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Category: Safety

Where Can I Get Gas in Yosemite?

Where Can I Get Gas in Yosemite?

January 21, 2008 | Comments (3)

View Larger Map Mike sent in an email and asked: “My wife Trisha, our 2 year old daughter Amy and I are headed up for Valentines Day. I saw Brian’s post about gas prices. Where is there to get gas in Yosemite?” Well Mike you have 3 basic options for gas inside the park. There’s [...]

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What You Know Could Save Your Life

What You Know Could Save Your Life

January 10, 2008 | Comments (0)

abc30.com: Rangers at Yosemite have rescued several people from the cold, wet conditions this winter. The pristine powder that now covers Yosemite’s slopes is a strong draw for skiers and snowshoers. Jeff Techau, Yosemite Visitor: ‘We came up with a group from San Luis Obispo area, we’ve been up here for two days, just having [...]

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Don't Go!

Don’t Go!

January 4, 2008 | Comments (0)

If you’re headed up to Yosemite this weekend or next, DON’T. That’s right. I said don’t go. The current weather forecast is for heavy rain, wind and snow for at least the next week. This storm is expected to carry on through next Friday January 11th so grab a good book, your favorite movie and [...]

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And the Winner of this Year's MacArthur Genius Award...

And the Winner of this Year’s MacArthur Genius Award…

December 27, 2007 | Comments (1)

Theresa and I set out on Glacier Point Road for a pre-work skate ski this morning only to find a traffic jam in the middle of the cross-country ski trail! Which winner of the MacArthur Genius Award had driven his or her car out onto the ski trail, we wondered, stranding not only himself, but [...]

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How To Be Safe While Driving This Winter

How To Be Safe While Driving This Winter

December 20, 2007 | Comments (0)

The California Department of Transportation has come up with some great hints and tips before you set off for the mountains this winter. Caltrans: “Make sure your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, heater and exhaust system are in top condition. Check your antifreeze and be ready for colder temperatures. You may want to add special solvent [...]

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Hwy 140 and 120 Construction News

Hwy 140 and 120 Construction News

December 11, 2007 | Comments (1)

Just to echo Edie’s earlier sentiments about construction driving to and from the Valley…  this was recently issued by NPS regarding restrictions on travel at the 120/140 junction.  (Hwy 41 is not impacted.)  Careful guys – don’t get stuck! ____________________________________________ December 10, 2007 El Portal Road Reconstruction Hours Announced in Yosemite National Park: Road construction [...]

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More Snow Means More Winter Closings

More Snow Means More Winter Closings

December 7, 2007 | Comments (0)

Snow and winter weather is officially signaling the beginning of winter which means some services will be closing until next spring. Currently the Mariposa Grove Gift Shop is now closed for the season. Also, the RV sanitary dump at Wawona is closed for the season. If you should need to use the RV dump station [...]

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Caution: Construction Ahead

Caution: Construction Ahead

November 8, 2007 | Comments (0)

A lot of road work projects are currently underway in Yosemite Valley and with the quickly approaching winter months everyone should use a little extra caution while driving in the Valley. NPS: “Over the next two days Northside Drive will close again for eastbound traffic and will close for westbound traffic at El Cap Crossover. [...]

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Roadwork Ahead

Roadwork Ahead

September 24, 2007 | Comments (0)

Several roads within Yosemite are undergoing repair and maintenance. Culvert work is being done in the Valley. Some roads may be closed or rerouted around construction zones. Please use caution when entering a construction zone and watch your speed. The speed limit in construction zones is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Law enforcement personnel are [...]

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A Bunch of Real Life Heroes

A Bunch of Real Life Heroes

September 19, 2007 | Comments (0)

I’d like to take a second to focus on a great group of guys and gals who work tirelessly day and night, in rain and snow risking their own lives to help others. Their work reads like an adventure novel. Their exploits seem almost fictional but in truth they’re quite real. I’m not talking about [...]

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