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Archive for August, 2006

NPS Says Fires Contained

NPS Says Fires Contained

August 31, 2006 | Comments (2)

NPS: “Both the Boundary Fire and the Middle T Fire have been 100% contained and are in patrol status. The Southern California Interagency Management Team Two transferred management of these fires back to Yosemite National Park”

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Trails Closed Due to Fire

Trails Closed Due to Fire

August 23, 2006 | Comments (0)

Due to the fire between El Capitan and Ribbon Creek (now being called the Boundary Fire) the NPS has announced the following areas have been closed to protect park visitors. – The Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail from Tamarack Flat Campground east to Yosemite Creek Trail – The Old Big Oak Flat Road trailhead [...]

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Hey Photojunkies, New Email Just For You

Hey Photojunkies, New Email Just For You

August 23, 2006 | Comments (0)

If you’d like to send me some photos I’ve created a special email address just for you and it comes directly to me 24/7. Just attach your photos (no more than 10mb please) and send them to: photos@yosemiteblog.com This is part of my ongoing effort to fight the spam monster that’s inundated my inbox of [...]

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Some Smoke But Everything OK For Now

Some Smoke But Everything OK For Now

August 23, 2006 | Comments (2)

Since the NPS website isn’t responding now I can’t link you back to the press release but there is a fire in the park up by El Capitan and Ribbon Creek. It has been decided that the fire should be suppressed rather than allowed to burn as many of the fires in Yosemite are and [...]

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Harrison Ford Takes Up The Fight To Restore Hetch Hetchy

Harrison Ford Takes Up The Fight To Restore Hetch Hetchy

August 21, 2006 | Comments (2)

With a new twist in the fight to restore Hetch Hetchy, Harrison Ford, best known for his role portrayal of Indiana Jones and Han Solo, is speaking out and lending his support to the thousands already calling for the once pristine valley to be restored. SF Gate: Can Indiana Jones rescue Hetch Hetchy Valley from [...]

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Spooky Yosemite

Spooky Yosemite

August 16, 2006 | Comments (0)

Next time you’re hiking up to the base of Bridalveil Falls beware if you see a young girl picking flowers. What you see may just be a ghost! The legend of Po-ho-no is just one of the many stories told in a new book highlighting the supernatural side of Yosemite and the other national parks. [...]

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Got GPS and want to have some fun? Try a little geocaching.

Got GPS and want to have some fun? Try a little geocaching.

August 15, 2006 | Comments (0)

You’ve heard of geocaching right? The sport derived from orienteering where you use a set of clues and a gps unit to find a “cache”, well here’s a really cool geocache if you’re in Yosemite. geocaching.com: “This is a great example of stonemasonry, using local stone. It is on a fairly easy walk to a [...]

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Summer 06

Summer 06

August 15, 2006 | Comments (0)

As the summer winds down I came up with a neat idea of a gallery of photos taken around the park this summer. Here’s how it’s going to work: Send me your favorite shots (no more than 5 per person please) along with your name, email, and website if you got it. I’ll add all [...]

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More From The Mail Bin

More From The Mail Bin

August 15, 2006 | Comments (0)

Dawn dropped me a line to say: “Thanks so much for keeping this up to date. So often here in the park, there is info, but frequently outdated. This is a good read and as a long time summer volunteer, it is good to see and tell people about places they can keep in touch [...]

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A Reader Question About Cameras Along 120

A Reader Question About Cameras Along 120

August 15, 2006 | Comments (0)

Karl, one of the longtime readers, writes in with a very interesting question: “Do you know anything about the video camera’s lining 120? I only have seen them in Tuolumne, but that may because I only have been in Tuolumne. There are two in front of the store looking both directions, one in front of [...]

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