Today was so damn hot and muggy here and then there was this awesome thunderstorm following the heat that I felt like I needed something to cool me down. Nothing like remembering a little snow to freshen you up a bit. This was taken by one of my favorite pull-offs by the Merced just after [...]
Archive for August, 2007
So whatcha doin’ on Friday night? Want to stay out late and watch the meteor shower? Ok but really, if you didn’t get a chance to see the Perseid’s well grab your camera, tripod, a warm blanket and some hot coffee and find comfortable spot to watch the Aurigid’s. MSNBC: “On Sept. 1, 2007, that [...]
Looks like a beautiful weekend for this upcoming long Labor Day weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80’s to low 90’s most of the weekend with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Overnight temperatures are expected mild in the mid to low 60’s. If you’re headed up to the park have a [...]
Bridalveil and Yosemite Creek Campground are scheduled to close for the season on September 4th, 2007.
It’s the end of the month and the poll is almost over but you still have time. This month we’re doing a fun poll: Have you ever committed a crime in Yosemite? We’re talking tickets for speeding. Citations for not properly putting your food away and what not. Head over to the poll and mark [...]
Today’s Photo of the Day was sent in by longtime reader Jason Barnes and is a beautiful sunset he caught near Rafferty Peak by Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. Awesome shot Jason! Photo by Jason Barnes.
Four Yosemite visitors were injured when their vehicles collided head on just outside El Portal last Friday. NPS Daily Report: “Park fire and EMS personnel responded to a mutual aid request from Mariposa County for an assist at a head-on collision on Highway 140 near El Portal just before 3 p.m. on August 24th. The [...]
We’ve been talking about how dry everything is up in the Sierra this year so today’s Photo of the Day is actually a double shot. I wanted everyone to see how bad it actually is. These are some shots of Tenaya Lake Edie snapped. Normally the rocks in the first one are completely submerged but [...]
NPS Daily Report: “Valley rangers received a report of an injured climber on the northwest face of Half Dome at 4:30 a.m. on August 21st. The climber, Robert Kuntz, had taken a leader fall of about 80 feet after having gotten off route. During the fall, Kuntz zippered out at least four additional protection pieces [...]
The impact of last winters lower than normal snowpack and dry spring is making it’s mark in Yosemite where water conservation efforts are in full swing for visitors and Yosemite Fall, top of everyones list visiting the park as a “must see”, is down to nothing. The Modesto Bee: “The impact is visible across the [...]