There are 3 things you need to be sure you bring with you to Yosemite. Water. The current forecast calls for high temperatures over the next week and it’s very easy to become dehydrated while hiking. Sunblock. Whenever you’re outdoors it’s a good idea to use sunblock but it’s more important when you journey into [...]
Archive for June, 2006
David wrote in to ask: Each winter, I organize a group of 40-something guys (between four and ten of us) on a winter hike. For the past 10 years we’ve been doing this in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, always with a guide service to help us deal with equipment and emergencies. But this past Spring [...]
As promise here are the results from the previous two reader polls. As always click on the image for a larger, more readable, version.
One of the things I like about writing a blog is the ability to get feedback from the readers. That’s why when I started receiving emails and comments about this months poll, “Do you think a new route should be devised for the rock-slide-prone Highway 140?”, I thought I’d give you all room to say-what-you-have-to-say [...]
Yosemite is famous the world over for it’s big wall climbing and for years has been the mecca of climbing enthusiasts. Here’s an article from one such enthusiast in South Africa who made the trip just to get his share of the glory. IOL: “Fingerlocks, laybacks and jamming were the order of the day until [...]
Hey there’s a new poll! Take a look and cast your vote now. I’ll be putting up the results of the last TWO polls in a little while. Update: Already 11 people have voted in the new poll with most voting for a new route to replace the aged Highway 140 that winds through the [...]
Here’s two really cool images of an F5 in Soviet Era markings over Yosemite Valley. Be sure to click on the photos to get a better look. Thanks Bastos! Technorati Tags: photo, photography, yosemite
Due to scheduling it doesn’t look like I’m going to get a chance to make it through Tioga Pass this weekend for the opening. If someone out there happens to make the trip and would be kind enough to send me pics and a conditions report I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
I know a couple of you have been eagerly waiting so here it is, Tioga Pass will open this weekend to through traffic. NPS: Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Tollefson announced today that the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East through Yosemite National Park) will open for the season on June 17, 2006 at 8 a.m. [...]
Looks like the Forest Service is stepping up to the plate to take command over the rockslide along 140. Modbee.com: The U.S.Forest Service ordered a 12-agency command team Monday to begin working to contain a landslide spreading large rocks and debris on Highway 140 and into the Merced River between Yosemite National Park and Mariposa. [...]