Monthly Archives: March 2011

Civilization makes a comeback.

After six long and cold days, the power is back on in Yosemite Valley! Last night, as Kirsten and I were sitting in front of the fire at the Fridge eating bowls of cereal and contemplating what we’d do first … Continue reading

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Winter in Yosemite

Here are some pictures I’ve taken over the past couple of days during the snowstorm and power outage. You’ll notice a hummingbird (poor little guy), a bobcat, the community meeting (I was in the back distributing update sheets), the Visitor … Continue reading

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Life shivers on.

This was posted yesterday evening on the park’s FB page: “Visitors are discouraged from entering Yosemite due to heavy snow, rockfall, tree failures, and power outages resulting in limited services. However, conditions permitting, we plan to allow entrance to Yosemite … Continue reading

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somewhere between open and closed

Yosemite Valley Weather Forecast. Park management is meeting right now to determine whether or not to open the park back up, and if so, how to go about it. There’s still significant rockfall/mudslide/snow/ice danger on the roads, but all roads … Continue reading

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Continued closure…

The park is still closed – all roads in and out plus all roads within. We got 18 inches of powder overnight. And the power’s been out (we’re running on a generator right now). I’m about to go make some … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park Closure

I’m guessing that a lot of people were thinking cold thoughts last night. Our 100% chance of heavy rain was a solid 100% chance of heavy snow. So much, in fact, that the park is closed because all of the … Continue reading

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Coyotes and Clouds and Cold

Driving back home to the Valley from Fresno (I love that Yosemite Valley is my home), I saw a couple of coyotes and some awesome low-lying clouds. The pair of coyotes actually made me sad. The closer one actually walked … Continue reading

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