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Merced Sun-StarBlauert: A flood of water, peopleMerced Sun-StarCLOSER TO HOME, Eastman Lake has reopened for day use after this winter's rockslide. The campground will be closed until sometime in July, but you can launch a boat or fish along the shore at the Chowchilla Recreation Area on the west side of the lake. ...
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Slackliners raise their sport to new heights at Smith RockAlbany Democrat HeraldYosemite National Park, where highlining was born in the early 1980s, takes a similar attitude to the sport, but others are not always so tolerant. Mosbaugh and Sloss say they've run into occasional opposition from rangers at other highlining hotspots, ...and more »
Slackliners raise their sport to new heights at Smith RockCorvallis Gazette TimesYosemite National Park, where highlining was born in the early 1980s, takes a similar attitude to the sport, but others are not always so tolerant. Mosbaugh and Sloss say they've run into occasional opposition from rangers at other highlining hotspots, ...and more »
SalonThe magic nostalgia of the epic train rideSalonIn the midst of the Civil War, in 1864, a vocal group of advocates convinced Abraham Lincoln to set aside the land of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias for the state of California. And the well-conceived parks infrastructure that we ...and more »
Merced Sun-StarFeeling butterflies: Mariposa festival taking off againMerced Sun-StarMARIPOSA -- When the Ferguson rockslide on Highway 140 closed an entrance to Yosemite National Park, news reports made it sound as if Mariposa was closed to through traffic. Business owners became concerned about a local economy that ...
Preview of Mysticalsugar's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Yosemite National Park, United States Entry Title: "We got to sit in the front!" Entry: "wednesday night we went to bubba gumps for dinner and brian did take some pics, and we had an absolutely wonderful time, but were very tired and had a 7.30am start on our journey on thursday. well what a surpirse, we got the front seat in the bus, so brian was in his element taking pics because you could see so much more, and it was a tad more scary too as you could see all the traffic and all the tight bends the 45' bus had to negoiate but it was fun. We stopped at merced for lunch and we just got a couple of quick salads and sat out in the sun (which has been in short supply the past few days) and had our lunch then we were back on the bus to head into yosemite national park. we dropped off our bags first so they would all be in our rooms when we got back, and then off we went. omg what a sight. there was a huge rock slide on the road in that happened a couple of years ago and aparently the road was closed for about 1 year until the built two one way bridges and a one lane road on the opposite side of the river. the slip is still there and you have to wait at lights until each way is clear before you go. brian did get some pics of the huge slip. we have been told they probably wont repair the ...
Preview of Usa2009aswm's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Yosemite National Park, United States Entry Title: "Beauty on Our Doorstep" Entry: "On arrival at Yosemite Bug Inn we decided to take a cabin rather than permanent tent as the communal showers and toilets didn't look that great and they were a bit of a hike up the hill from the tent. We were in luck and there was a cabin available and the shared bathroom was just between us and our nextdoor neighbours. It felt like home straight away. We had a deck out the front which we used most nights to have a drink and watch the stars. There is also a cafe which does good meals and serves beer and wine, and they had live music every night we were there. Very cool atmosphere. The first day we headed into Yosemite National Park and headed straight to Bridal Veil Falls. There wasn't much water coming down but it was still beautiful... and would have been even more so if there hadn't been as many tourists. We got talking to a local though and that was interesting. We then headed off to the Mirror Lake trail. Again we found Yosemite Village and Curry Village very busy with tourists and parking was slim. We had to park at Curry Village and take the free bus to the trail head. We took the dirt path which ended up being a mistake as it was covered in dry horse **** which meant loads of flies (we later ...
On Monday, March 21st Yosemite National Park was closed due to wide spread storm damage including rock slide, power outages and fallen trees. The following is a short video I put together to give viewers a brief, insiders update. Post will be left open for comments and questions.
Preview of Popusa2008's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Mariposa, United States Entry Title: "Day 185 Bakersfield - Yosemite - Mariposa" Entry: "Day 185 Yosemite - Mariposa - California We left Bakersfield, all commenting about the nice park. No expense has been spared in creating this an RVer's friendly park. The route took us from dry arid country into a rise in elevation, but also, surprising enough into some farmland. Firstly cattle grazing country, then past some huge farms and cattle feed lots. It was an amazing transformation and this was also interspersed with fruit trees and grape or wine farms. Certainly a more interesting drive than across the Mojave Desert. The route began to narrow as we passed through Fresno and on up into the Yosemite area. The road into the park narrowed and became a little winding before we entered the actual park. This took us through some wonderful old forest and trees, Ponderosa pines, and some Sequoia as well, we believe. Again we used our National Parks pass to enter the Famous park. The park road became rather narrow and winding and took a bit of negotiating for the Castle. By this time we were searching for a place for lunch, the maps supplied are never in proportion to the actual, and they also do not supply distances. We hauled over at the first available nominated toilet area with a store handy. The ...
Preview of Vayacondios's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Mariposa, United States Entry Title: "Oh Yosemite!!" Entry: "Ever since we arrived in the States, we've been telling people that we've come to 'do the National Parks'. Most people replied "Oh, Yosemite is my favourite." So now we headed off across country to see what all the fuss was about. To get there we had to cross the San Joachim Valley, by a fairly circuitous route, made more so by the GPS. When we bought it I was afraid that it would always direct us on freeways instead of the secondary roads we prefer but, no ..... on the way to Mariposa we travelled on Sandy Mush Rd & missed every town but one. It apparently draws a straight line between two points & finds the closest 'roads' to that line - whether they are back streets or fire breaks. Bill, our host in Mariposa, told us that they have to rescue several people every year in Yosemite, who have been lead up impassable tracks by their GPS! When we left Monterey, the fog was just lifting & the breeze was cool. As we drove down into the valley it got hotter & hotter, hitting about 98 degrees F. At 5.00pm in Mariposa it was still in the nineties - a bit of a shock to the system! Iced coffee seemed the answer so we walked into a cafe, which turned out to be a perfectly preserved 50s diner, with red & chrome stools & puffy red curved ...
Preview of Fisheye's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Yosemite National Park, United States Entry Title: "Valley Floor" Entry: "Cold February morning, and Magellan and I are heading into Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Valley) from Mariposa CA on the SR-140. It is about an hour to and hour and a half drive from Mariposa. Normally the trip would take 40 minutes, but with the Ferguson Rock Slide on Highway 140, you could have a 15 to 30 minute wait to cross the one way bridge at the signal light. Also, at the junction where the SR-120 meets SR-140 they are rebuilding the road and you could experience a 15 to 30 minute wait at that signal light too. Typically Highway 140 is the best road to take into the Valley. Of the three roads into the valley it is at the lowest elevation, which is why they call it the all weather road. SR-120 and SR-41 are mostly higher and experience more snow and colder weather. It had snowed earlier in the week. So with our trusty Honda Element AWD and armed with backup snow chains we made our way into the Yosemite Valley. The drive up was amazing. Everything was covered with a thick blanket of fresh snow. The Merced River was running swift which is a good sign. This means that their will be water in the water falls. When Magellan and I arrived on the Valley floor we drove to the Yosemite Village. We got a place to park ...
Preview of Irenen42's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: El Portal, United States Entry Title: "Napa to Yosemite" Entry: "Checked out this morning to head to Yosemite (home of Yogi Bear!). Stopped at Artesa winery which was on a hill, so provided pretty views of the Napa valley. Some specatcular views of mountains along the way. We had been taking the "rock slide" signs that we had been seeing with a grain of salt, but we passed an area of road where about 500m of the road had to be bypassed because it was covered with a mound of rock from a slide. Just past the slide, we hit our first minor snag of the trip - flat tyre! Gotta own up, I was driving! Anyway we had to pull over and change it. In Australia, you would have had someone pull over and ask if you were ok. Here, we had at least 20 cars pass us, one pulled over a little distance up apparently to watch the show, but no-one approached us. We were also in a place where we had no cell phone reception.. But, all good in the end! Arrived at the hotel and checked in. Our room has a balcony which overlooked the river and had views of the mountains. We had pizza and wine for dinner.. mmmmm. $40 bottle of Cab Sav, plus pizza.. not exactly classy, but who cares! No wireless here either, but we ARE in a national park :)" Read and see more at: www.travelpod.com Photos from this trip: 1. "Napa Valley ...
The main exit from Yosemite was closed by a rock slide forcing us to leave by the snow packed Highway 41. We had chains but this was really a nerve-stretching drive.
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tripwow.tripadvisor.com The best pictures of Yosemite National Park taken by travel bloggers at TravelPod.com the web's premier travel blogging platform. Slideshow created at TripWow.com by TripAdvisor™. Top Pics of Yosemite National Park - "47" by Sepp from a blog titled "Yosemite" Excerpt: "Von Fresno gings weiter Richtung Yosemite Park, soll man sich anschauen hat man mir gesagt. Gegenueber dem Sequoia ist die Anfahrt geradezu angenehm, obwohl es auch auf 6000 Fuss raufgeht. Die meiste Zeit faehrt man im Wald und sieht nur Baeume. Der Verkehr war nicht gross, ich hatte meine Ruhe beim Radfahren und das Wetter wieder " ... - "El Capitain" by Kezza278 from a blog titled "Yosemite National Park" Excerpt: "Today was the trip to Yosemite! There was a small tour bus of 11 passengers and after being collected at 6.30 in the morning we set off on the 200 mile, 4 hour drive to Yosemite National Park! We arrived at the park just after 11am and the sun was already beating down. The first stop in the park was at the Sequoia Trees where we " ... - "Yosemite National Park 6" by Exploreamerica from a blog titled "Yosemite National Park" Excerpt: "I had set three alarms to wake up early to drive in to the park and catch a morning ranger program. Somehow NONE of the three alarms functioned when they needed too! Luckily Diana called and woke me up somewhat early. Since I already explored the southern portion of Yosemite yesterday, I made a direct one hour drive north into the ...
tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor™ company) El Capitan Yosemite National Park Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite. Read more at: www.travelpod.com Travel blogs from El Capitan: - "... Just before the village I stopped by this meadow with a terrific view of El Capitan ..." - "... Across the road from here was El Capitan, the world's largest granite monolith (translation: a big rock) and offering some of the best rock climbing in the world ..." Read these blogs and more at: www.travelpod.com Photos from: - Yosemite National Park, California, United States Photos in this video: - "Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan & Half Dome" by Cusan from a blog titled "Day 27; Sentinel Dome and Big Trees!" - "Half Dome & El Capitan with Sunset Shadows" by Gra8ful from a blog titled "Beauty of Yosemite" - "El Capitan from the hike to Yosemite Falls" by Mdrury from a blog titled "Hiking sucks!" - "Chrisso @ El Capitan in Yosemite Nat Park" by Tphilip75 from a blog titled "Yosemite National Park" - "El Capitan - left & Half dome - right" by Nikandads2008 from a blog titled "Staggering Yosemite National Park & Waterfalls!!" - "Valley View of El Capitan" by Mdrury from a blog titled "Yosemite or Bust, literally." - "El Capitan in the clouds" by Arealhighlander from a blog titled "Day 11 Yosemite National Park" - "El Capitan" by Tridentalx from a blog titled "Lakes and Mountains"
tripwow.tripadvisor.com -Created at tripwow.tripadvisor.com by TravelPod Attractions TripAdvisor™ TripWow Yosemite Valley Yosemite National Park to Yosemite National Park by TravelPod Attractions. Title: Yosemite Valley Yosemite National Park Cities visited on this trip: - Yosemite National Park, California, United States Photos in this video: "Panorama from Glacier Point & Yosemite Valley" from a blog entry titled "Yosemite................................" by TravelPod member kptravel "The view of Yosemite Valley as you enter it." from a blog entry titled "Yosemite!" by TravelPod member jandspeffer "Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan & Half Dome" from a blog entry titled "Day 27; Sentinel Dome and Big Trees!" by TravelPod member cusan "View of Yosemite valley from Columbia Rock" from a blog entry titled "YOSEMITE – HUGE, AMAZING, FANTASTIC!!" by TravelPod member toddfamily "Looking back into Yosemite Valley from top" from a blog entry titled "Yosemite aka Little Manhattan National Park" by TravelPod member jwmoles "Yosemite Valley - Half Dome in background" from a blog entry titled "Yosemite aka Little Manhattan National Park" by TravelPod member jwmoles "First View into Yosemite Valley" from a blog entry titled "Yosemite National Park" by TravelPod member katenjosh "First view over Yosemite valley" from a blog entry titled "Yosemite and Death Valley" by TravelPod member aliandjon "Yosemite valley from the river" from a blog entry titled "YOSEMITE – HUGE ...
Hollister Free LanceERSKINE: A simple way to be a better nature photographerHollister Free LanceRather than seek the obvious shot of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls - a picture a chimp could take - photography has taught me to seek unlikely subtle subjects ...
On top of the worldTrading Markets (press release)Although he has made numerous speed ascents of El Capitan's sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park in California, the mystical mountain that stands at ...and more »
Lode leaders air road worriesStockton RecordMariposa County Supervisor Lyle Turpin said he's still waiting to repair a key stretch of Highway 140 that was buried by a rock slide in June 2006. ...
Press-Register - al.com (blog)Mobile father, son take on Half Dome trekPress-Register - al.com (blog)The day following the Half Dome experience, the White family took a bike ride through the valley and narrowly missed a rockslide. the unique occurred at ...and more »
Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley — possibly Yosemite's most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4737 ft (1444 m) above the valley floor. Half Dome is nearly as whole as it ever was. The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome which has lost its northwest half is an illusion. From Glacier Point or from Washburn Point, Half Dome can be seen as a thin ridge of rock oriented northeast-southwest, with its southeast side almost as steep as its northwest side except for the very top. Although the trend of this ridge, as well as that of Tenaya Canyon, is probably controlled by master joints, 80 percent of the northwest "half" of the original dome may well still be there. On March 28, 2009, a large rock slide of 1500000 cubic feet (42000 m3) occurred off of Awhiyah Point. The slide happened at 5:26 am and damaged a large area under the dome. No one was injured but hundreds of trees were knocked down and a portion of the Mirror Lake trail was buried. The slide registered on seismographs as a 2.5 earthquake. Today, Half Dome may now be ascended in several different ways. Thousands of hikers reach the top each year by following an 8.5 mi (13.7 km) trail from the valley floor. After a rigorous 2 mi (3.2 km) approach including several hundred feet of granite stairs, the final pitch up the peak's steep but somewhat rounded east face ...
Since the glaciers retreated around fifteen thousand years ago, rock fall has been the major force of change in Yosemite Valley. Geologists work to understand this force of nature in order to protect the millions of visitors who come here each year.
The Magic Moments band covering "Rock Around the Clock" with a slide show of them performing.
Outdoors-East Bay Through June 20Berkeley Daily PlanetYou can hike the Ohlone Wilderness trail or Little Yosemite. There are bedrock mortars that were used by Native Americans, who were Sunol's first ...and more »
University of Wyoming NewsGeologist/Climber Garlick Sets Slide Show, Book SigningUniversity of Wyoming NewsMay 21, 2010 -- "Flakes, Jugs & Splitters: The Geology of Rock Climbing," a free slide show and book signing by geologist, writer and climber Sarah Garlick, ...
Jak found a good slick spot to slide down in yosemite valley.
Closed the road to Yosemite National Park
A Major Rockslide closed down I-70 in both dirrection causing moterist and commerical vehicls to exit and take the long way around Glenwood springs. This happen over night on March 8,2010 I-70 will be closed for some time more info to follow.
The detour around the Merced River rock slide traveling into Yosemite Valley. January 27, 2010
Parked at a bridge waiting for the light to change where the road was covered by a rockslide.
This video provides a view of the I-40 rockslide project set in the geographic terrain of the Pisgah National Forest. The video begins with a view of Interstate 40 as it winds along the Pigeon River gorge, shows the rockslide happening, shows rock debris being hauled away last month, and then ends with an illustration showing where steel rock bolts will be installed to shore up the mountainside.
have DVR, so I recorded this with my camera
Another major rock slide, the second one, has closed highway 64 in Polk county for at least 3 weeks. It came as crews were trying to move debris from the first slide, and only moments after a state geologist gave them a warning to clear the area.
In Eastern Tenn. a dramatic rockslide onto an open road was caught on tape.
Workers with heavy equipment had cleared all but a few boulders from a rockslide that blocked US Highway 64 this morning when, with a tremble and a roar, another huge slide spilled across the road and into the Ocoee River gorge.
Instructional video on how to open the windows at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
Jinx and Jezzebelle play there way through California. Acoustic, folk, rock, blues and pop music.
my brother taking a shot at the rock slide
rock slide with Krystal and Armenda! haha
From WYFF 4 on October 27, 2009
Yosemite officials say rockslides pose little risk to tourists and are just part of nature in one of America's most popular national parks -- but, just in case, they will wait until this afternoon to reopen the landmark Ahwahnee Hotel.
The hotel was
...the years. Last November, park officials closed 43 employee cabins and 233 guest accommodations following an October 2008 rock slide. Tuesday, an early morning rock slide kicked up a cloud of dust about 300 feet from some new employee dorms, reflecting the...
Small little rock face water slide
Rock slide in back of Ahwahnee hotel Yosemite National Park 08/27/2009