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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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Missing Cars Big Problem In Yosemite

| July 15, 2005
Missing Cars Big Problem In Yosemite

San Luis Obispo Tribune: Rangers at Yosemite National Park are looking for a faulty car-counting device after finding out their official visitor numbers were down eight percent, although last month was one of the busiest they can remember. “It’s really hard to believe we’re down compared to last year,” said park spokeswoman Adrienne Freeman. “Something […]

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What’s eating the trees?

| July 15, 2005
What's eating the trees?

Many have noticed discoloration of lodgepole pine forests in the greater Tuolumne Meadows area. This is due to a tiny moth called the lodgepole needle miner. The larvae live inside pine needles, eating them from the inside out, and only emerging in the late summer as small gray moths for a few weeks in the […]

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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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