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Archive for December, 2007

Good things happen on Half Dome

Good things happen on Half Dome

December 27, 2007 | Comments (0)

Back in June, I brought my Sony video camera on the Half Dome hike. I got about an hour of good footage. The highlight was the chance capture of a marriage proposal of hikers Kevin to Ryanna while on the visor. I filmed the 3-minute encounter and later met them and gave them a copy […]

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And the Winner of this Year's MacArthur Genius Award...

And the Winner of this Year’s MacArthur Genius Award…

December 27, 2007 | Comments (1)

Theresa and I set out on Glacier Point Road for a pre-work skate ski this morning only to find a traffic jam in the middle of the cross-country ski trail! Which winner of the MacArthur Genius Award had driven his or her car out onto the ski trail, we wondered, stranding not only himself, but […]

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Update on Northside Drive Closure:  Yes, it's still closed.

Update on Northside Drive Closure: Yes, it’s still closed.

December 26, 2007 | Comments (0)

Here’s a more complete update regarding the road closure on Dec 18th from http://www.nationalparksgallery.com/park_news/6161 Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 A series of winter storms brought snow and ice to the park during the week of December 18th and caused several rockslides along Northside Drive between Camp 4 and the El Capitan crossover. A large boulder was […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2007 | Comments (0)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Yosemite Blog. Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne via Flickr.

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Christmas Visitors from Back East.

Christmas Visitors from Back East.

December 21, 2007 | Comments (0)

Loyd forwarded an email from some folks who are visiting from Virginia for Christmas. “We will be at Yosemite on 25th, 26th and 27th of December. Travelling from Virginia! The youngest one is 16 years old- so practically all adults! Will everything be closed on Christmas day? Shuttles etc? I was wondering if you could […]

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Got a Great Photo? Win a Night in Yosemite

Got a Great Photo? Win a Night in Yosemite

December 21, 2007 | Comments (1)

Grab your cameras and your photo collections shutterbugs Tom over at YosemiteExplorer.com has something really cool going on, a photography contest. YosemiteExplorer.com:This New year, resolve to win the Yosemite Explorer New Year’s Photography Contest! Round up your best two Yosemite pictures and send ‘em in. You could win a night at Tenaya Lodge (something like […]

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Albert  Tenaya

Albert Tenaya

December 20, 2007 | Comments (2)

Does the above name ring a bell? This middle aged man lives in Santa Rosa, CA (north of SF) and says he is the great-great grandson of the real deal – “Old Chief Tenaya”. Yes, the same one we know and love.  Albert  plays a mean flute and I can refer you to his website […]

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Photo of the Day: Snow on Half Dome

Photo of the Day: Snow on Half Dome

December 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

Today’s Photo of the Day is a really beautiful shot of Half Dome I happened to come across on the Yosemite Association webcam. This shot gives you a pretty good idea of the snow that’s been falling. More snow and rain are expected over the next few days so if you’re headed into the park […]

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How To Be Safe While Driving This Winter

How To Be Safe While Driving This Winter

December 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

The California Department of Transportation has come up with some great hints and tips before you set off for the mountains this winter. Caltrans: “Make sure your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, heater and exhaust system are in top condition. Check your antifreeze and be ready for colder temperatures. You may want to add special solvent […]

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Badger Opening December 20th

Badger Opening December 20th

December 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

Grab your skis or snowboard Badger Pass is scheduled to open Thursday, December 20. Food Service opens at 8:00 a. m.; Tickets, Rentals, Ski and Snowboard School, and Cross-Country 8:30 a.m.; Lifts and Sport Shop 9:00 a.m. For more information and snow conditions call 372-1000.

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