Half Dome Crazy

| November 13, 2005
Half Dome Crazy

Amy Balfour wrote this awesome article which appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about her experience hiking the backside of Half Dome. You have to read it. It’s fantastically witty, humorous, and engaging. Here’s a clip to get you warmed up. Sun-Sentinel : “I approach the cables on this warm July 4th weekend, scrutinizing my […]

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Reader Questions: What’s it like in December?

| November 12, 2005
Reader Questions: What's it like in December?

Peter sent me an email and asked: “I was thinking about coming to Yosemite in December – I gotta make 2 pilgimages a year – and this year I’ve been lacking. Anyhow, what’s it like in December? Is there gonna be snow? Are there a lot of bears? Will I spend all my time in […]

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Giant Sequoias Make a Lasting Impression

| November 5, 2005
Giant Sequoias Make a Lasting Impression

Columbia Daily Tribune: “The largest remaining stand of sequoias in the world is found in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park in California, which I visited in September. It is so impressive that people have felt a strong urge to note the individuality of the giant trees by giving them names. At one time, most […]

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Eyesore substation removed from Yosemite Valley

| November 2, 2005
Eyesore substation removed from Yosemite Valley

One of the things I’ve always thought was totally out of place and destroyed the beauty of Yosemite has been removed. The big green electrical substation at the end of Camp 4 has been an eyesore since the 1990’s when it was taken out of operation but that’s no more. The substation was removed by […]

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Envoys from China Visit Yosemite

| November 2, 2005
Envoys from China Visit Yosemite

If you were in Yosemite yesterday you may have noticed the hubbub as NPS officials put on their finery and for a meeting with a delegation of Chinese conservation professionals. Part of an ongoing exchange program between the Department of Interior and the State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China, the group met […]

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End of the Month Poll Results and a New Poll

| October 30, 2005
End of the Month Poll Results and a New Poll

Well I let this poll run a bit long because I was having a hard time keeping track where I started it and putting up a new one at the end of the month seemed a logical idea. The new poll is already up in the far right hand column and this month it’s a […]

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Happy Birthday Yosemite Blog!!!

| October 29, 2005
Happy Birthday Yosemite Blog!!!

Happy Birthday to Yosemite Blog!! One year ago this week I began writing Yosemite Blog. Thank you everyone for the great feedback, the cool friends I’ve made, and all the great stuff you send me.

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Some Changes Have Occurred Overnight

| October 29, 2005
Some Changes Have Occurred Overnight

To coincide with the one year birthday of Yosemite Blog I’ve instituted some changes. If you’re reading this on the site you will have already noticed the new look. If you haven’t been to the site I urge you go check it out now. I switched the software that runs Yosemite Blog from MovableType to […]

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Yosemite Gets 5″ of Early Season Snow Forcing Closure of Glacier and Tioga Roads

| October 28, 2005
Yosemite Gets 5" of Early Season Snow Forcing Closure of Glacier and Tioga Roads

I noted yesterday that I was watching it snow at Glacier Point on the Yosemite Association webcam well the snow accumulation was enough that it forced the closure of the Glacier Point and Tioga Roads. AP : About five inches of snow has forced the closure of several roads in Yosemite National Park, at least […]

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An Evening of Super Natural Fun in Yosemite

| October 27, 2005
An Evening of Super Natural Fun in Yosemite

Daily Report – Yosemite National Park: The Park Interpretive Staff will be hosting an evening of “super natural” fun for the whole family from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Happy Isles Nature Center this Saturday, October 29th. There will be arts and crafts, “Investigation Stations” on owls, bats, insects and night animals as well as […]

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