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Archive for May, 2009

Photo of the Day: Last Light on Yosemite Valley by Robert Pearce

Photo of the Day: Last Light on Yosemite Valley by Robert Pearce

May 28, 2009 | Comments (0)

Today’s Photo of the Day comes to us from our good friend, Robert Pearce. This is a pretty nice shot to continue on with last nights discussion about good places for sunset photography in Yosemite. Another vote for Glacier Point I think. Great shot, Robert. Photo by Robert Pearce.

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Tuolumne Meadows Grocery Store Opens Friday at Noon

Tuolumne Meadows Grocery Store Opens Friday at Noon

May 28, 2009 | Comments (0)

The Tuolumne Meadows Grocery store will open at Noon on Friday, May 29, 2009, closing at 5 pm. The hours of operation from May 30 until June 30, 2009 are 8 am – 5 pm daily.

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More Lightning Sparked Fires in Yosemite

More Lightning Sparked Fires in Yosemite

May 28, 2009 | Comments (0)

Wilderness Zone: Dark Hole Fire (37 50.721 X 119 36.633, Mariposa County) started May 26. This lightning-caused fire is located near the Yosemite Creek Campground access road and is currently approximately 1/10th of an acre. It is being managed for multiple objectives, including resource benefit, smoke considerations, and cost effectiveness. This fire is smoldering in [...]

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Karla with a K asks about Sunset Photography

Karla with a K asks about Sunset Photography

May 27, 2009 | Comments (1)

Karla wrote in to ask a question about my response to Primoz’s email. She asks, “Is Glacier point the best spot to observe/photograph sunsets? Where else would you recommend and what time for sunsets in mid-June?” Thanks for the email. It really depends what you want to see. Pretty much you want to try to [...]

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Answering the Age-Old Question for Reader Primoz

Answering the Age-Old Question for Reader Primoz

May 26, 2009 | Comments (2)

Reader Primoz from Slovenia sent in an email: “First of all let me introduce my self. My name is Primoz and I’m from small country in central Europe called Slovenia. It’s a small but very beautiful country. I’m 29 years old. I am coming to US for the first time in june. I will be [...]

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Photo of the Day: Yosemite - Memorial Day 2009 by joebakerdc

Photo of the Day: Yosemite – Memorial Day 2009 by joebakerdc

May 26, 2009 | Comments (2)

I wasn’t really sure I was going to post a Photo of the Day today because I couldn’t find anything that really hit me, then I came across this awesome photo from last weekend by joebakerdc on Flickr. Everytime I look at it I keep thinking to mysel, “Holy crap! That’s one awesome photo.” Nice [...]

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Got Some Time This Weekend? Read A Book

Got Some Time This Weekend? Read A Book

May 24, 2009 | Comments (4)

If you’re just kicking it around the house this Memorial Day weekend and you’re in the mood for something interesting to read I’d recommend getting The Last Season by Eric Blehm The Last Season is the story of Randy Morgenson, a former Yosemite/Sequoia – Kings Canyon backcountry ranger. Randy was often thought of as the [...]

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Photo of the Day: Dogwood Blossoms and Branch by G. Dan Mitchell

Photo of the Day: Dogwood Blossoms and Branch by G. Dan Mitchell

May 22, 2009 | Comments (0)

Dan Mitchell posted this beautiful shot to the Yosemite Blog Flickr Group. He always takes such nice photos. Dan: Yes, another dogwood… but, hey, it is spring and the dogwoods are (or were) blooming! These were photographed in Yosemite Valley in early May of this year on an intense one-day photography trip to The Valley. [...]

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Enjoy Your Gun - You Can't Use It

Enjoy Your Gun – You Can’t Use It

May 22, 2009 | Comments (7)

Although recent legislation being snuck through the House as a ryder to the credit package will make it legal to carry guns in National Parks, you can’t use them. Shooting or destruction of any animal in a National Park is illegal – even if a bear is in your campsite. Be happy you can carry [...]

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Last Minute Weather: Looking Good for Memorial Day

Last Minute Weather: Looking Good for Memorial Day

May 22, 2009 | Comments (0)

If you’ve got all your stuff together and you’re just doing a little last minute preparation on the Internet, here’s this weekends forecast for Yosemite Valley. Looks to be a beautiful one. Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west southwest between 8 and 11 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a [...]

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