Monthly Archives: August 2013

Safe but Affected

It’s looking like it’s going to get worse before it gets better. The winds shifted yesterday. So instead of being at our back pushing the smoke from the fire (and the fire itself) away from the park and specifically away … Continue reading

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fire experience

The only topic of conversation in the park is fire. And for good reason. This fire is BIG. And growing rapidly. There’s not a one of us unaffected by it. Even more so with the latest news. Tioga Road is … Continue reading

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Rim Fire Map

This image comes from InciWeb. You can see how much the fire is growing each day. Further into Yosemite and closer to Hetch Hetchy.

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Almost Autumn

There’s a morning chill in the air that brings on thoughts of autumn. A sort of biting crispness that makes me smile. My favorite of the seasons approaches. Quickly now, it seems. Jackets (I’m already donning my orange PrAna sweater), … Continue reading

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rough draft

Here’s a rough draft of a thought I’ve been developing lately… I’m thinking about using this (well, a less rough-draft version) for my entry in November’s art show in the Valley. This is the same show that I entered some … Continue reading

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Hiking: Pohono Trail

Today I did a new hike. The Pohono Trail. From the Glacier Point Road past several points on the south rim of Yosemite Valley (including Taft Point and the fissures) down to the ultra-famous Tunnel View. I went with my … Continue reading

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Weekend News

My car has new tires (and I somehow managed to get a free Starbucks giftcard out of it – the experience, not the car). It’s wildfire season in California. We’ve already had a few so far in the immediate area … Continue reading

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