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Archive for October, 2007

Photo of the Day: Eastern Sierra in Black and White by Edie Howe-Byrne

Photo of the Day: Eastern Sierra in Black and White by Edie Howe-Byrne

October 31, 2007 | Comments (1)

Today’s Photo of the Day is a damn nice black and white of the Eastern Sierra that Edie shot on a recent trip. What makes it a great shots? The whites are white, the blacks are black, there’s great tonal range, nothing is blown out really bad, things are sharp, contrast is good and it’s [...]

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Man Rescued from Peak after Fall

Man Rescued from Peak after Fall

October 31, 2007 | Comments (0)

[Yosemite Search and Rescue] and the [Mono County Sheriff's Search and Rescue] team were called in to rescue an injured climber after he slipped and fell while traversing an ice field just outside the east entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tahoebonanza.com: “Kerry Knovak, 41, suffered a possible broken ankle after sliding about 20 feet at [...]

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Photo of the Day: iPhone atop Half Dome! by Min Liu

Photo of the Day: iPhone atop Half Dome! by Min Liu

October 30, 2007 | Comments (0)

Every-so-often I come a cross a photo in my search for Photo of the Day that makes me smile. Today’s Photo of the Day comes from Min Liu who took her Apple iPhone hiking with her to the top of Half Dome. Min says: “I got full reception atop Half Dome in Yosemite “no reception” [...]

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Fall Colors Drawing Crowds to Yosemite

Fall Colors Drawing Crowds to Yosemite

October 30, 2007 | Comments (1)

Pooja Aggarwal at the Beyond Here blog took the short drive up to Yosemite from the Bay Area to see the fall colors and did an awesome write-up of his trip. Beyond Here: We set off early morning (5 am – I absolutely insisted we leave early) and were inside the park by 9 am. [...]

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Earthquake!

Earthquake!

October 30, 2007 | Comments (5)

We just had an earthquake; Loyd IM’d me as I was IMing a friend in Florida with the same message: “Earthquake!” As always, Loyd was Johnny-on-the -spot with this link: http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/122-37.html He thought it was about 7, but it turns out to be about 5.6. Now, back to your regularly scheduled Yosemiteblog, now in progress. [...]

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A Pat on the Back

A Pat on the Back

October 30, 2007 | Comments (1)

Carol writes in: Dear Loyd: I love Yosemite blog and I love the new contributions you’ve been making, as well as adding new people to contribute. It really makes the site exciting to visit. Checking in with your blog is part of my daily routine–at least two or three times a day–and it makes me [...]

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It's Different in the Winter

It’s Different in the Winter

October 30, 2007 | Comments (1)

Yosemite is a different place in the winter, one that the millions of visitors who only come during the busy season (June, July, August) never see. It’s a little more quiet, there’s a little more solitude and life takes on a slower pace as the surrounding mountains lie under a deep blanket of snow. Don’t [...]

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Photo of the Day: Hetch Hetchy by Jared Kelly

Photo of the Day: Hetch Hetchy by Jared Kelly

October 29, 2007 | Comments (3)

Most people think of [O'Shaughnessy Dam] as being a behemoth that holds back the Tuolumne keeping [Hetch Hetchy] Valley submerged beneath hundreds of feet of water. Jared Kelly has managed to catch a different side of the dam in today’s Photo of the Day showing what a beautiful place Hetch Hetchy still is even though [...]

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End of October and Your Last Chance

End of October and Your Last Chance

October 29, 2007 | Comments (0)

Yes it’s the end of October and we know you’re mind is filled with thoughts of ghosts and ghouls and the sugar induced coma you’re about to enjoy but there’s still a day or two left for you to vote in this months poll: Where is your favorite place to stay in Yosemite? So far [...]

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Name That Thing

Name That Thing

October 29, 2007 | Comments (0)

Quite a few people know Jeremy Zawodny for his blog that provides an insightful look behind the doors of one of the internets oldest search engines, Yahoo! (as well as his exploits at the controls of a glier). To make a long story short, Jeremy has posted a bunch of photo from his recent trip [...]

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