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Archive for January, 2008

Photographing the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

Photographing the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

January 31, 2008 | Comments (1)

Keith writes in: “I plan to be in Yosemite on the 20th of February and am interested in photographing the lunar eclipse. Do you have any more information on where it will be in the sky? Will we be able to see it from the valley?” Well Keith, maybe. The event is set to start [...]

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El Portal Road Getting Emergency Repairs

El Portal Road Getting Emergency Repairs

January 31, 2008 | Comments (1)

A section of the El Portal Road into Yosemite Valley is finally getting the repairs it needs after it was nearly destroyed by flood 10 years ago. FresnoBee.com: “Massive digging equipment rumbles back and forth in the snow on the 11-foot-wide road, snaking through a steep canyon where the wind whistles and the sun doesn’t [...]

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Got Snow Shoes? Go For a Walk!

Got Snow Shoes? Go For a Walk!

January 31, 2008 | Comments (0)

With all this new snow lots of trails are closed. So what’s one to do? The Sierra Star had a great article today for a winter snowshoeing trip that sounds like a great adventure for everyone family. Sierra Star: “What does one do with a new pair of snowshoes? First you find a buddy with [...]

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Dr. Malidoma Patrice Some to Speak in Yosemite in Honor of Black History Month

Dr. Malidoma Patrice Some to Speak in Yosemite in Honor of Black History Month

January 30, 2008 | Comments (0)

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Malidoma Patrice Some, PhD.will be speaking and giving a presentation at the El Portal Community Hall on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m. NPS: “The public is invited to join Malidoma to learn about the ancient wisdom and practices of the Dagara Tribe from West Central Africa, and [...]

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Photo of the Day: Half Dome from Stoneman Meadow by Daren Tatham

Photo of the Day: Half Dome from Stoneman Meadow by Daren Tatham

January 28, 2008 | Comments (2)

Today’s Photo of the Day I actually meant to post last night then I got interested in a movie (damn you Bruce Willis) and before I knew it it was time for bed. But here it is. Today’s Photo of the Day is an awesome shot of Half Dome from across Stoneman Meadow by Daren [...]

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Age Old Rivalry Surfaces as Tribes Fight Over Claim to Yosemite

Age Old Rivalry Surfaces as Tribes Fight Over Claim to Yosemite

January 28, 2008 | Comments (0)

An age old rivalry between two tribes of Native Americans is again surfacing as both tribes strive to claim their place in the history of Yosemite. News – New Yosemite Indian war: Tribes fight over place in history – sacbee.com: “For centuries, the Mono Lake Paiutes and the Miwok fought over Yosemite’s natural and spiritual [...]

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Signage

Signage

January 28, 2008 | Comments (1)

Cook’s Meadow. Caption anyone?

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Beware of Trees - Their Bark is as Bad as Their Bite

Beware of Trees – Their Bark is as Bad as Their Bite

January 26, 2008 | Comments (0)

The NPS put out a warning today and I think Edie will attest to this fact based on her recent first hand knowledge: NPS: Additional snow will result in additional tree failures, sometimes in developed areas. Please be aware of your surroundings during and after winter storms. Parking under that big tree may mean less [...]

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Photo of the Day: The Ahwahnee by Daren Tatham

Photo of the Day: The Ahwahnee by Daren Tatham

January 25, 2008 | Comments (2)

Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us from Daren Tatham who took this beautiful shot of the Ahwahnee. Daren’s got a ton more photos which you’ve got to check out in his Flickr stream. I’ve already spotted a few future Photo of the Day’s. Nice work Daren. Photo by Daren Tatham via Flickr.

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Use headphones

Use headphones

January 25, 2008 | Comments (0)

This isn’t about Yosemite, although climbing El Cap is one of the ideas mentioned in the new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. This audio series, by Fitz Cahall, is almost one year old and covers all kinds of outdoor stuff. He even has a famous sponsor. Check out #12, too, with photos from a little [...]

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