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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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Avoid the Lines This Labor Day

Avoid the Lines This Labor Day

August 19, 2009 | Comments (3)

The five hour wait to get into Yosemite during peak summer months. And you thought the lines at Disneyland were bad? Photo by Dan Cunningham. Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in your car for 20 minutes waiting for the guy in the rental RV 25 cars up to stop asking questions and be on […]

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Climbing 101 (video)

Climbing 101 (video)

August 11, 2009 | Comments (0)

I’m not the person to ask about climbing. Me and high places, well, we don’t get a long. But if you’re looking to get into climbing this video has some pretty good information for the beginner. (via kathytucker88)

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Red Bear Dead Bear

Red Bear Dead Bear

August 10, 2009 | Comments (2)

National Park Service placed sign showing where a bear was killed by an automobile. Photo by Andy Sternberg. Do you know what the speed limit in the park is? Unless otherwise posted the speed limit is 35 on all Yosemite roadways. Excessive speed is the number one cause of human and animal fatalities in the […]

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Play It Safe - Save Half Dome Until Your Next Trip to Yosemite

Play It Safe – Save Half Dome Until Your Next Trip to Yosemite

June 2, 2009 | Comments (2)

Although it can be a “once in a lifetime chance” for some people, remember there is more to Yosemite than just hiking to the top of Half Dome and with the unstable air and thunder storms that are expected to last through the end of the week, you might want to choose to see some […]

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