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Bodies found may be missing Yosemite tourists

| October 1, 2005
Bodies found may be missing Yosemite tourists

In another sad event, it appears the bodies of the missing mother and son have been found along Tioga Pass just uphill from one of my more frequented campgrounds. I’ve seen several different reports in news papers but SF Gate seems to have the most in-depth article. The eastern slope of Tioga Pass can be […]

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Life Inside The Park

| September 27, 2005
Life Inside The Park

A few months ago I did an online interview with Edie who is working for the concessionaires about life and work in the Park. I’ve finally had a chance to work through the interview and post it. YB: Why did you want to work in Yosemite? Edie: I found myself, at the age of 45, […]

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When Passions Collide by Misha Logvinov

| September 27, 2005
When Passions Collide by Misha Logvinov

“It’s 4 AM and we wake from a short three-hour sleep just outside the West Gate of Yosemite National Park. Our rogue “campsite” was a discovery I made a few years back after realizing that civilized camping within park boundaries during tourist high season is impossible on short notice. Still barely awake, I silently drive […]

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Battle To Restore Hetch Hetchy Moves Into High Gear

| September 27, 2005
Battle To Restore Hetch Hetchy Moves Into High Gear

SignOnSanDiego.com: “An uncelebrated gem, Hetch Hetchy rewards visitors with towering granite cathedrals and cascading streams as postcard worthy as Half Dome or Vernal Falls. It is an escape to solitude, where even day-trippers can relish a true Yosemite experience without the bumper-to-bumper RVs and elbow-to-elbow visitors jostling on the main valley floor a mere 15 […]

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NPS Special Agent Collapses on Mist Trail

| September 27, 2005
NPS Special Agent Collapses on Mist Trail

Our deepest sympathies go out to the wife and family of Special Agent Madrid. KESQ: “The National Park Service said today that a park officer died while hiking to investigate a visitor fatality in Yosemite National Park. Special Agent Daniel Paul Madrid collapsed on the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park on Saturday. Fellow park […]

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Mother, 60, possibly missing in Yosemite Area

| September 27, 2005
Mother, 60, possibly missing in Yosemite Area

Atlanta Journal Constitution: “Xiaodong Yuan’s mother was visiting him from China and wanted to see two iconic American tourist spots: Yosemite National Park and Las Vegas. Yuan, a 34-year-old computer analyst who lives in Stockbridge, and Zhaohui Wang, who had just turned 60, flew to Las Vegas last Tuesday and then drove a rented car […]

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Fall is in the Air

| September 27, 2005
Fall is in the Air

Well fall is in the air and you know what that means, campground closures. Pretty much all the campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed and Wawona Campground is now on a first-com-first-served basis. Time to get out your snow chains and give ’em a check. Technorati Tags: yosemite

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Keeping a Part of History

| September 26, 2005
Keeping a Part of History

The Sierra Nevada is full of interesting and diverse places to see in and around Yosemite National Park. On one of my more favorite roads is an old cabin standing in a fabulous meadow. I’d seen the name of the cabin on the map but I’d never stopped to find out its story. Last weekend […]

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Ranchers and Government Square Off Over Bighorns

| September 25, 2005
Ranchers and Government Square Off Over Bighorns

Casper Star Tribune: “Once abundant, the bighorn declined so precipitously that six years ago they were added to the federal endangered species list. But as the population began to recover and bighorn wandered onto land used by domestic sheep, wildlife officials feared that bighorns would be exposed to a disease that could wipe out entire […]

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We Can Pull The Plug

| September 24, 2005
We Can Pull The Plug

Here’s an article showing how we can pull the plug on Hetch Hetchy and San Francisco will get along just fine. I’ve always believed the same thing. We are humans after all and we do adapt. Here’s the article. My Motherlode.com: “Researchers released a major study regarding the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, revealing that practical, reasonably […]

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