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Bird of Paradise: High Sierra Vacation

| July 24, 2005
Bird of Paradise: High Sierra Vacation

This job is great. I get to meet so many great and interesting people, take Jim Tweedie for instance. I came across Jim’s site the other day and saw some excellent photos of his vacation in the High Sierra with his brother. I sent off an email asking if he minded if I linked to […]

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Limiting Visitors to the Park

| July 23, 2005
Limiting Visitors to the Park

There was just recently a Yosemite planning meeting that asked the same question that I asked in the poll, should the NPS impose a limit on the number of motorvehicles that can enter the Park? Right now the votes on the poll are a resounding yes with 20 votes in favor of limiting vehicles entering […]

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U.C. Davis Student in Yosemite Along John Muir Trail

| July 23, 2005
U.C. Davis Student in Yosemite Along John Muir Trail

KXTV: Authorities near Yosemite National Park are searching for a U.C. Davis student who has been missing since June. Friends said Hyundo Ahn, a linguistics major from South Korea, was last seen in the Yosemite National Park June 20 as he prepared to begin a 12-day hike along the 211-mile John Muir trail. Ahn had […]

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Tyrolean Traverse

| July 23, 2005
Tyrolean Traverse

P7140022 Originally uploaded by Ambitious Wench. Edie captured a great pic the other day of a climber doing a Tyrolean traverse to Lost Arrow Spire. You definitely need to see this one at full size. It’s worth it.

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Plan on hitting the water? Be careful.

| July 22, 2005
Plan on hitting the water? Be careful.

Sierra Star: Yosemite National Park officials are reminding the public that although water levels in the Merced River are dropping, river conditions are still unsafe outside of designated swimming and rafting areas. Visitors are asked to obey all posted signs and warnings. Swift water incidents, including rescues and injuries, have occurred when visitors have failed […]

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Bears!

| July 20, 2005
Bears!

Everyone knows I love bears and even though I may do stupid things sometimes, I consider myself to be “above average” on proper bear ettiquette. I’ve always hung food, even when there were no signs advising a need for it, or used bear lockers, cleaned out my car before making sure there was no garbage […]

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New Rules Put Rangers and Climbers At Odds

| July 20, 2005
New Rules Put Rangers and Climbers At Odds

This year there was a change in the rules for overnight camping in Yosemite Valley allowing visitors to camp in Yosemite Valley only 7 days. Though the move was meant to encourage more visitors to explore other areas of the Park it’s left members of the climbing community out in the cold. South Florida Sun-Sentinel: […]

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I have the most

| July 19, 2005
I have the most

I have the most awesome readers of any blogger. There was just a study that came out that said readers couldn’t figure out what comments were for or how to use them but you guys have figured it out no problem. I’d like to share with you a comment I got on one my posts […]

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The Best Job In The World

| July 18, 2005
The Best Job In The World

Modesto Bee: On summer days when the mosquitoes are not too bloodthirsty, William Wunderlich, an intriguing figure in Brooks Brothers and Dockers, walks to work. It is a spectacular trek amid giant redwoods framed by towering granite walls. Bright blue Steller’s jays perform their comedy routine. Yosemite Falls roars its greeting. More than once in […]

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Scripps Howard News Service

| July 17, 2005
Scripps Howard News Service

SHNS: A new alliance of seven American Indian tribes on Thursday demanded a role in restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley, an idea under study by a team of state officials. Calling themselves the Tribal Forum of Indigenous Peoples, the group formed in April in response to growing public debate about the future of Hetch Hetchy. The […]

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