changes in 2004, with more coming this year. The grand Ahwahnee Hotel’s flurry of remodeling, from carpets to bedding to coffee-makers, continues in 2005 with renovation of the costly Mary Curry Tresidder and Library [...]