Water Involved Accidents Claim the Lives of Two Visitors

| August 24, 2005
Water Involved Accidents Claim the Lives of Two Visitors

NPS: Two visitors in Yosemite National Park have died in the last week due to water-related accidents. Rachael Neil, 22, of Mesa. Arizona was hiking with friends on the John Muir Trail above Nevada Fall. Neil slipped while jumping from rock to rock about ¼ mile above the waterfall and was pulled down stream and […]

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How to Release a Fish in Fly Fishing

| August 24, 2005
How to Release a Fish in Fly Fishing

Fishing in Yosemite is one of my favorite things to do. To me there’s just something magical about standing in a river with a long stick and trying to put myself in the mindset of the fish not to mention all the wonderous and beautiful places I go in pursuit of the sport. ehow.com has […]

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Irish Citizen killed in Yosemite fall

| August 24, 2005
Irish Citizen killed in Yosemite fall

RTE News: “The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that an Irish man died following a fall at the Yosemite National Park in the US state of California yesterday morning. It is believed the man was hiking with three friends in the Yosemite Falls area of the park when he lost his footing and fell […]

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Body of Missing Kayaker Found

| August 24, 2005
Body of Missing Kayaker Found

MyMotherLode.com: “Authorities say a body discovered in the Tuolumne River over the weekend may be that of a kayaker missing since June. Lt. George Ruckman of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office says the body was discovered Saturday in the Clavey Falls area where a man kayaking with three others went under the water and became […]

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Date of Adams Photograph Finally Uncovered

| August 23, 2005
Date of Adams Photograph Finally Uncovered

Yahoo! News: “US astronomers said they had pinpointed the moment and location when one of the most famous landscape pictures in photographic history was taken. “Autumn Moon, the High Sierra from Glacier Point,” taken by Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park, is a thrilling view of the American West, featuring a waxing Moon rising over […]

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Legal Wrangling Could End Climbing In Yosemite

| August 22, 2005
Legal Wrangling Could End Climbing In Yosemite

KTLA: “The rumble began high on the sheer cliff wall, like faraway thunder before a storm. A slab of granite as big as a railroad boxcar had let loose 1,300 feet up Glacier Point’s age-worn face. The million-pound rock cartwheeled and shattered, tracing a plume of dust downward toward Peter Terbush. In his last earthbound […]

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August – September Poll is Up

| August 21, 2005
August - September Poll is Up

The new poll is up and boy is it a doozy. Here’s this months poll: May 1 – September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 days, and only 7 of those days can be in Yosemite Valley or Wawona (NPS Camping Rules and Regulations). Do you think this rule is fair or should […]

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Yosemite Blog Poll: NPS Should Limit the Amount of Motor Vehicles Entering the Park

| August 21, 2005
Yosemite Blog Poll: NPS Should Limit the Amount of Motor Vehicles Entering the Park

Well it’s that time again. Time to post the results of the latest Yosemite Blog Poll and get your opinion on a new Yosemite topic. This month a record 45 people voted with the overwhelming majority (80%) agreeing that the National Park Service should impose a limit on the number of motor vehicles that can […]

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‘Shattered Air’ Remembered A Little Differently By Hikers

| August 20, 2005
'Shattered Air' Remembered A Little Differently By Hikers

A new book, “Shattered Air : A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite’s Half Dome” (Bob Madgic), tells the story of a group of hikers who ventured to the top of Half Dome and were caught in a thunderstorm. But for one group of hikers from Carmel California, the version in the book […]

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YODOGS: Yosemite’s Four Footed Heroes

| August 17, 2005
YODOGS: Yosemite's Four Footed Heroes

Ok. YODOGS rock. Friends of YOSAR: most of the YODOGs are “area dogs.” This means that instead of following a scent trail, the canine team is assigned to a specific area and the dog’s job is to find every person or fairly large object (like a pack) with human scent on it within that area. […]

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