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Archive for May, 2010

Can't Get Through Tioga? Take 108

Can’t Get Through Tioga? Take 108

May 29, 2010 | Comments (3)

The West Walker River as it passes through Leavitt Meadow along Highway 108. Photo by Loyd Schutte. If you’re driving up from L.A. or San Bernadino area on 395 and want to get to Yosemite you’re going to be in a for a shock as Tioga Pass and Highway 120 West into Yosemite will remain […]

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Road Update: Tioga Pass Closed for Memorial Day - Possibly Glacier Point As Well

Road Update: Tioga Pass Closed for Memorial Day – Possibly Glacier Point As Well

May 29, 2010 | Comments (2)

Tioga Pass Tioga Pass is closed to vehicles. Vehicles will be allowed 4 miles west of the the Big Oak Flat Road to Walker Party. Bicycles are being allowed up to Olmstead Point. NO TRAFFIC is being allowed beyond Olmstead Point. Glacier Point Glacier Point is set to open Saturday, May 29th at 12 pm […]

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Photo of the Day: Ursus americanus californiensis by Tony Immoos

Photo of the Day: Ursus americanus californiensis by Tony Immoos

May 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

Tony Immoos captured this beautiful photo of a Black Bear in Ahwahnee Meadow. A rare sight in the Valley during the day. Nice shot, Tony. Photo by Tony Immoos.

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Don't Miss the Dogwoods

Don’t Miss the Dogwoods

May 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

Yes, in case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s that magical time when all the Dogwood trees in Yosemite Valley bloom and this awesome black and white by Bill Head is proof that you need to head up to Yosemite this weekend with your camera before you miss this spectacular event. The Dogwoods bloom a […]

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Tioga Pass Plowed But Not Ready for Traffic (Yet)

Tioga Pass Plowed But Not Ready for Traffic (Yet)

May 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

Tioga Pass is plowed but it’s not ready for traffic yet. According to the National Park Service website crews completed plowing May 17th but the road won’t be ready for a few days yet. Crews will now go back through and widen the initial plow as well as patch potholes, fix ditches and road erosion […]

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Need Some Inspiration?

Need Some Inspiration?

May 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

If you’ve been planning your summer Yosemite trip and are trying to decide on where to go and what to see there are lots of beautiful images over in the Yosemite Blog Group pool on Flickr to give you inspiration. Check ‘em out. Photo by RadiHoliday on Flickr.

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Photo of the Day: Mono Lake Sunset by Robin Black

Photo of the Day: Mono Lake Sunset by Robin Black

May 20, 2010 | Comments (2)

Robin Black posted this beautiful photo of Mono Lake the other day and right away I emailed her asking if I could use it as Photo of the Day. With her reply she let me in on another little project she’s working on, a bulletin board for photographers. Californiaphotogs.com has everything from photo tips and […]

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Yosemite Going Green(er)

Yosemite Going Green(er)

May 18, 2010 | Comments (3)

Yosemite is going green(er). Starting in June Yosemite National Park will begin installing a $4.4 million dollar photovoltaic solar panel system capable of producing 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually resulting in an almost 12 percent reduction in electricity purchased from outside sources. The system will be the largest grid-connected photovoltaic system in the National […]

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First Bear Hit By Car of Year

First Bear Hit By Car of Year

May 17, 2010 | Comments (2)

@YosemiteScience: “Be bear aware: First bear hit by a vehicle this year. And, 16 incidents so far where a bear obtained trash or got into unsecured dumpsters.” (photo: Andy Sternberg)

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Spring Storm Bringing More Rain - Some Snow

Spring Storm Bringing More Rain – Some Snow

May 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

…UNSETTLED AND COOLER WEATHER TO RETURN TO THE INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MONDAY… AFTER SEVERAL PLEASANT SPRING WEATHER DAYS OVER INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA…COOL AND SHOWERY WEATHER IS FORECAST TO RETURN TO THE AREA ON MONDAY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BY MONDAY AFTERNOON…AND POSSIBLY CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. ISOLATED […]

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