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Don't Bring Your Own Firewood to Yosemite

Don’t Bring Your Own Firewood to Yosemite

March 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

While not necessarily an invasive species, this photo shows the damage that bugs can do to trees in Yosemite. Photo by Letsgetridofny. @YosemiteScience posted a link to this interesting page I hadn’t seen before. Yosemite National Park Service officials are asking that you don’t bring your own firewood into the park. Why? Because it can […]

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Are you ready for Half Dome?

Are you ready for Half Dome?

February 26, 2010 | Comments (5)

If you’re planning on a weekend trip to Yosemite this summer to climb the cables up Half Dome then you’re going to want to head over to Recreation.gov and make yourself familiar with the Half Dome signup page now. No you can’t make a reservation yet but like all major rock concerts and sporting events […]

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10 FEET of Snow Expected in Sierra

10 FEET of Snow Expected in Sierra

January 17, 2010 | Comments (2)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the northern Sierra Nevada warning that up to 10 feet of new snow is possible at higher elevations. “Snow is possible above 7000 feet late today. The snow will increase in intensity and the snow level will lower to near 6000 feet by Monday […]

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Which Road Should You Take into Yosemite in Winter?

Which Road Should You Take into Yosemite in Winter?

January 7, 2010 | Comments (3)

Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) into Yosemite, New Years Eve 2009. Photo by Janet Crum. I came across this photo on Flickr and it realize that there’s a topic I haven’t talked about yet, which road to take in winter. This is a photo of the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from San […]

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GPS Not the Way to Go to Yosemite

GPS Not the Way to Go to Yosemite

December 29, 2009 | Comments (3)

Four GPS devices in one car may not be enough to keep you on the right road headed to Yosemite. Photo by Karl Baron. Seems like once a year we need a reminder about the pitfalls of trusting GPS. Although GPS units are great (I happen to have 2 – a stand alone and one […]

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Lots To Do in Yosemite Over the Holiday

Lots To Do in Yosemite Over the Holiday

December 17, 2009 | Comments (1)

The Glacier Point Ski Hut offers one destination for cross country skiers and snow shoers. Photo by Thomas Kriese. If you’ve been thinking about heading to Yosemite over the holiday then come on. There’s a ton of stuff to do. Grab your skis and your snowboard, air up that inner tube, Badger Pass is opening […]

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Looking For Some Fall Color

Looking For Some Fall Color

October 14, 2009 | Comments (0)

Fall colors reflected in the still waters of the Merced River. Photo by Dale Carlson. Wanna know where you can find some fall color in Yosemite? @YosemiteScience has the info you need: Bigleaf maples on talus slopes and riparian woodlands from Cascades to Happy Isles are lighting up. The sugar maple near the Chapel and […]

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Snow & Rain Come to Yosemite

Snow & Rain Come to Yosemite

October 13, 2009 | Comments (0)

Radar is showing snow in the Sierra from Lake Tahoe to Kings Canyon. Tioga Pass in Yosemite is closed. Glacier Point Road is closed at Highway 41 in Chinquapin. Highway 120 from Groveland, 140 from Mariposa and 41 are still open but wet. Drive careful.

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Some Color But Nothing to Write Home About

Some Color But Nothing to Write Home About

September 16, 2009 | Comments (3)

Fall in the Eastern Sierra is punctuated by brilliant golden groves of aspen trees. Photo by Loyd Schutte. I’ve been getting emails and twitters all day about fall color in the Eastern Sierra. Some trees are indeed turning yellow but they’re still mostly a yellowish green. Looks like it’ll be another week before we really […]

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HIking Half Dome - What You Need to Know

HIking Half Dome – What You Need to Know

September 16, 2009 | Comments (0)

The cables up the side of Half Dome. It doesn’t look too hard in does it? Looks can be deceiving though. Photo by Sathish. Avuton wrote in: “A few months ago I have done a hike up to the top of the waterfall and enjoyed it immensely. Since then I’ve wanted to do the half-dome […]

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