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Warmer Weather On The Way

Warmer Weather On The Way

April 9, 2008 | Comments (0)

The National Weather Service has issued a high stream warning for the Sierra Nevada as a high pressure moves into the area bringing with it warmer temperatures. “A TRANSITION FROM SEASONAL WEATHER TO MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL WEATHER WILL TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK AS A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE WEST. THIS CHANGE [...]

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Crash! Boom! Bang!

Crash! Boom! Bang!

February 25, 2008 | Comments (0)

Call it some strange human fascination or maybe it was a little too much William Shatner and Rescue 911! growing up but I enjoy reading the recent incident reports over on the Friends of YOSAR (Yosemite Search and Rescue) website. Here’s an interesting photo from an accident that had occurred December 31st 2007 where a [...]

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

February 4, 2008 | Comments (0)

Here are some winter driving tips from the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans: “Before Heading for Snow Country: * 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 to your windshield washer [...]

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Traveler Update: Road Conditions Into Yosemite

Traveler Update: Road Conditions Into Yosemite

February 4, 2008 | Comments (0)

I just called and here are the current road conditions into Yosemite. Remember, these can change at any time so you are REQUIRED to carry snow chains and should be able to put them on. You can be fined if you are not. 140 (from Mariposa) R2 – Chains required into Yosemite. NO vehicles over [...]

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Beware of Trees - Their Bark is as Bad as Their Bite

Beware of Trees – Their Bark is as Bad as Their Bite

January 26, 2008 | Comments (0)

The NPS put out a warning today and I think Edie will attest to this fact based on her recent first hand knowledge: NPS: Additional snow will result in additional tree failures, sometimes in developed areas. Please be aware of your surroundings during and after winter storms. Parking under that big tree may mean less [...]

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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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