Mat Honan found one of Yosemite’s more nefarious inhabitants while hiking in the park, a rattlesnake. I haven’t actually heard of anyone being bitten in the Park but man, coming across a rattler on the trail puts your adrenaline through the roof even if you don’t have a confrontation. Hopefully Matt didn’t shoot this video [...]
Archive for October, 2009
A thunderstorm brews behind Half Dome. Photo by Mathew Grimm. The tail of a storm bringing showers and snow to parts of Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming bringing with it more winds and a slight chance of more showers. The storm is pulling unstable air in from the north bringing with it moisture and cooler [...]
I think what really captivated me with today’s Photo of the Day was the saturation of colors. I love shooting digital but sometimes I miss the saturation you get from color positive film. And, if you don’t know what I’m talking about the music is too loud and you’re too young. I’m going to turn [...]
What would you do with $5.8 million? That’s the question Yosemite National Park officials are asking themselves after the nonprofit Yosemite Fund presented them with a check for that amount Saturday. $5.8 million can do a lot. Already this year the Yosemite Fund paid for the rehabilitation of the Half Dome Overlook improving pedestrian and [...]
A NPS helo brings in a load of SAR gear before beginning a “rope down”. Photo by Brian Zambrano. A report by two researchers in the field of wilderness medice have come to some interesting conclusions. Yosemite seems to account for 1/4 of Annual NPS Search and Rescue costs at nearly $1.2 million in 2005. [...]
Tioga Pass is open again this morning for the fourth time this year. After the initial opening in May the East-West thoroughfare through Yosemite’s high country has closed and opened once after the Big Meadow Fire closed the road and two more times after the recent snow storms. The pass shouldn’t be closing anytime soon [...]
Looks like Tioga Pass if plowed and ready for traffic again. No word on an opening date though. I’d guess really soon. You can see in the image above the sun is melting the snow causing rivulets of water to run across the road.
After this weeks storms National Park Service officials have decided to go ahead and take the cables down on Half Dome. The cables will be replaced next May as weather conditions permit.
“It appears, Captain. We’re dealing with a life form comprised of pure energy. Life without form or substance.” Ok, enough of the Trek talk. I happened to be checking the Yosemite association webcams to see if the Tioga Cam was cycling any images from today’s snowstorm and I caught this picture. Sure looks like an [...]
So I happened to be browsing Twitter and looking at the different links to photos people had posted and I came across this beautiful photo by Mohans on Twitpic. If this was taken with a cameraphone the exposure is really very good. I’m impressed. Great shot, Mahon. Photo by Mohans via Twitpic.