If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see a bighorn sheep in Yosemite then you’ve witnessed something very special that very few visitors ever see. But now that is all changing.
It’s the news nobody wanted to hear, it’s going to be a dry, dry summer.
Tenaya Lake is getting a major makeover thanks to the Yosemite Conservancy. The makeover will consist of restoration to Tenaya Lake’s east beach and surrounding wetlands, and trails.
Frogs are thought to be the first indicator when something goes awry in the environment. If there are no frogs around, you can bet something is up. With how much we’ve managed to pollute the environment, it’s no wonder frog populations are declining world wide.
The Department of Water Resources conducted their first manual snowpack survey of the year Tuesday January 3rd showing that the Sierra Nevada snowpack water content level is only 19 percent of average for early January. The Northern Sierra Nevada is 21 percent of average, the central is 13 percent and the southern is 26 percent of average.
Jorma, the guy who makes the awesome time-lapse videos from the Yosemite Conservancy webcams, posted a photo on his website that mirrors exactly what I’ve been wondering the last couple of weeks. Where’s the snow?
The gray wolf was thought to be a pest and, like the California Grizzly, eradicated in the 1920’s. This marks the first time a wild gray wolf has been in California in almost 100 years.
What happens to that surrounding forrest directly affects what happens in Yosemite that’s why a decision by a federal judge to continue prohibiting road construction in National Forrest comes as good news for for hikers, backpackers, fishermen, hunters, campers and about anyone who loves traipsing around in the back country.
Looking for something fun to do? How about helping clean up Yosemite with a bunch of climbers and other volunteers. It’s a great way to make new friends, hang out and have fun while doing something good for the park!