Bobcat Originally uploaded by Ambitious Wench. Edie got a great photo of one of the ultra-rarely seen residents of Yosemite, a bobcat. Great job Edie!
Archive for February, 2006
I came across a great article over on eHow on How to Avoid an Encounter With a Bear. If you’ve got a phobia of bears you definitely want to check it out, then, on your next trip to the Park, put your fears aside and have a great time.
Sunlit Originally uploaded by Campin’ Guy. One of my favorite photos from last weeks trip to Yosemite is this one of the west scarp of El Capitan from across the meadow.
Anyone have any suggestions for next months poll? Anything you’ve seen or heard about that you’d like to get the publics opinion on? If you do just drop me an email or click on the word “comments” below to leave me a comment.
If you’re in the park March 10 – 12th here’s something to check out, the 19th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival
Here’s something fun to do if you’re in the area on March 10-12th. Mariposa (just down highway 140 from the Arch Rock entrance) will be holding it’s 19th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival. It’s 3 days of fun, excitement, and lots of stories. Don’t worry if you can’t make the drive out to Mariposa though. From [...]
A reader writes in to ask: I am planning a road trip this summer with my family and we plan on driving from Las Vegas and entering Yosemite from the east through Tioga Pass. (We will go through Death Valley and spend a night in Mammoth Lake). We will dirve through Tioga Pass on June [...]
George writes: Has anyone brought up to you a tradition that used to be practiced in the campgrounds of Yosemite, usually after dark. People would call out the name, “Elmer.” (Drawing the name out into a long single call.) If you’ve heard of this can you tell me how this got started. I actually DO [...]
Modesto Bee: Yosemite National Park had a power blackout and slick roads during a Sunday storm that turned out to be fairly mild in Modesto. The six-hour power loss affected about 9,800 customers in Mariposa County, including the park and the communities of Mariposa and Bear Valley, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman David Eisenhauer [...]
ClimbElCapAtNight Originally uploaded by BigPhilUK. Phil Walker took this excellent photo of El Capitan at night. What makes it special? Take a closer look. The white dots on El Cap aren’t dust on the lens, they’re actually the lights of climbers spending the night on the rock. Pretty cool, Phil. Nice work.