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Archive for January, 2010

Breaking News: New Half Dome Trail Quota Enacted

Breaking News: New Half Dome Trail Quota Enacted

January 29, 2010 | Comments (0)

We all remember the photos and videos of last summer when crowds going up Half Dome got out of control, well that may be a thing of the past as the National Park Service in Yosemite has enacted trail restrictions on Half Dome weekends and federal holidays during the summer months. Beginning in 2010, all […]

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Biggest Full Moon of the Year Tonight

Biggest Full Moon of the Year Tonight

January 29, 2010 | Comments (1)

The full moon will appear it’s largest tonight, Friday 29, 2010. Photo by R. Kurtz. If you love photographing Yosemite’s majestic cliffs and waterfalls at night tonight may be a great night to do some shooting, if the clouds don’t get in the way. Tonight the moon will be closest in it’s orbit to the […]

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In the Presence of Giants

In the Presence of Giants

January 29, 2010 | Comments (1)

In the middle of winter most visitors to the park don’t visit the 3 groves of Giant Sequoia in the park so sometimes its good to get a reminder that Yosemite isn’t just cliffs and towering waterfalls. It’s so much more. No photo or video could ever compare to actually standing in the presence of […]

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52 Documented Rock Falls in 2009

52 Documented Rock Falls in 2009

January 29, 2010 | Comments (0)

Recorded rockfalls in Yosemite National Park from 1857-2009. Courtesy NPS. Most of the time you don’t hear about a rockfall in Yosemite unless it closes a road or hotel or someone is in the wrong spot at the wrong time. @YosemiteScience posted a link to the great new rockfall page on the NPS website explaining […]

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More Snow on the Way

More Snow on the Way

January 29, 2010 | Comments (0)

The weather people are saying there’s more snow on the way tonight and tomorrow. Rain is likely at lower elevations across California with snow levels dropping to 5000 feet. 3 – 6 inches of wet snow are expected. Not complaining we really need the snow. Too bad it all has to come in one big […]

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1940s Yosemite Video (complete with cheesy theatrics)

1940s Yosemite Video (complete with cheesy theatrics)

January 25, 2010 | Comments (5)

Here’s an interesting video of Yosemite in the 1940s. It starts off in winter and ends in summer. I don’t think the guy leading the bear cub around like it was a trained animal realized it could still maul the crap out of him if it really wanted to. There’s also a scene in which […]

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Crews Scrambling to Pick Up Pieces Before Next Sierra Storm Hits

Crews Scrambling to Pick Up Pieces Before Next Sierra Storm Hits

January 25, 2010 | Comments (0)

Sticky snow blankets the trees and Yosemite Falls bus stop along Northside Drive. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne. Utility crews are scrambling to restore electricity and telephone services to thousands of customers throughout the Sierra after last weeks storm blanketed the Sierra and caused snow-laden trees to come crashing down atop power and phone lines. The […]

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Yosemite Closed

Yosemite Closed

January 22, 2010 | Comments (4)

Yes, you read right. Yosemite is closed. Roads are blocked and unsafe due to large amounts of snow and falling tree limbs. If you’re headed up to the park please CALL ahead of time at (209) 372-0200 for up to date road conditions. Right now all traffic is being turned away at the park entrances. […]

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10 FEET of Snow Expected in Sierra

10 FEET of Snow Expected in Sierra

January 17, 2010 | Comments (2)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the northern Sierra Nevada warning that up to 10 feet of new snow is possible at higher elevations. “Snow is possible above 7000 feet late today. The snow will increase in intensity and the snow level will lower to near 6000 feet by Monday […]

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Ridin' the Bus in Yosemite (video)

Ridin’ the Bus in Yosemite (video)

January 11, 2010 | Comments (1)

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to take one of the bus tours around Yosemite here’s your answer. This video shows one of the big buses but there are also smaller shuttle buses which seat up to 25 or so and deliver passengers to Glacier Point and other destinations where a big bus would […]

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