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Archive for May, 2007

Drowning Victim ID'd

Drowning Victim ID’d

May 31, 2007 | Comments (0)

The body of a man found in the Merced River below Vernal Falls footbridge has been positively identified as that of a Santa Clara visitor who disappeared on May 19th after he plunged into the swift flowing river. FresnoBee.com: Updates: Yosemite drowning victim ID’d: “Park spokeswoman Adrienne Freeman said the body of Kiran Yellajyosula, 27, [...]

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Play it Safe with Lightning

Play it Safe with Lightning

May 31, 2007 | Comments (0)

Afternoon thunderstorms are an almost daily experience in the Sierra and Yosemite with hundredss of lightning strikes recorded each day. That’s why it’s especially important to know what to do should you be caught in a thunderstorm. The National Weather Service has prepared some tips that can help prevent you from becoming a victim if [...]

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Fly Fishing in and Around the Valley

Fly Fishing in and Around the Valley

May 25, 2007 | Comments (1)

Reader Daniel writes in to ask: I will be in Yosemite for a week in the beginning of July with my wife and daughter. We are staying in the Pines campgrounds. I am wondering if there are any spots worth trying for fly fishing in or near the Valley. Well Daniel, there are lots of [...]

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Award Honors Dining Excellence at the Ahwahnee

Award Honors Dining Excellence at the Ahwahnee

May 24, 2007 | Comments (0)

The Ahwahnee Hotel, long known for it’s beautiful architecture and elegant rooms now has one more award to boast about, the Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award. hospitality-1st.com: “The criterion for receiving the award focuses on food quality, service and ambience, leadership in training and motivating staff to provide the finest in dining experiences. The [...]

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Campgrounds Opening for Summer

Campgrounds Opening for Summer

May 23, 2007 | Comments (0)

Tamarack Flat Campground, White Wolf Campground, and a some sections of the Crane Flat Campground are scheduled to open for the season on Friday, May 25th.

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Bay Area Man Still Missing After Plunge in Yosemite River

Bay Area Man Still Missing After Plunge in Yosemite River

May 23, 2007 | Comments (0)

The search for a bay area man who slipped and fell into the Merced downstream from Vernal Falls has turned been scaled back to a body recovery since it’s unlikely anyone would survive this long in the hypothermic, swift-flowing waters of the Merced. cbs5.com: “Kiran Yellajyosula, 27, was hiking with friends near Vernal Falls Saturday [...]

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Half Dome Cables Are Up

Half Dome Cables Are Up

May 23, 2007 | Comments (0)

The Cables up the eastern flank of Half Dome are now in place for the season. Remember, if you’re going to attempt the climb up Half Dome start early and take lots of water. Also be sure to NEVER attempt the climb if there is the possibility of lightning. Several deaths have been caused by [...]

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Yosemite's New Sister

Yosemite’s New Sister

May 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

Yosemite National Park has a new sister. This time it’s Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Recordnet.com: “Yosemite official and representatives of Chile’s National Forest Corporation on May 10 signed an agreement to cooperate on protection and management of natural resources. Typically, such relationships mean that rangers and scientists from the two parks visit [...]

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In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It

May 15, 2007 | Comments (1)

By the way, in case you missed it there is a new poll up in the right sidebar. Go ahead, vote. We’re interested to see what you think.

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Take a Look into the Past

Take a Look into the Past

May 15, 2007 | Comments (0)

Jorma from Halfdome.net, creator of the time-lapse movies from the Yosemite Association webcams, sent me an email letting me know he made a cool little Ruby on Rails application to view the archived time-lapse movies of Yosemite. Now you can see the complete archive of Jorma’s Yosemite Time-Lapse movies. You can check it out by [...]

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