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Archive for January, 2006

Alpen Glow Washes Over Cloud's Rest and Half Dome

Alpen Glow Washes Over Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome

January 31, 2006 | Comments (3)

People have been nice enough to send me some of their photos so I’ll be posting them over the next few days. To start off, Chaz sent in this awesome photo of Yosemite Valley. “Sunday, 1-15-06. 5:02p.m. Sunset commenced and alpenglow washed over Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome as the cool valley floor offered up […]

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Yosemite Climber and Paramedic Saves Lives One Last Time

Yosemite Climber and Paramedic Saves Lives One Last Time

January 28, 2006 | Comments (2)

I’m glad there are people like this in the world. What a great guy. Be sure to read all the story over at SF Gate. SF Gate: “As in life, paramedic Daniel Paul Scott went on saving people after dying in a rock-climbing accident. Mr. Scott’s major organs went to six people in California and […]

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Yosemite Every Day of the Year

Yosemite Every Day of the Year

January 25, 2006 | Comments (1)

This is one of the most awesome calendars I have seen in a long time. Everyone knows Galen Rowell and the beautiful color images for which he’s known. Now you can get a calendar of some of his greatest shots of Yosemite and the High Sierra in extra large size. This is guaranteed to keep […]

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In Search of the Firefall

In Search of the Firefall

January 25, 2006 | Comments (0)

Janyce writes: “I was told that for a few days a year just at dusk the waterfall at Horsetail Falls looks like the old firefall. Have you heard this and do you know the approximate days this would be visable?” Ahhh! You mean the famous shot Galen Rowell took. It’s true. For just a few […]

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Now It's Your Turn

Now It’s Your Turn

January 23, 2006 | Comments (1)

It’s almost the end of the month and you know what that means, a new poll! I haven’t picked a question yet for February so I though I’d ask you. What do you think next months poll should be about? Send an email with your suggestion to: loyd@yosemiteblog.com and just before the start of next […]

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More Trip Planning: Hiking, Camping, and Fishing In Yosemite

More Trip Planning: Hiking, Camping, and Fishing In Yosemite

January 23, 2006 | Comments (0)

Craig from Tennessee writes: I visited Yosemite a few years ago and was amazed. I went with a buddy and our time was kind of pressed. We hiked through the Mariposa Grove and camped in the Valley for two nights. I had a great time and really enjoyed the trip, just wish we could have […]

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It's Snow-Fun in Yosemite

It’s Snow-Fun in Yosemite

January 17, 2006 | Comments (0)

There’s nothing that compares to winter in Yosemite. The new fallen snow. The beauty of the natural landscape. Except possibly seeing it all by moonlight. That’s right, the moonlight snowshoe walks are back and Yosemite could never be much more beautiful than it is. Description: a two mile snowshoe to an overlook in the beauty […]

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Hunters in the Snow

Hunters in the Snow

January 17, 2006 | Comments (1)

How would you like to be trapped in a cabin all winter long, miles from anyone except the pristine beauty of the Yosemite high country in winter. That’s exactly what two rangers do every year as they stay in Tuolumne Meadows to conduct research, provide information, and help any wayward travelers there might be. Here’s […]

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Ooops. I forgot about last months poll.

Ooops. I forgot about last months poll.

January 16, 2006 | Comments (0)

I forgot that I hadn’t posted the results from last months poll yet. My bad. Do you remember the poll? We asked “Do you think the NPS should allow corporate sponsorhip within Yosemite?” An overwhelming 77% of respondents said No way! It woudl spoil the beauty of the park. 29% felt it would be ok […]

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3 Days in Yosemite. What should we do?

3 Days in Yosemite. What should we do?

January 16, 2006 | Comments (1)

Reader Ken writes in: “We’re an active family of four (kids are 12 and 13 years old) who has always enjoyed day hikes. One of the best vacations we ever took was to Yellowstone. We just decided to go to Yosemite in June of 2006. I made the following reservations at various locations in Yosemite. […]

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