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Archive for July, 2006

140 Opens To Limited Use

140 Opens To Limited Use

July 31, 2006 | Comments (1)

Highway 140 which has been blocked for several weeks due to a HUGE rockslide, is opening temporarily to visitors and park personnel. SF Gate: Caltrans will reopen the road Monday for escorted trips — traveling only in one direction — using an emergency bridge, a gravel-covered old railroad right-of-way and an old mountain road to [...]

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Falling Rocks

Falling Rocks

July 31, 2006 | Comments (0)

NPS: “Two small to medium-sized rockfalls occurred in Yosemite Valley on Thursday, July 27. The first occurred at approximately 4:30 pm near the Four Mile Trail east of Sentinel rock, and consisted of a few small blocks that fell from a cliff band and rolled down a gully to the floor of Yosemite Valley. Although [...]

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Take A Look At This

Take A Look At This

July 28, 2006 | Comments (0)

Wow! You’ve got to go over to Dan’s Outside and check out this beautiful shot of Tuolumne Meadows. Fantastic!

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Looking for You

Looking for You

July 28, 2006 | Comments (0)

I’m going public with something I’ve told very few people, I’m going back to college to finish my degree in English. So, to help offset costs, I’m looking for business or people willing to sponsor Yosemite Blog. What do you get you ask? Well, if you have a banner ad I’d be more than happy [...]

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That Time of the Month

That Time of the Month

July 28, 2006 | Comments (0)

It’s the end of the month and you know what that means. It’s time to send me your ideas for next months poll. Feel free to email them to me at loyd@yosemiteblog.com or just drop a comment on this post. Either way I’ll get it. Thanks to everyone who voted in this months poll. It’s [...]

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Fires Continue To Burn In Yosemite

Fires Continue To Burn In Yosemite

July 28, 2006 | Comments (0)

NPS: Fire officials are continuing to monitor several lightening-caused fires in Yosemite National Park. Approximately nine fires are currently considered active in areas around the park, consisting of about 100 total acres. These fires are currently being allowed to spread naturally, although selected fires are being confined using natural barriers and minimum impact fireline construction. [...]

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Thunder and Lighting Means 'Play It Safe'

Thunder and Lighting Means ‘Play It Safe’

July 25, 2006 | Comments (0)

Thunderstorms are a part of daily life in the Sierra especially as you make your way to higher elevations or the east side. It wasn’t but just a few years ago a group was struck on Half Dome with several members of the party being killed (read the book Shattered Air for more on this [...]

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More Bear Activity and A Warning About Proper Food Storage

More Bear Activity and A Warning About Proper Food Storage

July 24, 2006 | Comments (0)

Here’s the most recent Bear Activity Report from the NPS. Once again please keep an eye on your food at all times and store it properly. Though bears may be the most visible (due to size) there are many other animals who would more than happily make themselves at home with your food including: ravens, [...]

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Look out! There's a bear over there

Look out! There’s a bear over there

July 21, 2006 | Comments (0)

Watch your food when hiking the Mist Trail. There’s a bear that is coming very close to humans seeking handouts. NPS: “There is a bear that continues to frequent the Mist trail. It has been observed with in a few feet of visitors! This is not o.k.! Please be sure to keep your food with [...]

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Rock Climbing in Yosemite (Google Video)

Rock Climbing in Yosemite (Google Video)

July 17, 2006 | Comments (0)

Dane sent me this great video he found over at Google Video. Here’s the synopsis. Imagine facing a granite wall 2,500 feet straight up with only five strangers to help you climb to the top. Imagine traversing a … all » two-thousand feet deep canyon on a rope, pulling yourself all the way. Imagine camping [...]

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