If you’ve never been to Tuolumne Meadows then you’re missing out on one of the best parts of Yosemite, in my opinion. It’s a broad, grassy valley surrounded by sharp, knife-edged peaks and domes that makes for some very beautiful scenery. But it’s always been a bit of a mystery how the meadow and the unique mix of geological features surrounding it formed. Now researchers think they may have uncovered clues to how the meadow formed and likely it has to do with the way the Sierra Nevada itself formed.
Check out the latest from the fine folks at Yosemite Nature Notes, Monarchs and Milkweeds, a really cool look into the complex ecosystem that is home to one of Yosemite’s prettiest visitors.
Don’t think this affects you? Wanna bet?
It’s the news nobody wanted to hear, it’s going to be a dry, dry summer.
Conspiracy theorists will yell “there’s no such thing”, while climatologists are saying “I told you so” but for whatever reason, climate change or what-have-you, the The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stopped moving.
A ballot proposal that would have led to the dismantling of O’Shaughnessy Dam and drained Hetch Hetcy valley has been defeated by San Francisco voters.
Tenaya Lake is getting a major makeover thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy. The makeover will consist of restoration to Tenaya Lake’s east beach and surrounding wetlands, and trails.
Frogs are thought to be the first indicator when something goes awry in the environment. If there are no frogs around, you can bet something is up. With how much we’ve managed to pollute the environment, it’s no wonder frog populations are declining world wide.