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Morning in Yosemite, July 29, 2006

It was just such a great morning in Yosemite, I had to write something. I haven't been getting as much exercise lately as I would like because of various work things.

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Highway 140 open limited hours beginning July 31, 2006

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Park Visitation up 6% in June (2006)

I keep hearing people say that the park seems less crowded this year because of gas prices and Highway 140 being closed and all that, but everywhere I look the traffic seems worse than ever.

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No Summit for Marc

I mentioned Marc Herremans' El Cap ascent last time. Marc came down on the second day.

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Highway 140 MAY reopen on July 29

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El Capitan shuttle (2006)

I should have posted this long ago. Finally, after years of waiting and pleading, NPS and DNC have put together a shuttle to take visitors to El Cap meadows.

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Rocky Mountain Trail Clearance Sale - 60%

Rocky Mountain Trail is also having a

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Paraplegic Marc Herremans to climb El Capitan

See my update for how this turned out.

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Butterflies and more, Jul 6, 2006

Who ever thought I'd have so much trouble putting up a picture a week, since I often take 500 pictures in a good week.

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Tioga Pass Opens (June 16-22, 2006)

Tioga Pass opened surprisingly early this year given how much snow we had.

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Photos of the Highway 140 Rock Slide

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Highway 140 Update (3 June 2006)

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Memorial Day: Traffic, Snow and Hail

As is typical on Memorial Day, Yosemite Valley is crowded beyond belief. Currently (2:00pm on Saturday) there are traffic jams near Bridal Veil, Sentinel Bridge and Ahwahnee Meadow.

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Highway 140 Closed AGAIN

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Highway 140 and Tioga Pass update

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Highway 140 and Glacier Point Road are OPEN (24 May 2006)

Glacier Point Road is now open which should relieve some congestion from the Valley over the Memorial Weekend.

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Traffic Problems due to Highway 140 Closure (May 21, 2006)

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Spring is Here (May 13-19 2006)

Spring is unquestionably here. Waterfalls booming, the Merced pushing against its banks, dogwoods blooming, birds building nests, and yellow pollen covering everything.

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Highway 140 Still Closed including access to Hite Cove (May 14, 2006)

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Waterfalls Everywhere (April 28 - May 12 2006)

Spring is here to the thunderous applause of the waterfalls. High flow and loud noise make sfor some excellent viewing and it doesn't seem to have peaked quite yet.

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Snow and Water Levels, May 14 2006; Dogwoods Blooming

I hope to get out soon and see more of the high country, but at 6000 feet there are only a few patches of snow here and there right now, though many trails are deep underwater.

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Yosemite Snow Levels, February 12, 2006

Update April 11, 2006: It's still snowing with snow levels today at about 6,000 feet, which means that driving is pretty good most places (though

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Winter won't go away (Mar 31 - April 6, 2006)

The Yosemite Chapel looks quaint and prosaic in the snow but, truth be told, most people around here are getting rather fed up and we're ready to see some spring!

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Badger Cross Country open until April 16

The season is over at Badger Pass downhill area. It was quite an end to the year, with almost daily snowstorms.

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Rail Creek Ski Trail and Snow Storms, March 2006

A snowy week. Epic driving and a fun trip down Rail Creek with Erich and Benito in the fading light after work.

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