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Archive for March, 2008

Federal judges block Yosemite Park from continuing repairs

Federal judges block Yosemite Park from continuing repairs

March 27, 2008 | Comments (1)

A federal judge has upheld a ruling from a previous court stopping the NPS from making repairs within Yosemite Valley. San Jose Mercury News: “Environmental groups sued the federal government in 2000, claiming the National Park Service’s plans would jeopardize the federally protected Merced River, which courses alongside the valley’s cherished granite walls and glimmering […]

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Going Hiking? Take Your GPS AND Your Topo Map

Going Hiking? Take Your GPS AND Your Topo Map

March 26, 2008 | Comments (0)

Thinking about heading out on the trail this summer? You’ve got your new backpack, your ultra-light hiking boots and your brand new GPS unit all packed and ready to go? Well don’t forget that topo map. That’s right. Maps show you things your GPS unit won’t. Here’s a great article on why your GPS is […]

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DNC Looking for Local Employees

DNC Looking for Local Employees

March 25, 2008 | Comments (0)

If you’re looking to get a summer job in Yosemite it’s even easier if you live in the Central Valley or can get here pretty quick. Delaware North Company is looking to avoid problems with hiring they encountered last year by hiring more local people. The Modesto Bee | Yosemite looking to hire in valley: […]

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John Muir in Los Gatos

John Muir in Los Gatos

March 23, 2008 | Comments (1)

Lee Stetson will present “The Spirit of John Muir” at the Los Gatos Opera House on March 27. Go check it out, flat landers. Link to article Link to Lee Stetson Photo by Francis M. Fritz, 1907.

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Tuolumne - Wild & Scenic River

Tuolumne – Wild & Scenic River

March 21, 2008 | Comments (0)

 The Tuolumne River Plan is in review and should be completed in 2008. When we hike Half Dome, we cross the Merced River and unless we travel up north we rarely see it.  To see the actual Tuolumne River, you have to do some hiking, park along the Tioga Road, or drive to Hetch Hetchy […]

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Yosemite Campground Reservations Available Starting March 15th

Yosemite Campground Reservations Available Starting March 15th

March 17, 2008 | Comments (5)

Been thinking about going camping in Yosemite this summer? Recreation.gov, the national park services reservation site, will begin taking reservations for guests who want to be sure they’ll have a spot when they arrive at their campground this month. Starting March 15th at 7 a.m. you’ll be able to start reserving sites for the July […]

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Big changes at Tunnel View today.

Big changes at Tunnel View today.

March 13, 2008 | Comments (6)

Well, I missed it. I wish I could have been at Tunnel View today to photograph the historic moment, but I wasn’t. They cut three large ponderosa pines down that have been blocking the view for many years. All that is left are the stumps, and for now, the lingering scent of pine sap. Those […]

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Tioga Cam or Bust!

Tioga Cam or Bust!

March 13, 2008 | Comments (0)

Thanks to Andreas who sent me an email letting me know the Tioga Pass webcam is down again. Andreas’ email is so eloquent I had to post it in it’s entirety. Have a read: What a crushing defeat! After spending countless hours searching (and finding) the cam’s new URL, it would appear that I (and […]

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Want an Original Ansel Adams? Get Your Checkbook Out

Want an Original Ansel Adams? Get Your Checkbook Out

March 13, 2008 | Comments (0)

Christies is set to auction off pieces from one of the nations largest privately held collections of Ansel Adams photos andexpects to get $3 – 5 million for the lot. Artdaily.org – The First Art Newspaper on the Net: “Christie’s announced the sale of Photographs by Ansel Adams from a California Collection during Photographs Week […]

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The plows are coming!!!

The plows are coming!!!

March 12, 2008 | Comments (0)

Plowing operations begin April 15 on the snow clogged Tioga Road. This is Highway 120 East-West. This key road connects to the Nevada area. The actual opening date for normal traffic will come much later and cannot be predicted. But it is nice to know that Park employees who will be working in, or traveling […]

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