If you’re headed up to Yosemite right now you need chains. You can find out more information by calling the park information line at 209-372-0200.
Archive for February, 2007
Reader Abhi wrote in to ask about photography in Winter. A few friends and I were keen to head out there to enjoy a different side of Yosemite and hopefully be able to take some good pictures. Trouble is, we’ve only been in the summer and can’t really find any recommendations for good places to [...]
Well, my week long hiatus is over and now it’s time to get busy and answer some reader email and I must say, there’s a lot. Thanks to everyone who sent in a question. I’ll try to answer them as best I can. Some will be posted and others you can look for in your [...]
Here’s a couple of really cool pics I happened to catch on the Yosemite Association webcams today.
Here’s a story I just stumbled across from a few days ago about a womans body that was found in the Merced River in the Wawona Area. Does anyone have any more information on this? KFIV: “Yosemite National Park officials are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose body was found in the [...]
There’s a severe storm warning in effect over the next couple of days with snow levels predicted to drop to around 6500 feet. This shouldn’t affect traffic coming in on Highway 140 very much but it’s likely those coming from Oakhurs/Wawona on Highway 41 or from Groveland/Big Oak Flat on the Big Oak Flat road [...]
President Bush has stuck $7 million into the budget to study the impact of removing O’Shaughnessy Dam and restoring Hetch Hetchy. Unfortunately not everyone looks like they’re happy about it. ScrippsNews: “This week, the administration slid the Hetch Hetchy study funds into its overall Interior Department budget proposal. If approved by Congress, the money would [...]
Kate writes in to ask: I’ve recently moved to the Bay Area and am contemplating a 2 night first-time-ever trip to Yosemite around March 25. A few quick questions I was hoping you could answer: will there be enough to do (hiking wise) without needing special gear? How warm need clothing be (My boyfriend will [...]
P2030559.jpg Originally uploaded by Ambitious Wench. If you’re an avid photographer then you’re probably familiar with Galen Rowell’s famous Firefall photo. Every February right about this time the sun is just right in the early evening to cast a read glow on a small waterfall on El Capitans eastern buttress causing it to turn a [...]
Reader William writes in to ask: “I am planning on a weekend trip to Yosemite over the President weekend. This is my first trip to the park and I have done a lot of research. One thing that I am concerned about is getting in and out of the park . I read about the [...]