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Archive for June, 2009

Photo of the Day: Lembert Dome and Tuolumne Meadows by Mathew Winchester

Photo of the Day: Lembert Dome and Tuolumne Meadows by Mathew Winchester

June 30, 2009 | Comments (0)

Staying with the theme of cool places I’d rather be than the 100 degree heat, today’s Photo of the Day is a great panorama by Mathew Winchester of Lembert Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. Awesome shot, Mathew. Photo by Mathew Winchester.

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Don't Be Alarmed, It's Just a Fire

Don’t Be Alarmed, It’s Just a Fire

June 29, 2009 | Comments (2)

If you’ve been noticing it’s a quite a bit smokier in Yosemite of late don’t be alarmed. Fire is a natural thing and it’s part of the process of growth and rebirth. For hundreds of years before the european settlers came native peoples managed the growth in the Valley through fire. Fire today is allowed […]

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Photo of the Day: Fishing in Sierra Nevada Mts by HighSierraCowboy

Photo of the Day: Fishing in Sierra Nevada Mts by HighSierraCowboy

June 29, 2009 | Comments (0)

With how hot it’s been I want nothing more than to relax by a cool, clear mountain lake surrounded by snowy peaks. I guess that’s why I found today’s Photo of the Day from HighSierraCowboy so appealing. It also makes it evident to me that a) I haven’t been up to Ellery Lake in a […]

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Got Photos? You Could Win $600

Got Photos? You Could Win $600

June 25, 2009 | Comments (1)

Kate from Heyday Books sent me some information about a really cool photo contest they’re running with the Yosemite Association. Heyday Books Baby Yosemite Photo Contest Send us your best photos of adorable creatures enjoying the splendor of Yosemite! Heyday Books, in partnership with the Yosemite Association, is holding a photo contest to aid in […]

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Photo of the Day: Stormy Half Dome by Nicole Charman

Photo of the Day: Stormy Half Dome by Nicole Charman

June 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

Tonight’s Photo of the Day is one from a vantage point you’ve likely never seen nor will ever be able to experience. It is in fact from the top of the tower of the Ahwahnee. During last week’s stormy afternoons Nicole Charman from yosemite Satellite and TV happened to be up there fixing the satellite […]

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Rescued Visitors Return to Present Award to Ranger

Rescued Visitors Return to Present Award to Ranger

June 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

Park visitors James Bachman and Dorothy Hovland, from Huntington Beach, CA, returned to Yosemite today to present a plaque to Park Ranger Dan Abbe to show their appreciation for his heroic efforts. Abbe rescued the pair after their truck and trailer slid off of Highway 41 and down a steep hillside. The plaque was presented […]

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Where to Find Us on Twitter

Where to Find Us on Twitter

June 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

If you’re new to Twitter or haven’t added us as a friend yet you can add us by following @TheYosemiteBlog. We link to different, interesting articles, have discussions on interesting topics (most are related to Yosemite or photography), give daily weather and a hiking forecast for the next day and just have lots of fun. […]

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Video: Yosemite Merganser Ducklings by Chuck Cagara

Video: Yosemite Merganser Ducklings by Chuck Cagara

June 24, 2009 | Comments (0)

Chuck Cagara of MagicalLightPhotography.com sent me this cool video of ducklings in Yosemite. The Chuck said they’re Merganser ducklings but I’m no duck expert so I wouldn’t be able to tell one from another. I’m taking his word on it. What i do know is it’s a pretty cool video. Check it out. Be sure […]

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Photo of the Day: Falls and Flowers by Nate Eaton Jr.

Photo of the Day: Falls and Flowers by Nate Eaton Jr.

June 24, 2009 | Comments (0)

Lots of people come to Yosemite and leave with the same exact shot of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls that’s been taken a billion times. Sometimes it seems they should just hand people compact flash card already loaded with the photos. Nate Eaton has succeeded in capturing a different view of Yosemite Falls and that’s […]

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New Yosemite Nature Notes: Maps

New Yosemite Nature Notes: Maps

June 23, 2009 | Comments (0)

If you’ve got some time check out the latest Yosemite Nature Notes in which Steve Bumgardner delves into Maps and their ties to Yosemite. Filmmaker Ken Burns makes a guest appearance to talk about his fascination with maps and a search takes place for one of the original markers used to delineate the original park […]

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