@TrailRidge Thanks! Happy Monday! in reply to TrailRidge # @TrailRidge Is it the weekend yet? in reply to TrailRidge # @skippr yup they have wifi at Curry, Ahwahnee and Yosemite Lodge in reply to skippr # Big Meadow Fire. Yosemite benefits from decreased smoke effects due to wind transport. http://tinyurl.com/nvjjwp (via @YosemiteScience) # @gribblette Haven't [...]
Archive for August, 2009
The Tioga Road is closed from White Wolf to Crane Flat. If you were planning to cross the Sierra through Tioga Pass head north on Highway 395 to Bridgeport. Be sure to get gas in Bridgeport if you haven’t already. Continue north until you come to the 108/395 Junction. Turn left and take Highway 108 [...]
MyMotherLode.com got an interview with Dave Uberuaga the acting Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and asked him the questions on everyone’s mind, “why now?” Question: Why would you start a prescribed burn given the heat and the fact that California is now in the third year of a drought? Answer: “The drought in California was [...]
Photo courtesy NPS. With only 50% of the Big Meadow Fire contained and its rapid growth to the Tioga Road in the North, the National Park Service is estimating the cost of the fire to be around $5,000,000. Released in the Yosemite Daily Report, the $5 million price tag is the accumulated cost of the [...]
Edie from over at LittleRedTent.net just posted this awesome satellite image on Flickr showing the Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite. It gives you a pretty good idea of what’s burnt.
A helicopter hovers over the Merced River by El Portal siphoning up water to drop on the Big Meadow Fire. Photo by Jessica Merz. Wow this pilot has some serious cajones. He is right down in the river. I bet his feet got wet.
Send the S.O.S. cos I'm crashing. I'll see you guys tomorrow. Have a great night. # finished big meadow, but there was fire outside the northern coordinate. Making one more run to pick it up (via @NIROPS_N149Z) # I think he's referring to a back fire set to burn down veg and make a fire [...]
Today’s Photo of the Day is a beautiful shot of sunset at Sunrise High Sierra Camp from Taylor Davis. What I really like about this shot are the tones and great colors. Very nice. Great shot, Taylor. Hey if you think this shot is awesome you should see the rest of Taylor’s photos. You can [...]
The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will have restricted access, between Crane Flat and White Wolf, beginning Monday, August 31, continuing until fire operations along the road are complete. This segment of the road will have controlled access with a pilot car during daylight hours, and be closed completely each night. Motorists should expect [...]
The Big Meadow Fire on August 27th. Photo courtesy NPS. Yesterday, firefighters made good progress improving fire lines east of El Portal. The active portion of the fire is in the north and northwest flanks away from Foresta and El Portal. Today, the highest priority continues to be improving fire lines east of El Portal [...]