Monthly Archives: July 2011

High Country Hiking: Lembert Dome

I went on an early morning hike before work today. Starting at the Dog Lake parking lot, I hiked up Lembert Dome. 2.8 miles roundtrip with an 850-ft elevation gain in about an hour and a half including the time … Continue reading

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Tuolumne Thunderstorms

We’re in the middle of a series of afternoon thunderstorms up here in the high country. Thunderstorms here seem to usually develop in the early afternoon and be cleared out by sunset. And pretty much any time there’s any chance … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Tuolumne Meadows

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We have wi-fi again!

Prepare to be overwhelmed with pictures and anecdotes and recipes and more pictures and adventures and future plans. I’ve been having so much fun lately and going pretty much non-stop. I still miss the Valley and all of my friends … Continue reading

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Life at 8600 feet

Is just as crazy as life at 4000 feet. Add into that that we currently have no wifi (so no iPod or laptop access and therefore no picture uploads yet) and landlines (at least in the VC) are still sketchy … Continue reading

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Bird Walk and Other Adventures

I went on the 7:30 bird walk this morning with Ranger Karen. To say it was incredible would be a bit of an understatement. Birds, mammals, trees, and flowers… there’s so much out here that I haven’t been exposed to … Continue reading

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The Move to Tuolumne: Longer Version

With the car packed to overflowing (when did I have time to accumulate so much ‘necessary’ stuff?) and ‘see you later’ said, I hit the road with a soy latte in one hand, a chocolate muffin in the other, and … Continue reading

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The Move to Tuolumne: Short Version

I’ve made it to Tuolumne, moved into housing, and had my first day of work. Internet came up (eventually) yesterday afternoon. No projected date still for phone service. Generators all summer for electricity. It’s cold here. And super different – … Continue reading

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Another Full Moon in Yosemite

One of the most interesting times to be in Yosemite has to be when there’s a full moon. And there was one last night. Since we all know my affinity for lists, here’s one for last night… Topo maps are … Continue reading

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My 100th Yosemite blog post…

I’ve been in Yosemite just over 7 months now. And this is definitely my home. I love it here and can’t imagine living anywhere else – at least not right now. In honor of this being my 100th blog posting … Continue reading

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