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, [...]
Archive for May, 2007
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]