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Hetch Hetchy: Just Another Damn Getting Demolished

| July 12, 2005
Hetch Hetchy: Just Another Damn Getting Demolished

Time: “To some, the O’Shaughnessy Dam is a monument to the skills of the Irish-American engineer who built it. Elegant is the word that Susan Leal, general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, uses to describe the curved wedge of rock and concrete that soars 300 ft. above the floor of the Hetch […]

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Don’t tear down Yosemite’s dam / Drain the reservoir, you’ll get swamps and mosquitoes

| July 12, 2005
Don't tear down Yosemite's dam / Drain the reservoir, you'll get swamps and mosquitoes

SF Gate: “A “Restore Hetch Hetchy” movement seeks to dismantle San Francisco’s O’Shaughnessy Dam and drain the reservoir it created north of Yosemite Valley. “Let the great granite walls and booming waterfalls speak for themselves, ” Restore’s director, Ron Good, wrote in a recent newsletter. But those walls and waterfalls do speak for themselves. They […]

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Hiking in Tuolumne Meadows, Parker Pass and Mono Pass

| July 11, 2005
Hiking in Tuolumne Meadows, Parker Pass and Mono Pass

Dan Mitchell just got back from hiking in Tuolumne Meadows and it looks like he had an awesome day. Here’s a little from Dan as well as an AWESOME photo of Parker Pass. Dan: I wanted to do some photography and to see the Tuolumne area before all of the snow melts, so yesterday I […]

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Unusual Snow Pack Spells Trouble For Even Experienced Hikers

| July 10, 2005
Unusual Snow Pack Spells Trouble For Even Experienced Hikers

Fresno Bee: “Sun-blushed hikers lunch at picnic tables next to banks of snow. Waterfalls thunder and there are lakes where no lakes were before. It’s an unusual beauty. While not exactly Christmas in July, it is at most early spring in the high Sierra this summer as a deep snowpack melts slowly. But the unique […]

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A Walk on the Wild Side

| July 10, 2005
A Walk on the Wild Side

The other day I noticed Harold Davis started posting photos from a backpacking trip into the High Sierra on his weblog Digitalfieldguide Photoblog 2.0. Well Harold has started writing uphis adventure and it’s one you’ll have to read. What an adventure. Here’s a teaser. Harold: “Perhaps it is a good time to start making clear […]

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Yosemite Camping Reservations

| July 9, 2005
Yosemite Camping Reservations

So you wanna go camping in Yosemite and stay in the Valley but you’re not sure if there’s a campground open at the time of year you want to go. Yosemite Sites takes care of that for you. They have a graphical representation of the 3 campgrounds in Yosemite Valley and the openings by day. […]

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Campground Openings

| July 8, 2005
Campground Openings

Tuolumne Meadows and Bridalveil Creek campgrounds are now open for the season. Technorati Tags: California, camping, yosemite

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Flower

| July 8, 2005
Flower

P7030036 Originally uploaded by Ambitious Wench. Edie took an awesome shot of this flower, although I don’t know what it’s called. Can anyone help me out?

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Missing Scout Leaving Clues

| July 8, 2005
Missing Scout Leaving Clues

Though not in Yosemite I thought this was worth posting. If you happen to be headed into that area please keep a sharp eye out. Remember, if you ever become lost in the woods, stop and stay. Searchers have an easier time finding you. Fresno Bee: A missing Selma Boy Scout is apparently leaving clues […]

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Sierra Clouds

| July 7, 2005
Sierra Clouds

Sierra wave #3 Originally uploaded by mlog. It’s not exactly Yosemite but mlog took this awesome shot of clouds over the Sierra. From the eastern side they look so awesome as the winds coming over the crest carve and shape them into a stunning display. Nice work.

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