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Archive for April, 2010

Tioga Road Plowing Underway - No Expected Opening Date

Tioga Road Plowing Underway – No Expected Opening Date

April 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

For all those who start bombarding me in February, here’s the latest on the Glacier Point and Tioga Road plowing. Keep in mind it’s raining and snowing today in the Sierra so any progress may be pushed back depending on how much of the white stuff falls. Glacier Point Road Start: Summit Meadow End: Not [...]

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Want to Read My First Summer in the Sierra? Here You Go

Want to Read My First Summer in the Sierra? Here You Go

April 27, 2010 | Comments (1)

If you read the last post and realized you’ve never read John Muir’s book, My First Summer in the Sierra well here you go. The book is in public domain and available FREE from Google Books. Don’t bend the cover will ya’. It’s old. If you want a dead tree version rather than a digital [...]

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John Muir Rolling Over In His Grave - Getting Own Highway Through Sierra

John Muir Rolling Over In His Grave – Getting Own Highway Through Sierra

April 27, 2010 | Comments (5)

In a move that must have wilderness champion John Muir “rolling over in his grave”, the Mariposa and Tuolumne County Boards of Supervisors have agreed to honor John Muir by designating Highway 132 from Highway 49 in Coulterville to Highway 120 as the John Muir Highway. A formal dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, [...]

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Yosemite Nature Notes: Frazil Ice (video)

Yosemite Nature Notes: Frazil Ice (video)

April 23, 2010 | Comments (2)

Wow! You’ve got to watch the latest Yosemite Nature Notes on Frazil Ice and the Snow Cone at Yosemite Falls. Beautiful! Thanks, @YosemiteSteve!

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This is Yosemite? Seriously?

This is Yosemite? Seriously?

April 7, 2010 | Comments (11)

We’ve all seen those really bad Photoshopped photos where the shark is eating the man or Lindsay Lohan is missing a leg. In my opinion they hold no candle to this wonderfully Photoshopped image of the waterfalls in Yosemite that was part of a press release by the Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce trying to attract [...]

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Slow for the Cones - Road Construction Returns in May

Slow for the Cones – Road Construction Returns in May

April 4, 2010 | Comments (1)

It seems like recently all you hear about in Yosemite is “road construction here” and “construction delay there”. Well you’re about to hear it again as road construction is set to begin on the Wawona Road in May. The project will encompass the entire 24.4 miles of the Wawona Road starting from the South Entrance [...]

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Get John Muir's 'The Yosemite' FREE for the iPad

Get John Muir’s ‘The Yosemite’ FREE for the iPad

April 4, 2010 | Comments (3)

If you couldn’t wait yesterday and ran out to get an iPad first thing when they went on sale then i have a special treat for you. You can get The Yosemite by John Muir or The Indians of Yosemite by Galen Clark free from iBooks. Simply download the iBooks app then go to the [...]

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