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Merced Expected to Flood Yosemite Valley This Weekend

Merced Expected to Flood Yosemite Valley This Weekend

June 3, 2010 | Comments (2)

The National Weather Service is expecting the Merced River to crest above flood stage early Sunday morning. The flooding isn’t expected to be as bad as the 1997 floods which washed out roads in the park but visitors should use caution when hiking along the river and on the Mist Trail. Last year one person [...]

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Caution: Deer Entering Roadway

Caution: Deer Entering Roadway

October 12, 2009 | Comments (0)

Deer in the headlights. Photo by Bert Dennison. Mule deer are beginning their yearly migration from the mountains to the foothills after the recent storm dusted the Sierra Nevada with the season’s first snow. Drivers are advised to use caution especially the first few hours before and after dawn and sunset when deer actively move [...]

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Ahwahnee Closed Through Friday at Noon

Ahwahnee Closed Through Friday at Noon

August 26, 2009 | Comments (1)

A sizable rock slide released from the Royal Arches closes the Ahwahnee while officials monitor the slide area. Photo courtesy Yosemiter.com. Ok the irony that i posted a shot of the 1996 Happy Isles rock slide this morning for the Morning Shot then today a rock slide occurred behind the Ahwahnee Hotel is just freaky. [...]

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Survive! Lost in the Snow

Survive! Lost in the Snow

August 24, 2009 | Comments (0)

Frazier’s SOS distress signal stomped into the snow and lined with tree boughs, as seen from the rescue helicopter before landing and evacuating him.

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Be Safe Around The Rivers - It's Up to You

Be Safe Around The Rivers – It’s Up to You

May 21, 2009 | Comments (0)

Docentjoyce posted this photo she took of the Merced River on Monday, May 18, 2009. Gives you a pretty good idea why it’s so difficult to find someone if they fall in. The rivers and streams are at their peak right now. Please, please, please exercise extra caution around water in the park this Memorial [...]

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Leaves of Three Let it Be

Leaves of Three Let it Be

May 21, 2009 | Comments (3)

Sure everyone has heard the old rhyme “leaves of three let it be” but if you were hiking through the woods could you identify poison oak? Don’t worry if you say you can’t. You’re not alone. Most people, even those previously exposed, have a hard time identifying Poison Oak. Poison Oak contains an irritating, oily [...]

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Get the Facts About the Swine Flu

Get the Facts About the Swine Flu

April 30, 2009 | Comments (1)

There’s a lot of media hype right now about the Swine Flu and since it’s on everyones mind I thought now might be a good time to post some FACTS about the Swine Flu. Before anyone emails me and asks, no, I haven’t heard of any cases in the Yosemite area. Centers for Disease Control: [...]

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YOSAR's John Dill Honored for Achievements

YOSAR’s John Dill Honored for Achievements

October 30, 2008 | Comments (0)

If you’ve ever wanted to meet a true hero I’d tell you to go to Yosemite and find John Dill. Dill has been THE face behind Yosemite’s Search and Rescue for over 38 years now. He’s taken part in almost every major rescue, he was there at the beginning when the original wall rats were [...]

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Sometimes Help Still Can't Get to You Right Away

Sometimes Help Still Can’t Get to You Right Away

October 9, 2008 | Comments (0)

Sometimes, even when you do everything right, help still can’t get to you. A Hillsborough man was found dead this weekend in the Emigrant Wilderness that borders Yosemite after authorities reported receiving the signal from a personal locator beacon. The Modesto Bee: “Rescue teams found the body of 42-year-old Christopher Andrews near Iceland Lake on [...]

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Rockfall above Curry Village this morning

Rockfall above Curry Village this morning

October 8, 2008 | Comments (0)

As Loyd mentioned, yes, there was a rockfall yesterday above Curry Village.  I’m uploading yesterday’s pics to flickr, will post link to slideshow here shortly.  I am fine.  Yes, there was ANOTHER rockfall this morning shortly before 7.  I was at my computer in my bathrobe and slippers, and felt the earthquake.  *Then* I heard [...]

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