Category: Travel

Wednesday Weekend Weather: August 17th - 19th 2007

Wednesday Weekend Weather: August 17th – 19th 2007

August 15, 2007 | Comments (0)

If you’re headed up to the park this weekend looks like you’re in for some great weather. Not a lot of rain forecast but decent temperatures and lots of sun so make sure to take that extra sunblock. Don’t foreget it’s easy to get a sunburn at higher altitudes on cooler days because you don’t […]

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Save Water. It's a Good Idea

Save Water. It’s a Good Idea

August 14, 2007 | Comments (0)

This years drier than normal winter means water is in short supply this summer. In several areas flush toilets have been already replaced by portolets in an effort to conserve water. If you’re going to be staying in Yosemite over the next couple of months here’s how you can do your part to help conserve. […]

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Perseids Make for a Great Show This Weekend

Perseids Make for a Great Show This Weekend

August 10, 2007 | Comments (0)

Headed up to the park this weekend? Stay up late and watch the Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to be at its best this year, producing one or two meteors per minute during its peak hours Sunday night and early Monday morning. Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through […]

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What's In My Bag

What’s In My Bag

August 10, 2007 | Comments (0)

People often ask me what I carry when I go shooting. Although this photo is kind of old and I have updated to a 5g iPod and a 15″ Powerbook and added a few more lenses this is still pretty much what goes with me. (Click on the image to see a larger image with […]

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Can't Get a Room in Yosemite? There's Plenty to do in Tuolumne Meadows.

Can’t Get a Room in Yosemite? There’s Plenty to do in Tuolumne Meadows.

August 9, 2007 | Comments (0)

Charlie writes in: We’re going to be in Yosemite on the week beginning Sunday 9th September for around three nights.We booked accommodation in Tuolumne Meadows, probably not quite realising how far it is to the valley. However there seems to be no bookable accommdation available at the main Valley places that I know (North Pines, […]

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Wednesday's Weekend Weather: Aug 10 - Aug12

Wednesday’s Weekend Weather: Aug 10 – Aug12

August 8, 2007 | Comments (0)

Here’s a new feature I’m adding to help those headed up to the park for the weekend, Wednesday’s Weekend Weather. Every wednesday I’ll post the weekends weather forecast from weather.com so you know whether or not taking that extra sweater is a good idea or if you should get some SPF 80 sunblock instead. So […]

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Red Bear Dead Bear

Red Bear Dead Bear

August 7, 2007 | Comments (1)

Almost everyone I’ve talked to has told me the one animal they hope to see in Yosemite is a bear and I admit, they’re my favorite too. Right now bears are active all over the park. Every campground gets a nightly visit that’s why it’s important for you to properly lock up your food in […]

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Will My Cell Phone Work in Yosemite?

Will My Cell Phone Work in Yosemite?

August 7, 2007 | Comments (6)

Paul writes in to ask: My wife and I are buying our first house. We’re planning on camping at Upper Pines on the Friday August 10th. Will I be able receive and make phone calls on my cell phone while in Yosemite? Well Paul that’s a tricky question and not to sound ambiguous but it’s […]

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Going Camping? Here's What's Open and Some Advice

Going Camping? Here’s What’s Open and Some Advice

August 6, 2007 | Comments (0)

Yosemite Valley: Upper, Lower, and North Pines Campgrounds are open; reservations are required. Camp 4 is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside Yosemite Valley: Hodgdon Meadow and Wawona Campgrounds are open; reservations are required. Bridalveil Creek, Tamarack Flat, Crane Flat, White Wolf, Yosemite Creek, Porcupine Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows are open on a first-come, […]

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Wake Up! You're in Camp 4!

Wake Up! You’re in Camp 4!

July 30, 2007 | Comments (0)

If you’re one of those people who love the idea of staying in historic Camp 4, the longtime home of climbing in Yosemite, or you just couldn’t get a reservation and want to try your hand at the “first come first served” campsites then take a look at this great photo Terry Chay stitched together […]

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