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Archive for June, 2007

Smoke in the Valley

Smoke in the Valley

June 28, 2007 | Comments (0)

Just got word that the controlled burns by Bridal Veil Falls are filling the valley with thick smoke. Visibility is poor. You’re unable to see Half Dome from Ahwahnee meadow. If you have asthma or are sensitive to smoke you may not want to be out hiking around the Valley. Thanks, Edie. Technorati Tags: yosemite, […]

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Don't Just Drive Through, Stop. You Won't Regret It

Don’t Just Drive Through, Stop. You Won’t Regret It

June 27, 2007 | Comments (0)

A lot of time travelers are so focused on their destination they miss things around them. The little resort community of Groveland just outside Yosemite on Route 120 is one of those things often overlooked. But Groveland has a lot to offer as pointed out in this article in

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No Entrance Fee Increase Next Year

No Entrance Fee Increase Next Year

June 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

Though it will take a projected $1.2 million in revenue from the NPS budget next year, the National Park Service has decided to waive the entrance fee increase for Yosemite. This is good news for local communities surrounding the park who rely on tourist money. Fresno Bee: Vehicle fees to get into Yosemite National Park […]

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Questions Regarding Crane Flat

Questions Regarding Crane Flat

June 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

Reader Patrick writes in to ask: What is going on with the 100, 200, and 300 loops at Crane Flat? Are those now first-come, first served or are they closed down? I’m not exactly sure what the situation at Crane Flat Campground is myself. If anyone has any info feel free to leave a comment […]

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Camping/Traveling Partner Needed

Camping/Traveling Partner Needed

June 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

Reader Ilo writes in: I had a trip all planned for a friend of mine and myself. He is unable to make it. It is the week of 7/15 for 6 nights. I have camp ground reservations for 3 nights in Tuolumne Meadows and 3 nights in Hodgdon Meadows. I am wondering if you have […]

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Man Falls From Half Dome

Man Falls From Half Dome

June 18, 2007 | Comments (2)

In a tragic accident, a man climbing the cables on Half Dome lost his footing and plummeted down the side of the mountain to his death on Saturday. Modesto Bee: Hirofumi Nohara, 37, of Japan, was ascending Half Dome mid afternoon when he slipped and fell, Yosemite park ranger Adrienne Freeman said. He was pronounced […]

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Bear Activity

Bear Activity

June 15, 2007 | Comments (0)

Bears are currently active in all campgrounds around the park. Please be sure to store your food in approved, bear proof lockers. If you don’t feel comfortable putting your food in one of the public lockers you can rent or purchase one of the backpacker type storage canisters. HANGING YOUR FOOD FROM TREES DOESN’T WORK […]

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Check this Out: Annual Yosemite Indian Big Time June 16-17

Check this Out: Annual Yosemite Indian Big Time June 16-17

June 15, 2007 | Comments (0)

If you’re in Yosemite Valley this weekend be sure to check out the annual Yosemite Indian Big Time at the Indian Village June 16th and 17th. There will be Indian crafts and traditional cultural activities, games and dancing. This is a very special even that few National Parks enjoy. So stop by the Indian Village […]

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Tuolumne Campground Opens for Season

Tuolumne Campground Opens for Season

June 13, 2007 | Comments (1)

Tuolumne campground is now open and in operation. Sites are available on a first come-first served basis until July 14th when 1/2 the campground will be open for reservations. Tip: To get a site try to be at the registration office a little before checkout time to get campsites as they’re vacated. Some people like […]

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Late Night Rockfall Rattles Curry Village

Late Night Rockfall Rattles Curry Village

June 11, 2007 | Comments (0)

“A small rockfall occurred at 2:53 am on Saturday, June 9 behind Curry Village. The release point for the rockfall was ~550 meters (1800 feet) above the Valley floor, at the top of Staircase Falls. A rock about 20 cubic meters in size (60 tons) fell down the path of Staircase Falls, sweeping additional debris […]

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