Posting is going to be light this weekend as we’re heading off to the High Sierra along Highway 108. I hope everyone has a great weekend and a wonderful Memorial Day. I’ll see you in a few days.
Archive for May, 2005
NPR has a very interesting Morning Edition this morning with a clip about what it’s like to be an NPS employee and trying to raise a family. Be sure to give it a listen. NPR: “Doug Warnock and his wife raised five children in lodges, cabins and even tents in Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns and Chaco [...]
If you’re looking to go across the Sierra there’s good news, Highway’s 108 and 4 are both clear and open. If you’re waiting to cross on Highway 120 or to visit the Yosemite High Country, you’re going to have a wait a bit longer however. News 10: “Caltrans crews re-opened Sonora Pass on Highway 108 [...]
Tioga Road Plowing Update Starting location: 22.5 miles from gate Ending location: 25 miles from gate Distance plowed today: 2.5 miles Snow depth: 4 feet There is no expected opening for the Tioga Road at this time. Courtesy NPS.
Seems the warm temperatures, beautiful weather, and the lure of gushing waterfalls has brought another flood to Yosemite Valley, this one of people. Union Democrat: “Spectacular springtime waterfalls drew so many people to Yosemite National Park last weekend that some visitors were asked to wait an hour before entering Yosemite Valley. Park officials said people [...]
Here’s an article from the Manteca Bulletin that gives a pretty good description what it’s like in Yosemite right now. Manteca Bulletin: “Avoiding Yosemite Valley on Memorial Day weekend has been standard advice for years. It is when the tourist season officially starts with a crush of Bay Area folks joining visitors from around the [...]
Half Dome Cable Ladder Originally uploaded by Chuck Rogers. Here’s another great shot from Chuck Rogers. The climb to the top of Half Dome is one of the more popular destinations for hikers during the summer months and sometimes it can be quite crowded at the top.
Sorry if you noticed anything funky in the last half our. We conducted a bit of site maintenance. Hopefully this will speed things up and make it better for everyone all around. Thanks. loyd
Inside of a car it’s easy to miss much of the beauty the Sierra Nevada has to offer. From an open top vehicle or on a motorcycle; however, you become immersed in the world around you. Here’s an interesting article I came across about motorcycle touring down the Eastern Sierra. IOL.co.za: “With gigantic mountain ranges [...]