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Archive for March, 2009

Photo of the Day: Yosemite Church by Kevin Pieper

Photo of the Day: Yosemite Church by Kevin Pieper

March 31, 2009 | Comments (0)

Kevin Pieper was gracious enough to let me use this beautiful shot of the chapel in Yosemite Valley as today’s Photo of the Day. I really love the lighting and composition on Kevin’s photo. If you’re interested you can check out more of Kevin’s work on his Flickr Photo Stream or over on his Web [...]

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Photo of the Day: Valley View Storm by Carl Sax

Photo of the Day: Valley View Storm by Carl Sax

March 30, 2009 | Comments (0)

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s Photo of the Day is another beautiful shot from Carl Sax, this time the Gates of the Valley. I really like the clouds floating around between Cathedral Rocks and El Cap. They give me the feeling that something is just going to pop out. You can see more of Carl’s work [...]

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Forget What You've Heard: Leave Your Gun at Home When Coming to Yosemite

Forget What You’ve Heard: Leave Your Gun at Home When Coming to Yosemite

March 30, 2009 | Comments (2)

The Washington DC District Court has issued an injunction against a recent law that would allow firearms in National Parks. NPS: On March 19, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Temporary Injunction which enjoins the NPS from implementing or enforcing the Final Rule published in the Federal Register on [...]

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Rockfall Closes Mirror Lake Loop

Rockfall Closes Mirror Lake Loop

March 30, 2009 | Comments (0)

The National Park Service is reporting a very large rockfall at Ahwiyah Point near Half Dome on Saturday morning has knocked down trees and forced the closure of the Mirror Lake Loop trail. NPS: The rock fall originated near the summit of Ahwiyah Point and fell roughly 1800 feet to the floor of Tenaya Canyon, [...]

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Yosemite Art: A Journal Entry by Mindy

Yosemite Art: A Journal Entry by Mindy

March 26, 2009 | Comments (2)

Ok you’re getting a two’fer ‘cos I was browsing Mindy’s photostream on Flickr and came across this awesome pencil and water color and was completely floored. THIS IS AWESOME MINDY!!! Nice work! Be sure you look at the full size work. Artwork by Mindy.

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Photo of the Day: Horsetail Fall by Mindy

Photo of the Day: Horsetail Fall by Mindy

March 26, 2009 | Comments (1)

Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us from Mindy who posted this beautiful photo to the Yosemite Blog Flickr Group. Wait a minute, you haven’t joined the Flickr group yet? What’s taking you so long? You don’t have a Flickr account? You can get one for free! Sign up now and join our group. [...]

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Have Some Fun at the Yosemite SpringFest Carnival this Saturday

Have Some Fun at the Yosemite SpringFest Carnival this Saturday

March 26, 2009 | Comments (0)

Got plans Saturday? Why not head up to Badger Pass to celebrate another successful season and have some fun at the annual SpringFest Carnival. This fun filled extravaganza takes place from 9AM to 4PM Saturday March 28th at Badger Pass Ski Area where there will be music, food, costumes and crazy contests! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: [...]

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Explore Yosemite With Mapjack

Explore Yosemite With Mapjack

March 26, 2009 | Comments (0)

Nate, one of our readers, sent me this cool little toy, Mapjack. Similar to (possibly using) Google’s Streetview, Mapjack combines 360 degree panoramas along all the major roads in Yosemite. Pretty cool if you got some time to waste and want to explore a bit. Thanks for passing that along, Nate.

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March Means Trout Season is Just Around the Corner

March Means Trout Season is Just Around the Corner

March 26, 2009 | Comments (1)

It’s March in California and a different type of madness has struck the local fishermen in the area. No not basketball but the new regulations are out. The regulations books tell you when you can fish certain waters in California, how many fish you can keep (or can’t), whether or not barbless hooks are requires [...]

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New National Parks and More Wilderness Areas Coming Soon

New National Parks and More Wilderness Areas Coming Soon

March 25, 2009 | Comments (1)

The House of Representatives today passed a HUGE bill that would create new national parks and set aside millions of acres as wilderness. Sacbee.com: Dubbed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, the measure pulled together more than 150 separate public lands, parks and water bills into one package. Among other things, the legislation [...]

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