35 Burst results for "Yosemite"

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:49 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Best national parks. One thing that I have noticed in more recent years. When we visit wild places, we tend to see the signs that say wild animals and things like that. And most of us are smart about avoiding them. But I think that it's really worth mentioning that the entire park really has black bears. And people want to get close to take pictures, which is not smart, and I'm not going to lecture that. But a lot of people like bringing food and leaving food out so that they can lure bears to get closer for the gram. And things like that. And so the problem is with that is that then bears learn to associate people with food and they get closer and then what happens is the bears get in trouble. They either get hit by speeding cars in the park or they start to get more rambunctious around people and around dumpsters and then they either get relocated or shot. So I think that's something that I just notice a lot. I have seen people get really excited about getting close to animals that they shouldn't want to get close to. Yeah, no, once you're bringing food, you're doing all kinds of stupid there because it's not good for you and it's not good for the bear. Yeah. So it actually we mentioned mammoth lakes and mammoth if you were interested in seeing bears, there's a fascinating program in mammoth where they've learned to live alongside the bears. They learned that if they don't try and drive the bears out of town, if they basically manage the behavior of the bears so that they behave in a fashion that is considered acceptable, that those will keep the wild bears. These bears have become sort of habituated, and so I guess it's pretty standard in town to see kids lining up for the school bus and there's a bear walking by nearby and nobody paying any attention because they're just used to having bears in the area. The black bears, again, the black bear being the only beer. Now in the U.S., but fascinating program that is going on there in mammoth lakes. Wow, that's awesome. I didn't know that. Yeah, I don't know if it's actually, I say it's going on. I was there ten years ago or so with a society of American travel writers program. So I don't know if it's still going on, but I hope that it is because it was a great program that was ahead of its time, I think. Jill Robinson, danger Joe Robinson, if you were standing in the prettiest spot in Yosemite. Where would you be standing on what would you be looking.

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:33 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Anything else in your hike list you wanted to talk about other ways will move on to your next category. So my next category is kind of water based. You might not think that you can do a lot of rafting or kayaking within the area of the park, but you can. The Merced river, the power of the Merced river really, is kind of diluted as it gets along the valley floor. So it can at times be a nice little lazy river. There are places that you can swim in the river and take a dip. There are designated beaches where the park service has determined that within periods of time that it's safe to get in there. You can also enjoy a float. You can bring your own raft or rent one at one of the activity kiosks in curry and Yosemite villages. Also, I think you can rent rafts at the awani hotel or Yosemite valley lodge as well. Okay. And then if you've got a kayak or you're renting a kayak from an outfitter outside the park, you I think most of the lakes in the park definitely not hetch hetchy, but I think most of the rest do open to paddlers as long as you have your personal flotation device with you. Okay. And then fishing, you can fish, wow, just about anybody of water and Yosemite you can fish in. They've got non native trout among other species, lakes are open to year round fishing, but casting on streams and rivers is only allowed from probably around late April to about mid November and you do have to have a fishing license. Okay. And then one of the things I mentioned earlier about the reservation system and trying to avoid having to reserve by either coming in earlier staying late, one of the benefits to staying late. If you're not sleeping in the park by camping or staying in one of the lodges, coming in late is a really great time, first of all, to avoid all the people. But also just spending some evening hours in the valley, it just gives you this feeling of like a big dark blanket being pulled over. And when it's a clear night and you look up, you can see the universe. And it's not the only spot in the park, of course, any lakeside or peak top spot will give you the same incredible show, but I think a lot of people are starting to pay more attention to nighttime in national parks, especially the ones where you have really great dark sky viewing. Right. And I don't know if there are any ranger programs that there used to be when I was a kid that will help you find the constellations or things like that, but that would be something to check. So the pandemic has kind of trashed ranger programs, but they are slowly starting to come back. And the really the best way to find out beforehand is through the NPS Yosemite site, they list all the events and activities, or when you're in the park, certainly any of the ranger headquarters will have information. They have, I think, like a quarterly or biannual little schedule and newspaper that you can get when you get into the park to see what's going on. Okay. I think that was fishing. Did you have another category? I think my categories. I mean, there are a lot of categories, but I think that's a pretty solid stretch of opportunities..

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:17 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Lesser known hikes there, though, are gaylor lakes, which are about two miles and Elizabeth Lake, which is just under 5 miles in both of those are moderate hikes. The trails around hetch hetchy reservoir are even less traveled, the most popular of them is the moderate trail along the shoreline to catch the spray from what Palma falls and to alula falls. But there's just like it's a crazy list of hikes in the valley and the surrounding park. And I feel like we should do a little explanation of a tuolumne Meadows and hedge hetchy because growing up in California it's easy for us to assume that everybody knows what we're talking about, but I'm pretty sure people don't necessarily so hetch hetchy used to be a valley like the Yosemite valley with waterfalls and magnificent cliffs and things and it was such an interesting valley that they decided to turn it into a reservoir and it snail San Francisco's water supply. And that's one of the reasons fewer people go there is that you're hiking around this reservoir and there's a dam there and they've talked about ripping out the dam and letting it return. I don't know that that's ever going to happen. And then Ptolemy Meadows we're talking about a high country area. So an area you can't go in the winter it's closed. So it's a summer or spring to early fall activity. Right. So Yosemite is one of the world's premier year round climbing destinations. It's definitely helped people understand that through all the recent hardcore climbing films that take place there. But the main draw is really for climbing are the valley and tuolumne Meadows. I mean, if you're a hardcore climber, then in a way you already know the routes that you might want to hit and camp for in Yosemite valley is known to be the climber's campground. But the beginners can also sign up for classes or guided adventures with the Yosemite mountaineering school and guide service. They can learn to climb in Yosemite, which is kind of a neat thing to be able to say you did. But they have that country trips and also guided hikes if climbing is not your deal. But if you're intrigued by climbing, but you don't want to be hanging off the granite walls of you somebody valley. There's a really good spot where you can get a chair lounge and El Capitan meadow with a pair of binoculars. And you can just kind of get in on the action and enjoy it and watch and say, wow, that looks really hard. Where's my beer? That sounds more like my speed. The one thing I wonder if you want to comment on that's someone in between, one of the more challenging and very, very popular hikes is half dome. And it's not a climb exactly, but it's a little more than a hike. Yeah, it's one of those definite reservation system you can't just go thinking that you're going to go climb half dome in a given day. You have to sign up the sign ups, go very quickly. I can't remember offhand how far in advance they open..

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:43 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"But it's getting more visitors than in past years, but it's still mostly wilderness. And so a lot of people who want all the amenities on the valley floor aren't really going to spend a lot of time up at tuolumne. Okay. Here's where I was going. I was going a little less by area and more by activity. So I was thinking like, if we talk about hiking, there are some day hikes that kind of span different parts of the park. There's climbing or just watching climbers. They're star viewing those types of things. So that's kind of how I mentally arranged my thoughts. We will go with your arrangement here. I like that. Okay, so let's talk about hiking. Okay. There's a huge list of hikes in Yosemite and they're really varied for different skill levels. One of the easiest ones and it's in the valley, it's the mirror Lake trail. It's also accessible and paved. And it leads to mirror Lake, which is created by a swell in tenaya creek, out and back. It's probably two miles. So it's really beautiful, really relatively easy. And then in the valley, there's the Yosemite falls trail, which can be done in parts. It's only a two mile round trip moderate hike to a spot called Columbia rock. And there you can get views of the valley and half dome and sentinel rock. But if you really want to be hardcore about it, you can choose instead not to stop there, but to go all the way to the top of the falls, the entire hike is about a 7.2 mile round trip, but it's much more strenuous than going and stopping at Columbia and turning around. Okay. It is worth it though, but it's definitely steep on that second part after Columbia rock. Got it. And then another one that I think really, I feel like it's underappreciated. It's called the Yosemite valley loop And it loops around the valley. You could do it in a half loop, but the full loop is about 12 miles. And it's funny because even in summer, even when there are cars on the road, you can be walking in the valley loop trail and just still get nature sounds, still feel like you're separated from all the crowds. I did it most recently at the end of September last year when I was in the park with my husband for our anniversary. And I'm wondering if this is the same trail that I did years ago, probably the last time we did a show on this on Yosemite was 16 years ago or so. As a bike trail, is this the same trail that I'm thinking of? Yeah. And I think so it's challenging to talk about biking in the park. Technically since it's a national park, really the only bike trails are paved roads and paved trails. Okay. I have seen in the past some information about the Yosemite valley loop trail being kind of a biking trail because and that sounds weird, but it is kind of weird. There are parts of that trail that were originally paved for different reasons. It really was like an old valley loop trail prior to all the ginormous infrastructure roads that are there now. And so you will run into little paved spots, but when I checked in September, I was told that it is not a bike trail. Okay. Interesting. So you were doing trails. Those are some varied hikes in the valley up north or east ish, 12 Meadows is a good jump off point for an easy round trip hike through Lyle canyon. Probably about 8 miles, it's really gorgeous and early summer when the Meadows are super green and full of wildflowers..

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:33 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"A gorgeous gorgeous park. And again, in the summer it's busy in the winter time I have been in the Yosemite falls parking lot with three other cars. Yeah. For sure. And I don't mean to get off of the topic of what people should see and do because I have tons of info there. But I also want to add in you're talking about the reservation system. They have a peak hour reservation system just to give more info about that. It's supposed to start may 20th, 2022, and it goes through the end of September, September 30th, 2022. And that's just peak hours. So if you drive into the park between 6 and four, you absolutely have to have a reservation to do that. And that's aside from the entrance fee. But there are ways around that, obviously, go in earlier in the morning, come in later in the afternoon, that also avoids a lot of the crowds. But if you enter the park through a range towards like, for example, if you're staying at the tenaya lodge and it's adventure cabins in fish camp and join their bus tour. And it's a small bus. It's not like a ginormous one. You don't have to make a reservation. So tour groups can go in without reservations because that's done through the concession. Well, in one question I should ask, because I don't know the answer to it is, is the reservation system just for the Yosemite valley floor? Because that's the part that gets crowded. It is for the whole park. It is for the whole park because there are, when you go in through the entrances, there's not like a separate entrance to the valley floor. It is through roads, but you don't have like a toll booth there like you do at the entrances to the park in general. Right. Excellent. Well, let's get back. I did a real Jill. And I apologize. What should we see? You talked about coming out of the tunnel. Yes. That's one really great entrance for folks coming in from the south. Also around there, but before there, you're coming in through the mariposa grove of trees. It's near wawona. It's an ancient cluster of giant sequoias, including a 3000 year old grizzly giant. That's what the name that's been given to it. The valley I mentioned, and then also there are some out of the way places that I super love that aren't loved as heavily as the valley, which are hetch hetchy and tuolumne Meadows. Yep. Hetch hetchy is absolutely that's up at the north part of the park. And that's way lesser visited than the valley, but the secret is starting to come out about tuolumne Meadows. It used to be, you just knew going up there, you would find fewer, fewer fewer people..

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:45 min | Last month

"yosemite" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"And I got my bags back on the road. I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport oh no amateur traveler episode 799. Today amateur traveler talks about a UNESCO site that is also a U.S. national park and the first of U.S.'s parks to be protected. As we go to Yosemite National Park in California. Welcome to the amateur traveler, I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Yosemite. I'd like to welcome back to the show Jill Robinson, travel writer from danger Jill Robinson dot com and Jill has come back to the show to talk to us about Yosemite Jill. Welcome back to the show. Thank you very much. And Jill has been on before talking about the wine country in California and New Orleans at least. Those are the two that I can come up with on top man. The only other one is San Francisco, which I talked to you about with Kimberly Lovato because we both wrote a book together a hundred things to do in San Francisco before you die. Excellent, there's going to be a lot less pressure on this particular episode in terms of dimensions of death one would hope. Oh, I might mention it once. I feel like this may be a silly question, but why should someone go to Yosemite? Well, I think someone should go to Yosemite because well, first of all, it's one of the most iconic national parks in the U.S. for very good reason. It's got about 1200 square miles, and that's packed with huge granite walls, plenty of thundering waterfalls, domes and peaks, carved by ancient glaciers and volcanos. It's got kind of extreme elevation from about 1800 feet at its lowest point and going to more than 13,000 feet at its highest. It's got more than 400 species of wildlife from as small as insects and little rodents like marmots to black bears and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. That's my short answer, but I also think that it's really important because the framework of for the park was established really early in 1864. And so it was really the first time in history that the Yosemite grant act that land was designated for public use and preservation, which really sparked the idea of the national parks, even though you have somebody who was not the first national park to be designated. Right, the first of the national parks to be preserved but not the first to be a national park if I've got that correct. You do, yeah. Excellent..

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Buffleheads Are Highly Reliant on Northern Flickers – Here’s Why

Dirty Bird Podcast

01:33 min | 9 months ago

Buffleheads Are Highly Reliant on Northern Flickers – Here’s Why

"Some koufax i found about the buffalo head is they're highly. Reliant on northern flickers northern flickers are really species. Yeah and they're highly reliant on their nesting. Cavities we have them here. We have northern flickers here. There's actually a pair not too far from where i live In one of the trees. But i think the tail feathers and the wing feathers are different. Color yeah on the flickers here than the flickers where you are out west. You guys have read shafted northern flickers and out here we have golden shaft. northern flickers When i i Went out west for the first time in like you know into yosemite did all those national parks i remember seeing a northern flicker and it had the red red shafts on the bottom of wings and the tail and i had no idea what kind of bird it was like. Oh my god the things huge and it's all red like and then i realized. Oh it's a northern flickers. She's you know colored different. I kind of forgot that fact. But apparently there there's northern flicker nesting. Cavities are like just the right size for the buffalo head. They're like just big enough for them. To nest in and buffalo heads are like on the smaller side for cavity nesting ducks other ducks like the wood. Duck that nest in old woodpecker. Cavities and stuff. So the buffets are like jih small enough to fit in and so that helps them You know Not get out competed by by bigger nesting ducks so they're really relying on those northern flickers.

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Optimal Training Path for Success on Difficult Hikes

Another Mother Runner

02:32 min | 9 months ago

Optimal Training Path for Success on Difficult Hikes

"Talk a little bit about our training. I mean so. I basically modified the program. That i gave that i gave you guys for the grand canyon and i will say that we have at about if you're listening and you're like the indian or i wanna do yosemite or another big hike is about seventy percents away there for prime time in our training programs as just one of those things that it's just kind of been stalled by life in the pandemic and everything else so maybe this'll finally podcastone finally per spur us to get it up but talk a little bit about the training and stuff you guys did. Yeah so the train you said. It's not really well so we foy there was up. I look back at what we did. And i feel like we entered. I entered this training round in a better place. I think. Then the grand canyon had a train to start treating for the grand canyon But misplace. I felt pretty good spat with strength training. Three times a week And you set up with gradually increasing longer aches hikes and you know specific distances. We had to hinch elevation gains. We had to hitch A lot of the. I did supplement my strength training with some of your exercises more around the pre stuff that mobility work which i think is super helpful because of the impact and being on your feet so much Was super helpful You know the max hike that we did we had on our schedule was fifteen. Miles was a target and three thousand feet of elevation so in minnesota at natch Which we did is we started. Actually are training going to highland hills in bloomington and just going up and down. The ski hills and that is my ground zero through other hikers. Were training for other an epic events. We bumped into someone there who had done half dome sober. He was trained in for sunday. Hideout washington And so just part of me that part of the train alone and bumping into people's super inspiring and gain a little bit in sight in their experiences. So you know we did so back to the training routine it. Was you know strength three times. A week Just narrow able to keep going our classes or we could drop in on yours as well. you know. There was some run walking mixed in there one day a week or two days a week and then a big hike on the weekend

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Searchers Rescued After Helicopter Crash; Hiker Also Found

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 10 months ago

Searchers Rescued After Helicopter Crash; Hiker Also Found

"Search team crashes looking for a missing hiker in the mountains east of Yosemite National Park but there's a happy ending to the story it starts out with an Oklahoma university professor reported missing last week undertrial to boundary peak near the California Nevada line the crew of a navy MH sixty night hawk was part of the search in the White Mountains when that chopper crashed near the tallest peak the four member crew not only survived they escaped serious injury but they have to spend part of the weekend in the rugged wilderness waiting for rescue it took two tries to get them out meanwhile other hikers found the missing professor he's in good condition other than a little dehydrated I'm Jackie Quinn

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Firefighters Make Progress Against Big Fires in US West

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 11 months ago

Firefighters Make Progress Against Big Fires in US West

"One of the biggest fires is along the California Nevada border Kelly grow so when his family and Doyle California had to evacuate after losing everything that I've worked for and everything else all these years it's gone he spoke to K. O. L. O. T. V. Jon Hansen and his dog were forced out of their home near Yosemite National Park threw some clothes in a bag and grandma shoes and then he was dead and took off I hope everything is still there when I get back he spoke to K. F. S. N. in Oregon the bootleg fire covers two hundred forty square miles lightning has sparked fires in Washington and Idaho extreme heat has set off many of these fires forecasters say temperatures will be dropping I bet Donahue

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The Importance of Photography Workshops

LensWork

02:51 min | 11 months ago

The Importance of Photography Workshops

"I've been an advocate of attending a photographic workshop. For as long as i can remember. Maybe because i had such terrific experiences in workshops but i also think that they offer quite a bit that simply cannot be replicated with youtube videos and online instruction and etc part of that is of course the ability to just hang out with your peers with people who were as dedicated about photography's you are with instructors but i think when it gets right down to it one of the most valuable things that happens in a workshop are the unexpected questions that you develop once you're there and here's an example in one of the very first workshops that i ever did. I went to yosemite for a workshop. That was being taught by bruce. Birnbaum john sexton and ray mix savvy as part of the owens valley photography workshops. I went because i wanted some honest feedback in my work. I'd spent months preparing stack of prince toned. Spotted matted to the very best of my abilities and i was kind of looking for some sort of assessment where i was in the photographic process. That was my reason for going and ended up being the least important thing that i gathered from that workshop. The most important thing came in the form of a field session now feel sessions are not often the most productive thing that happens in a photographic workshop. Because you don't go to a workshop to make photograph you go to a workshop to learn something but nonetheless. It seems like every photographic workshop includes field sessions and in this field session. We were at a particular location that had a small creek and we were all supposed to find a photograph compose it set up our cameras etc and then the instructors were gonna come around and look through our camera an offer some comments about what we had seen in composed. I found my subjects set up. My view camera made my composition and not long afterwards. Bruce birnbaum came up as the first of the instructors. Who's going to take a look at my field composition. He didn't even look through the camera. He didn't look at viewfinder. he didn't do anything he walked up and he said why. Have you composed this image. Certainly an innocent enough question but one that really got me thinking. He didn't wanna know how i was going to expose it or what. My thinking was relative to you. Know rule of thirds or anything like that. He didn't question my bangel in position. He asked

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After a Year Stuck Indoors, Visitors Expected to Overcrowd National Parks

Tim Conway Jr.

01:24 min | 1 year ago

After a Year Stuck Indoors, Visitors Expected to Overcrowd National Parks

"One way to ease back into traveling is to find a vacation spot with a little more space like a visit to one of America's 63. National parks. We sent Johnson vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. That sounds like your sidekick Amber Johnson vaguely RD to get a bigger TRT and, uh, what was your last name Cannoli Big Adi Adi and Canola Johnson, vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. We're here at Tunnel view, and you can clearly see how Yosemite became the muse for pain photographer Ansel Adams. This park has everything from dramatic waterfalls, two towering sequoias and iconic rock formations like El Capitan and half toe during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 million visitors. About what A year during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 Million visitors about a 30% drop from the year before. Those numbers are expected to go back up Yosemite preparing for I don't buy that number. I don't think that the national parks had 237 million visitors are in covid. So they say. Normally, it's It's 30% higher. That's normally 300 million. So it's basically the population of this country going to everybody went once. Every year, Right? That's the BS. I understand, Angel,

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen to Limited Visitors This Summer

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Yosemite National Park to Reopen to Limited Visitors This Summer

"Haitian involves a trip to a national park. You might have to do a little extra prep hitting the Great wide open will require an advance reservation this summer. Under the new rules, advanced reservations will be required for day use visitors who enter Yosemite National Park from May 21st to September 30th. It's to allow social distancing. Rocky Mountain, National Park and Glacier National Park are putting in place similar rules. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News Still to come in

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How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite's Half Dome

The World

02:19 min | 1 year ago

How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite's Half Dome

"Valley, 8800 FT. Above Sea level is a rock formation called Half Dome in the 19th century, a report said. The granite landmark was so perilous that it quote Never will be trodden by human foot. Well, today, Half dome is a popular hike for thrill seeking climbers. Yosemite resident Jason Tor Llano has always looked at the massive rock with a feeling of wonder. I went to school, right New 70 Valley next to you, Somebody falls. Um and you look up you somebody from the playground is a little kid. That's where the big thunderstorms come from. And when it snows, it just gets packed with snow and And it's just always been attracted to have them. But Torre Llanos attraction to half Dome has always been tied to another interest of his skiing since the very first time he clicked into skis. From that moment on, I just looked around and Kept seeing shoots our ski able to this age. When he was 17 Tor Lana went climbing with a friend on half dome. Remember walking down the cable's going? Wow, I bet you this thing's cable, and it turns out he was right this year, Jason to Orlando and his friends act, Milligan finally descended. Half dome on skis mean climbing half dome is dangerous enough descending on skis. It's a slab of no anchors. So avalanches occur all the time off that. And if you fall or get caught in an avalanche, you're gonna fall off the South face 1000 ft Cliff, so they scouted the location a day early. We walked up there the day before, and we slept at the base in a tree. Well, we start a little fire and kept warm for a few hours. So we're so cold at three in the morning. We're like okay with mice will go to the top. We got it in perfect conditions. This time, it was like a lay an inch layer of ice with about 3 to 4 inches of snow. Trevino and Mulligan weren't the first to descend Half dome in the snow. It's been done on skis and on snowboard, but their trip was special. Well made Our stand a little different is we? We skied the cables with no ropes. But then we see it all the way down to near Lake So another 4000 plus Vertical feet. Achieving this lifelong dream has not stopped to Orlando from eyeing other slopes in the park. Every time I go to Yosemite. I look up into the mountains and just there's so much I want to do. They're still that's Jason Tor Lana, who skied down half dome into the Yosemite Valley last month.

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2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

"Two men have navigated down the precipitous shoulder of half dome in Yosemite National Park most skiers at some point have probably found themselves atop a slope far longer steeper and I see than they bargained for no picture Yosemite national park's iconic half dome made famous by Ansel Adams stunning photos and consider how you'd get down back it took Jason Orlando anzac Milligan five hours to do it last Sunday alternately skiing down the crusty snow and repelling down several sections of bare rock known as the death slabs beneath the face of half dome professional skiers say there's no margin for error and a small misstep could prove deadly but to Orlando says he's been dreaming about the feat since he was five he recorded parts of it and provided the AP with video the Saudi I'm Dan Thomas

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2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

The Energy Show

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

"Meanwhile, two men have navigated down the dangerously steep shoulder of half dome and you 70 National Park, Jason to Orlando and Zach Milligan completed the descent in five hours. They said they carefully carved their way and crusty snow and used ropes to repel several sections of bare rock known as the death slabs beneath the iconic face of half dome. Professional skiers say there's no margin for error, and a small misstep could lead

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Major winter storm threatens millions in the northeast

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Major winter storm threatens millions in the northeast

"Get pounded by heavy snow tens of millions of people in the U. S or dealing with this major winter storm. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz is watching the map. A storm is said to dump snow and ice from the Midwest to the Northeast. Here in Chicago. 6 to 10 inches could fall parts of California are still digging out Yosemite National Park, where at least 18 inches of snow fell. The park hopes to welcome visitors back on Monday and in the Sierras. Snow was measured in feet, five of them that brought out snowboarders and skiers at Lake Tahoe who loved it. All. The storm will also bring freezing

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Snowplow driver finds 2 bodies on side of road near Yosemite

Pat Thurston

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Snowplow driver finds 2 bodies on side of road near Yosemite

"Officials say a man and woman found killed on a remote stretch of highway 3 95 in the eastern Sierra Nevada were a married couple from Southern California, the Mono County Sheriff's Office as a snowplow driver spotted the bodies of William Larson and, yes, Enea Larson on the shoulder of the highway about 10 miles north of the tiny town of Bridgeport, Bridgeport. Authorities responded. They determined those deaths were homicide. Investigators say the crime appears to be specific and targeted.

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Emily Harrington is first woman to free climb Golden Gate route on Yosemite's El Capitan in one day

Pat Walsh

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Emily Harrington is first woman to free climb Golden Gate route on Yosemite's El Capitan in one day

"Herring to becoming the first woman to free climb El Capitan in a single day. She's a professional rock climber Emily Harrington. Made history when she scaled the 3000 FT Granite wall of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan in under 24 hours. There's someone who could care less about the election going on. She's like I have other things on my mind. And she is a five time US national champion. I guess in rock climbing. I don't know. Racing for this climb just a year earlier that hospitalized her And a 1 30 said 10 36 against it was To begin our ascent. 21 hours, 30 minutes 51 seconds later. Herrington reached the top of El Capitan, making her fourth Her the fourth person. The first woman to ever climb a ll Capitan in 24 hours. Says NBC Nunally Harrington has literally climbed her way to the top The 34 year old rock climber, becoming the first woman ever to free climb the famed golden Gate root of El Capitan. Doing it in under 24 hours in order to free climbed el cap in a day you have to cut corner for me. It was just about balancing what types of risk I was willing to take in orderto sacrifice. My safety for seed head wound from a bad fall during the climb almost prevented her from completing it. There was a part of me that didn't want to Going, But there was this other part of me that just knew that I could do it and I deserved. I owed it to myself to try again. Carrington pushed through, making her way up nearly 3000 Ft of El Cap, one of the biggest, most iconic walls known the world over for its sheer size and difficulty. Harrington is only the fourth person ever to free climb the Golden Gate route in a single day. Using just her hands to grip ridges, sin his dimes and ropes only as a safety measure not to aid the climb. I feel like anybody could conceivably die on any given day Sport of rock climbing, made popular in the documentary Free Solo, which followed Alex Honnold as he successfully attempted the first free solo climb of El Capitan. Scaling the vertical rock face without any protection from a fall and scary honestly, a big part of the appeal is to be in this position that should be totally scary should be crazy, but to feel super comfortable. Honnold, a longtime friend and climbing partner of Harrington accompanied her on the first two thirds of her historic climb. Her fiance, Adrian Ballenger, joined her for the final section, climbing much of the sheer rock in the dark of the night, ultimately achieving what she calls an impossible dream, setting a new record and scaling her way to new Heights. Amazing. Wow. NBC News that report.

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First woman free-climbs Yosemite's granite wall in a day

Bryan Suits

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

First woman free-climbs Yosemite's granite wall in a day

"Has become the fourth person and first woman to free climb Yosemite National Park's granite wall in a single day, The 34 year old began to scale 6000 ft. El Capitan early Wednesday, she reached the top in 21, hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds. Despite banging her head on the granite wall at one point A judge in San Diego

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First woman free-climbs Yosemite's granite wall in a day

Leo Laporte

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

First woman free-climbs Yosemite's granite wall in a day

"Emily Harrington has become the fourth person and the first woman to free climb Yosemite National Park's granite wall in a single day, The 34 year old started to scale the 3000 ft El Capitan early Wednesday, She reached the top in 21 hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds despite banging her head on the Granite wall at one point

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"yosemite" Discussed on Casefile True Crime

Casefile True Crime

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite" Discussed on Casefile True Crime

"In the nineteen ninety s the say to lodge. No portal was owned and operated by a man named gerald fisher like hey did on highway one forty. The lodge was a popular rest for visitors to yosemite national park. It's grand stretched across twenty seven eight at the base of a tree covid hill hillside. With the miss said a river flowing nearby hole up there were two hundred and eleven ruins in the hotel which were divided between several buildings. The lodge had all the amenities one would expect including a restaurant and a swimming pool in the summer of nineteen ninety seven and gerald hired a young man to carry out general maintenance. Judy's and upkeep at the state lodge like other employees then you come live don side in a studio apartment above the restaurant friendly dependable and seemingly normal. He established a good rapport with his boss and co workers. He was an unremarkable average. Joe top of god who nicely kept to himself yet. He did have one noteworthy feature he surname in february nineteen ninety nine. Carole sund her teenage daughter. Julie and sylvain apollo an exchange student. Staying with the pat were murdered in proximity of yosemite. The trio had been visiting the region for a brief holiday that disappeared from the say to lodge. After two nights daiei. The hotel's employees were questioned and although several raised suspicions. The facilities maintenance man did not want his reputation as an unassuming boy next door coupled with an unblemished police record kept him off. Investigators raid is hey remained calm and collected when answering questions and was ruled out off the providing alibi. Carol lend sylvania's buddies were discovered in the charred remains of their rental car. Hours drive north west. The kill then taunted police by sending them a map. That led to julie son's buddy thirty miles from where her mother was found. The triple massad came to be known as the yosemite sought say muddies. Investigators returned the saito lodge on the lookout for the source of doc. Pink fathers found on julie's body the hotels maintenance man or detectives across the grounds using he said of mazda case to let them into way to room he happily chatted about his life and family specifically his younger brother stephen. It was a peculiar and intriguing topic. But the interaction didn't raise any red flags demands. Willingness to hope was appreciated and the detectives left the sun peluso case inevitably hit a roadblock. The trio's kill remained a mystery though. Investigators were certain that a group of local men all of whom had a history of violence were responsible but the tawny di was spot lauded as suspects. The men were in police custody for a litany of reasons. None of which related to carol julie or so vinas murdered his five months later. Joey armstrong was killed in fereshta. The crime scene was about a thirty minute. Drive from the cedar lodge along route. That branched off to wet carol julie and silvana with downed. The fbi were quick to establish there was no connection between the crimes they told the public. There was no reason to believe there was a continuing threat in the area or that a killer or killers planned to wacked again. The evening before. Joey armstrong's remains were found in the forest behind her son. A us park service. Firefighter was visiting the area. As hey dr along forest road. He noticed familiar car parked on the edge of the woods.

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The Yosemite Sightseer Murders

Casefile True Crime

04:45 min | 1 year ago

The Yosemite Sightseer Murders

"In the nineteen ninety s the say to lodge. No portal was owned and operated by a man named gerald fisher like hey did on highway one forty. The lodge was a popular rest for visitors to yosemite national park. It's grand stretched across twenty seven eight at the base of a tree covid hill hillside. With the miss said a river flowing nearby hole up there were two hundred and eleven ruins in the hotel which were divided between several buildings. The lodge had all the amenities one would expect including a restaurant and a swimming pool in the summer of nineteen ninety seven and gerald hired a young man to carry out general maintenance. Judy's and upkeep at the state lodge like other employees then you come live don side in a studio apartment above the restaurant friendly dependable and seemingly normal. He established a good rapport with his boss and co workers. He was an unremarkable average. Joe top of god who nicely kept to himself yet. He did have one noteworthy feature he surname in february nineteen ninety nine. Carole sund her teenage daughter. Julie and sylvain apollo an exchange student. Staying with the pat were murdered in proximity of yosemite. The trio had been visiting the region for a brief holiday that disappeared from the say to lodge. After two nights daiei. The hotel's employees were questioned and although several raised suspicions. The facilities maintenance man did not want his reputation as an unassuming boy next door coupled with an unblemished police record kept him off. Investigators raid is hey remained calm and collected when answering questions and was ruled out off the providing alibi. Carol lend sylvania's buddies were discovered in the charred remains of their rental car. Hours drive north west. The kill then taunted police by sending them a map. That led to julie son's buddy thirty miles from where her mother was found. The triple massad came to be known as the yosemite sought say muddies. Investigators returned the saito lodge on the lookout for the source of doc. Pink fathers found on julie's body the hotels maintenance man or detectives across the grounds using he said of mazda case to let them into way to room he happily chatted about his life and family specifically his younger brother stephen. It was a peculiar and intriguing topic. But the interaction didn't raise any red flags demands. Willingness to hope was appreciated and the detectives left the sun peluso case inevitably hit a roadblock. The trio's kill remained a mystery though. Investigators were certain that a group of local men all of whom had a history of violence were responsible but the tawny di was spot lauded as suspects. The men were in police custody for a litany of reasons. None of which related to carol julie or so vinas murdered his five months later. Joey armstrong was killed in fereshta. The crime scene was about a thirty minute. Drive from the cedar lodge along route. That branched off to wet carol julie and silvana with downed. The fbi were quick to establish there was no connection between the crimes they told the public. There was no reason to believe there was a continuing threat in the area or that a killer or killers planned to wacked again. The evening before. Joey armstrong's remains were found in the forest behind her son. A us park service. Firefighter was visiting the area. As hey dr along forest road. He noticed familiar car parked on the edge of the woods.

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"yosemite" Discussed on Casefile True Crime

Casefile True Crime

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite" Discussed on Casefile True Crime

"In December nineteen, , ninety-eight, , Sylvana, , Polo left her home city of Cordova Argentina banned for the United States. . The, , sixteen year old had inherited her mother's spirit for travel and had signed up to bay a Foreign Exchange Juden. . For the next three months, , Silvana would be living with the six member to family in the northern Californian port city, , of Eureka. . The pelos Os and sons were longtime friends through mother's Ricco and Cairo. . The two women met in the seventies when Carol traveled to Argentina has an exchange student herself. . Carol Ray visited the country used laid off with her two year old daughter Juliana better known as Julie. . But this stage the Palacios had two daughters with Sylvana the younger of the Pan. . Into Julie Juliane to a similar in age but opposite in personality. . Sylvana was an introvert unlock Julie more outgoing. . Despite that differences, , the girls formed a lifelong friendship of their own. . Silvino was Jud to return home from the US in light. . March nineteen ninety nine. . As she was very interested in American culture, , the sons had endeavoured to give her a memorable experience of their homeland. . They had taken Sylvana old across the state to visit landmarks such as Disneyland Tint Fisherman's wharf. . The Grand Canyon in Arizona was next on the list as was Yosemite. . National Park. . It took Cairo son a month to meticulously planned the perfect to road trip to Yosemite. . Carol schedule was typically fool with family work and other commitments. . So she made the most of every minute of her vacations. . They Yosemite troop revolved around one of Julie's leading competitions and would be taking place over four days that encompassed the long weekend. . Only carroo Julie, , and Sylvana would be going. . It was set to bay a you naked fanshawe as winter had brought snow to the region. . The trip began on Friday February twelve. . Carol Julie and Seven A- flew to San Francisco. . From there they ha- Attica, , and of two hours northeast to Stockton. . City was home to the University of the Pacific where Julie's cheerleading competition took place on Saturday February. . Thirteen. . Julie was impressed by the campus and considered enrolling their after graduating high school. . She had ambitions to become either a chef for an architect while maintaining her. . For Violin and piano. . Julie Caroline Sylvana, , organized to return to the university for a proper tool in three days time. . From Stockton the trio drove to the small farming town of Moore said known as the gateway to Yosemite. . They spent the nod at the Ramada Rin before continuing on to Yosemite National. . Park on the Sunday. . Selena was particularly excited to see Yosemite granite cliffs waterfalls, , lakes, , meadows, , and mountains. . Shay was inactive person by nature who enjoyed our skating skiing and roller skating. . She'll say loved the outdoors and hoped to study in the environmental field in the future. . Carol. . Julie and Venus spent death first day at Yosemite exploring pod of the pox seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of. . Rugged. Wilderness. . . Before and they drove through the dense and far raging forests along highway one forty to the nearby town of. . El Porto. . There they checked in at the Saito Lodge. . An affordable hotel on the banks of the mess said reveal. . On the evening of Monday February fifteen, , yen sund received a phone call from his wife Carol. . Shea. . Happily spoke of her time away with the Julie and Silvy Narine Yosemite. . They had spent the previous two days exploring the park and was settling in for their phone or gnawed at the hotel. .

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The Yosemite Sightseer Murders

Casefile True Crime

04:51 min | 1 year ago

The Yosemite Sightseer Murders

"In December nineteen, ninety-eight, Sylvana, Polo left her home city of Cordova Argentina banned for the United States. The, sixteen year old had inherited her mother's spirit for travel and had signed up to bay a Foreign Exchange Juden. For the next three months, Silvana would be living with the six member to family in the northern Californian port city, of Eureka. The pelos Os and sons were longtime friends through mother's Ricco and Cairo. The two women met in the seventies when Carol traveled to Argentina has an exchange student herself. Carol Ray visited the country used laid off with her two year old daughter Juliana better known as Julie. But this stage the Palacios had two daughters with Sylvana the younger of the Pan. Into Julie Juliane to a similar in age but opposite in personality. Sylvana was an introvert unlock Julie more outgoing. Despite that differences, the girls formed a lifelong friendship of their own. Silvino was Jud to return home from the US in light. March nineteen ninety nine. As she was very interested in American culture, the sons had endeavoured to give her a memorable experience of their homeland. They had taken Sylvana old across the state to visit landmarks such as Disneyland Tint Fisherman's wharf. The Grand Canyon in Arizona was next on the list as was Yosemite. National Park. It took Cairo son a month to meticulously planned the perfect to road trip to Yosemite. Carol schedule was typically fool with family work and other commitments. So she made the most of every minute of her vacations. They Yosemite troop revolved around one of Julie's leading competitions and would be taking place over four days that encompassed the long weekend. Only carroo Julie, and Sylvana would be going. It was set to bay a you naked fanshawe as winter had brought snow to the region. The trip began on Friday February twelve. Carol Julie and Seven A- flew to San Francisco. From there they ha- Attica, and of two hours northeast to Stockton. City was home to the University of the Pacific where Julie's cheerleading competition took place on Saturday February. Thirteen. Julie was impressed by the campus and considered enrolling their after graduating high school. She had ambitions to become either a chef for an architect while maintaining her. For Violin and piano. Julie Caroline Sylvana, organized to return to the university for a proper tool in three days time. From Stockton the trio drove to the small farming town of Moore said known as the gateway to Yosemite. They spent the nod at the Ramada Rin before continuing on to Yosemite National. Park on the Sunday. Selena was particularly excited to see Yosemite granite cliffs waterfalls, lakes, meadows, and mountains. Shay was inactive person by nature who enjoyed our skating skiing and roller skating. She'll say loved the outdoors and hoped to study in the environmental field in the future. Carol. Julie and Venus spent death first day at Yosemite exploring pod of the pox seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of. Rugged. Wilderness. Before and they drove through the dense and far raging forests along highway one forty to the nearby town of. El Porto. There they checked in at the Saito Lodge. An affordable hotel on the banks of the mess said reveal. On the evening of Monday February fifteen, yen sund received a phone call from his wife Carol. Shea. Happily spoke of her time away with the Julie and Silvy Narine Yosemite. They had spent the previous two days exploring the park and was settling in for their phone or gnawed at the hotel.

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"yosemite" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"So, uh, Uh, I grabbed the wrong tube. I think I used Oh, uh, Ben Gay. It was a good day. You're making this really hard and I'm saying Oh, this doesn't feel right here. I know. Man. Try to fill up a bathtub is quick as he could. Lou. Well, that's I'm thinking, Ray. Let's assume this really happened. You're not making this up because this is like a bad sitcom. But if that happened, I'm trying to think like, how long what I endured thinking. Wow, This stuff's really working. But it's killing me or what I know right off what I did and take proactive steps to warden upon rectify it. I felt like what was that? God alone because you are one of those guys with the guy with the big moustache. Oh, Yosemite Sam TV, Yosemite said. You see him. Oh, my You lived to tell the tale, Ray, but I'm guessing you've never used lotion or preparation H at any point. I don't even have that stuff in the cab of medicine, you know? Nope. Once bitten, twice shy and that stuff. You know what I live with the roids that it's not preparation BG. They don't want that going there. Trust trust ray man. Adam. Good stuff, Ray. I appreciate it. Thank you 617 to 66 68 68. That's what I'm talking about. At the time. You did something really stupid and looking back on it. You're like, Wow, I was really stupid. Also that hurt like holy H e double hockey sticks at the time 617 to 66 68 68 more of your calls On the other side. It's baby. You are in the middle and I am 68 E W. O r. K o Impact on the expressway.

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"yosemite" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

The Family Vacationer

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

"But. But I think it's called is the company called all stays? But anyway, they have all sorts of have matt basically pops up, and then you can populate points of interest or places day even down to like Super Walmart and things like that. But then we've got a couple of campground APPs that are Koa. APP and good Sam at both of those are campground APPs and a lot of times if you look. On the website of a camp ground, they list things that are close by so when we are. We're calculating. Okay. So we're we're going to. We're GONNA try to do four hundred miles tomorrow. And four hundred miles is GonNa put us about this Koa. Then if that, if that website if mentioned something that's close by we, we may look into that. When we're on the road itself, there's there's a couple of different answers we used to have a book, and now we've got a tackle I exit. And it detects what interstate your own and what direction you're going and when you open it up, it just gives you the next exit and what all is there. And if there is anything interesting within a few miles of the interstate. It, it lists that kind of stuff there too. So there's several different ways you can find. Interesting stuff and a lot a lot of it. Is just something that might be stuck in our heads. From seeing it on TV or read about it somewhere in here and hey, I think I heard that was in. Iowa. We consider for a little while we're trying to figure out how could we get by the field of dreams movie site? Because we were going to be within a couple of hundred miles for. And we just decided. Yeah. I just don't think squeeze that in but. Lot. Of Times this is stuff like that that we've heard of that. We're like, Hey, I think that's an area. Where is it exactly? I'm just curious really quick. How far off of the route? Are you guys willing to go I mean you know it's one thing to drive an hour you know to Atlanta whatever. But. You know when you're when you're going that far how how far will offer out what you guys go citizens and I think it depends what point planning are we in right? So we're still at home and we're trying to get a general idea if we're going to head. And? If you put in Gainesville Georgia to Badlands National, Park? Right. There's..

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Trump and Biden hold dueling events in battleground states

Sean Hannity

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Trump and Biden hold dueling events in battleground states

"A traditionally democratic state that he won in 2016. Telling the crowd vote for Joe Biden is a vote to send jobs back to China. This is opponent, Joe Biden held a town hall style meeting near Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. People are listening and watching from their cars in a parking lot. He gets slammed the president's response to the pandemic, saying he knew how serious it was and did nothing, calling it almost criminal. Yosemite National Park forced to close

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"yosemite" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Tom will be trying to mooch passes or something like that before Long. Listen, before I let you go. There is one other thing on your list. We know. Okay. There was one more thing on your list here that I that I wanted to ask you about about Hecky Hecky Yosemite National Park. Of course, Lots of folks have been there. Not everybody knows that Hetch Hetchy before the reservoir was filled. There was kind of a second Yosemite Valley and that the scenery up there is really beautiful. And I was telling you before we started. I have never been up there. So tell us this you've got it on your list here says wonder across the damn read the history of how the O'Shaughnessy Dam was built and why it was built. You put a really important thing in here, it says get there early as parking is limited. Yes, There's a lot of people that have not been to have touched you. And it is still in Yosemite National Park. Um, it's it's the least we have the least crowded half of Yosemite in our area. And head catchy actually provides the drinking water for San Francisco. So it's a reservoir and way back when they built the ocean on a medium and you can go out there and walk across the dam, and there's signage and photos of How they brought in all the equipment to build this this little masterpiece If you will out there in basically the middle of nowhere at that time, it's pretty incredible. And I also like what you said to you about had help you. It was often referred to as the Twin Valley T 70 because when you look at it There's a lot of similarities between had heavy, especially before it was jammed and many Valley it's a wonderful place is a learning experience. You can go hiking. It's incredible. Well, you said I could leave Thomas the miniature golf and go along and then you know, we used to go up on the way back. We used to drive up to the head Checchi from from Modesto and watched the water level Go down every time people turn on their faucets in San Francisco. I'm so sorry. Lisa sums at a remote location. There's just no way to control his behavior. I'm apologize so much for things over all of that s so it sounds like That there are there is an abundance of things to do in Ptolemy County. In in case you got up there and you want to make a weekend out of it. I think there's a hotel or two and Ptolemy County. Probably you could stay at their several hotels. Airbnb Vacation rentals cabin. Glamping, You name it, we most likely habit. We even have covered wagons. You can stay in one Sounds cool. If you go to travel guys radio dot com.

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"yosemite" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

08:15 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"Stacey heiress went missing around these sunrise high Sierra camp in Yosemite National Park and Joe. Yosemite is. We've talked about Yosemite in a past episode, and this is by far probably number one on my list of national parks right now to visit. yeah, I tell you mine, too. Yeah and I think I if I don't know if you're coming with or not this August. But we're still planning to head out there for kind of a hike and then a little party that weekend. I'll be there for the weekend part for sure yeah I have to see if I can make it for the hike before the party weekend okay. Well, the party. The Party is obviously you don't WanNa miss that, but the hiking will be a lot of fun, too. I think we're GONNA. Try to hike the chains on half dome. I believe it was episode five another gentleman by the name Michael Allen. Fishery went missing in Yosemite. National Park's. If you haven't already listened to that episode, I would listen to that one to once. You've done with this. But Yosemite is in California and it's A. It's a pretty old park. It was established on October. First eighteen ninety and it's it's big. It's over seven, hundred, forty, seven thousand acres, or one point one million square miles, which if you can think about that, it's about five times larger than Chicago. So it's a, it's A. It's a massive park. Yeah, it's huge. And it sees a ton of visitors every year, so the the average about four million people year so. And three fourths of all those visitors happened in kind of the same time period, so you're talking. You. You know you're June July August timeframe so it. It's a really busy park. But thankfully it's a big park, so there's a ton of places to hike. Some cool facts about Yosemite. It is home to one of the tallest waterfalls in the world at over two thousand, four, hundred twenty five feet. Yosemite falls. Is it is the tallest on the planet, so definitely something I. I hope to see if we get out to Yosemite this summer. Is that the one that is like? You can see the fire fall where like the light hits at certain away, and it looks like it's like lava pouring over the edge. Yeah, they call them. Moon Beause. Moon bows okay. Yeah, well I Know there's there's the rainbows at night. 'cause we talked about that the other episode as a fun fact, but I thought there was one called fire fall to. The Sun setting hits it just right, and it looks like lava I think you're right and I think. There are several waterfalls in the park that have these amazing rainbows that you can witness during the day at sunset, or even at night the moon bows so I'm excited to possibly see a moon Bo as well. So I you're seventy park was the first area of land set aside by the US government for preservation protections, so that's a cool little fact. The giant there's also giant sequoia trees that live in the park, and they can live up to three thousand years old, which is pretty unbelievable that you have trees there. That are. Three thousand years old just imagine what has happened throughout history and that three thousand years in the afternoon. I was real tiny. How the same tree! Yeah this is crazy to think about. Famous writer, a lot of you probably know of John. Muir was a naturalist and the founder of the Sierra Club. He was so taken with Yosemite that he headed up effort for its preservation, and his efforts led to the parks establishment in eighteen ninety and in nineteen. Oh, three President! Theodore Roosevelt toured Yosemite with mirror in nineteen, zero six. The park came under the federal government's control. So John Muir had a very influential role in. Getting, this park set up and preserved so. It's pretty cool and obviously theater as Roosevelt and I think Joe that that's one of your favorite presidents is if now? He started the park service basically yeah, so a pretty cool history of the park. Little in depth information on its climate Yosemite is has what people call a Mediterranean climate meaning. Most of the precipitation falls during the mild winter. And the other seasons are nearly dry less than three percent of the precipitation falls during the long hot summers so. It's definitely a park. If you're going hiking in the summer, you're GONNA WANNA. Make sure you either have a lot of water with you or you've got Kinda map marked with all the spots. You can fill up because that's just need for hiking, too. Because realize just makes it so much more difficult when you're camping. Yeah, especially for people like us where we have to travel sometimes across the country to go hiking you you there for one week and you kind of play. The the weather lottery hoping. Yeah, remember I. Mean You remember trip to our first trip to glacier? was just a rainy sued. The whole time, and it was still really cool hiking trip, but it just makes miserable. Yeah, so yeah, like I said. The climate is pretty hot and dry in the popular times that people go hiking so. Know bring a Lotta water or you know have a map with where you can fill up a on your hike. Which I think is pretty easy. There's a ton of little lakes throughout the park so. that should really be a an issue. Terrain, it's it's very mountainous and rocky. There's a lot of granite slabs. You can hike on a lot of crevasses. You can fall in. so it's some of the trails can get pretty pretty tough if you're inexperienced or not prepared so especially like I mentioned earlier the. the chain the chains on half dome. If anyone's into hiking and you don't know what that is after this episode, go to Google and look it up it. It looks terrifying and amazing at the same time. Yeah, they're very dangerous. girl died on it a few months ago. Correct, she slid off. Yeah, the problem is people. Try to hike it when it gets wet and it's just a big slab of granite, and it's not supposed to do that. It gets slippery and I've read articles about people trying to do it in sandals, and you know a lot of these accidents while really unfortunate, it's sometimes because the people don't prepare. That's I think most of the accidents we talk about. That are solvable. Are Result of unprepared, not knowing the climate. Not knowing what gear you need, not knowing what you're doing. We're not even knowing the weather forecast for today. I can tell you one hundred percent if I'm going to hike that the chain hike and there's. A chance of rain in the afternoon. I probably won't do it. Might hike up to the base of it just to see it. Through the dangerous part, yeah, and it gets really CDs pictures. It gets backed up I mean it reminds me of the backups. On Everest just tons of people going up and down, and then you've got people that chain in every link which you're not really supposed to do. And it it slows. It slows everyone down and you really just got it. You Pat Kinda light you know where some hiking boots have good traction on the bottom and you know. Don't go when there's a chance of rain. I think you'd be fine and leave early. You want to beat the crowd Sir Yeah. Hundred percent agree. Yeah, so it looks like a really cool hike, and there's a ton of other really cool hikes in the park. I think there's over. I'll get into it, but yeah, there's over eight hundred miles of trades that you can hike, so you can spend a whole year. Hike in the park. types of dangers in regards to animals. There's black bears. bighorn sheep mountain lions mule deer. Those are kind of the big. The big animals in the park nothing I would be too concerned about you know mountain lions. We've said in past episodes. If you have little children, just keep an eye on them. Don't let them. Out of your sight. In the park, black bears are not going to. Probably attack people unless they're provoked. or You come across a bear with their the cubs. Yeah and I haven't really read too many reports of people getting injured by or killed by animals in the park so I think. You know if you take precautions, you'll be fine. like I, said the train. It's wooded.

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"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

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16:46 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

"In terms of camping I I wanted to talk about the NPS camping. That's actually within the park. This is by far the best option. If you just WANNA be right there in the action action and see everything because unfortunately all of the places that you can camp at that are outside of the park are really outside of the park. So we're talking about it least a half hour drive to the entrance for Yosemite National Park not to mention the further. Drive that you have to actually get into the valley so it's easily an hour are up to two hours for you to get from your RV place into Yosemite Valley from wherever you're staying if you're staying outside of the park and that's a huge inconvenience When you're talking about maybe having limited days or just being able to try to see as much of the park as you can and then having trouble level so far to get back to your RV but of course being in the park is not always an option for everybody so we were We did this trip with about about four days notice so we were originally supposed to head down to Joshua Tree but there was a big blizzard in Colorado in October and it it closed I I said to the West and it closed. I twenty five heading to the south so we didn't really have a way ahead to the southern part of the USO instead we headed north to Wyoming and then headed over or to Yosemite so great assembly glad. We did it but we didn't have any prior planning for this trip so there were no reservations for US available to get into the park park and they always have some first. Come first serve but when you're in a big RV and when you're traveling to Twenty hours to get to a park. You you don't necessarily want to Rely on the first come first serve so we don't like to do that either. We like to try to book something but in terms of actually stain in the park you you do have a few different options if you are a larger. RV They actually have a few places that are open in the summer that can accommodate up to a forty foot RV RV. But I think it's literally six or eight sites for the whole park that can accommodate up to forty feet now they have a few more places aces that say they can accommodate up to thirty five feet. And I'll tell you. A lot of the national parks have a limit on thirty five feet being the Max and technically are Jayco Senecas. Thirty seven feet but miraculously shrink down to thirty five feet whenever we're going to a national park because we have just found culture bay in Grand Tetons. We've just found that we're able to fit into that So we usually just say yeah okay. We're thirty five feet and we take one of those. We're able to take one of those spots now. The issue with Yosemite Valley is because of the way that the sites are laid out. You literally don't have a turning radius to back in to the actual campsite so they're all back in spots and because because of the limitations with the trees and everything you don't have a turning radius to get into the spot so I don't know if our whole idea that will be fine at a thirty five foot site really will work at this park. They actually go so far to say that. If you're pulling a trailer the trailer cannot be more than is it twenty four or twenty five feet. Wait so you're even more limited with a trailer just because of that Not being able to do the proper backing up and having the turn radius to make it into the spots so I think the motorhome limit on these larger spots are thirty five feet but only twenty four feet. If it's a travel trailer that you have with you so a a lot of limitations with size. So that's a bit of a problem also. Getting reservations for the campgrounds are insane. This is one of the busiest parks and it's usually the kind of place that is booked a longtime in advance specifically in advance. They will tell you on the NPS website that it's five months in advance but don't put that in your head. Think four months in advance. And I'll tell you why so. This is the way that it works. Let's say that you want to go for the fourth of July weekend. Okay so the way it works. Is the reservations will open for four to five months before that date specifically four months before that date but it will open up for a month's worth of reservations for a month time so for example. If you want to derive arrived between June fifteenth and July Life Fourteenth. Your reservation day would be February fifteenth. So that's February. Fifteenth is four months before June fifteenth. That's that's why I'm saying. Put it in your head that it's four months before the date that it opens up. It's just at that point when it opens up at that four months ahead of time. It's opening for an entire hire month so it's opening from June fifteenth dates all the way up to July fourteen dates so if you wanted to go on the fourth of July that's during that time stretch. That's right of June fifteenth to July fourteenth. So you need to book on on February Fifteenth. Don't put it in your head. Oh I can do this five. You know five months in advance or I need to do this. March first. Or second or whatever to correlate with the first part of July it's it's the four months before the earliest date that it opens opens and a link. They have on their website the specific so if you have this arrival date this is the date that you need to make reservations and the reservations opened up at seven. AM MM Pacific Time and this is one of those things you just set your clock and you make sure that you're trying to get those reservation dates as soon as you want them as soon as you can get them. So I'll put a link to that in the show notes so you can get to that and specifically see what are my dates. And what do I need to get in terms of the bigger. RV campsites that are available. So upper pines hindes has stuff. That's up to thirty five feet. The Lower Pines has the forty foot sites. But that's not open in offseason so when we were there it wasn't open and so the upper pints would have been the only option and then won't which is the town that's kind of on the south part they can accommodate up to thirty five feet and and Bridal Veil Creek camp that is an open year round that's just Kind of a summertime. One and then Haagen meadow which I guess is in the northern part. We must have passed by that. But I'm not quite sure where that was at so there's a few different places and of course there's a lot more options if you have a smaller RV or if you're just tent camping. I mean you have a ton of options and you might actually be able to get a first-come-first-serve if you get there early enough in the morning but for the big rigs not that many options. You definitely want to make sure that. Do you have that reservation ahead of time and I think the only option you have for actually getting into the park is highway. One forty so. Don't forget that part okay in terms of private spots. Where can you park so private campgrounds? That are outside of the park From the South side. There's a town called. Oh Kirsten it looks like. It's about an hour more from that south entrance at the Mariposa Grove. That might be an option. It looked like they had a number of while a number meaning. You know three or four different. RV Parks so there might be some different for an options there on that south side in terms of highway. One forty so the El Portal road. There's a Indian flat. RV Park work that shows. It's probably only about twenty minutes from outside of the park so that might be a good option. As one of the closest places you can go to And then the ED next option is highway one twenty. which was that big oak flat road? This is where we went to and this is near the town of Grove Lynn. So most of these. RV sites are are going to have an address in Groveland the closest one to the Yosemite entrance is about twenty five thirty minutes from the entrance. And that's Yosemite Seventy Lakes RV resort. We didn't stay here a it didn't from the campground reviews that I was reading from all stays APP. It didn't look like it was highly rated as Yosemite Ridge which was the next furthest out. So that's where we ended up staying there really aren't any of the. RV parks that have overwhelming glowing. Reviews News so It seems that they all have some things. That people find as issues in Maybe a little bit older and don't necessarily have a ton of amenities so there's not really anyone who's a very clear winner. This place is actually prime for an amazing. Koa are big amazing. RV Re Park something like the on the West Glacier Koa if something like that came in to the west side of Yosemite they would make killing because it is so needed Really really phenomenal. RV Park but Since they don't have it when you're trying to look at your best option the like I said the Yosemite Lakes RV resort is your closest closest. We didn't stay there. We just Kinda thought at the distance. I think that the gone with the winds have a video where they stayed here and so they have a review. So you can see that We ended up staying at Yosemite Ridge resort. which is about forty minutes from the entrance? Free Assembly National Park and You know we liked it. There was It was a little tight to get into. So there's some cabins and then there's only a number of spots I don't remember how many exactly but not that many maybe eleven sure so so so not a ton of spots but we were definitely in the largest of the spots. It was kind of a big pool through area and we had a nice Sitting area area and a big grassy area that was really pretty little tight to get in and out for our thirty seven foot. RV Especially we couldn't even deal with the towing we had Wait until we were in the front of the office in order to hook up our jeep because we couldn't get into the spot or out of it with the G. picked up so little bit tight and then and the other thing that was a huge. Bummer is We booked intentionally at a private campground outside so we could hook up to electrical because we had our dog I with us and when we travel with the dog we don't like to leave her in the RV when it could be too hot or too cold and not have any power to accommodate air conditioning. Or anything anything else. So we don't need the power for the heat but we did We would need some electrical power to run the ACC so we like to stay at a campsite so that it's more comfortable for her as we're doing our daytime travels and so that's part of the reason that we paid to stay at this site and didn't even consider doing a I come for surf. Type deal it within the park and unfortunately fortunately when we got there they didn't have any power now it wasn't their fault California's a Lotta wildfire issues. PG will which is their power company for their utilities. He's will just shut off power if there's too much wind or any sort of risk where there could be a downed power line and cause more fires so they literally cut the power off to all the people pull that are in this area for two days. So the whole Two nights that we stayed there there was never any power So that was a bummer But the resort was nice enough to refund me some money even though it wasn't even their fault but we were paying for this hookup site that we had absolutely no hookups for because even the water pump required water so we had. We had nothing to had no water or electrical or anything now. Fortunately it was plenty Cool so it wasn't an issue to try to keep the air conditioning conditioning. On in fact we ended up running the heat for dog while we were gone. And then the next On Grove land would be Yosemite Pines This is a little bit it closer to the town of Groveland. So you're kind of narrow town if you wanna do town type stuff as well on your trip but it's also about fifty to sixty minutes to get into the park so further drive into the part so none of the options are super close. This is Some big rugged mountainous area and there are some kind of national national forest areas. Where maybe you can just pull over? And if you're going to boondock anyway you can just pull over in stay at one of those sites. You can't do any sort of Boondock and within the park of course But there are some national forest area. That's outside of the park. So that might be an option to if you just want kind of some free boone docking so that's it for camping Just a few kind of last minute notes. One thing is a book recommendation so I always try to prep the kids for our trip ahead of time by checking out..

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"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

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10:16 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

"This during your trip It's actually a loop so the road comes in and it does a loop up that goes around and then comes back out. It's thirteen miles in total. There's a few different ways you can do this loop so you're not really going to be able to loop loop it with your RV if you're camping the campground that's fine and you have some other option so you don't need to drive your rv around but you don't want to have to take your RV honest Lupin expect to be able to park and find places to stop and be able to pull it in. Just it's too tight. There's not that many parking spots as it is so don't plan on using senior. RV To do this loop There's other options so there's really three other options One you could bike this. It is only thirteen miles so you know. Our kids are definitely not doing a thirteen mile bike ride but I think for some adults. That wouldn't be too bad and you'd easily be able to stop them and see everything that you want to see and do hikes or whatever it is that you want to do so biking's a nice option second is you can't take personal vehicle as long as it's off season and there's parking if it's the heat of the summer good luck trying to find parking. This is one of the busiest parks. It's in the top ten. I think it's about five million visitors a year and the the summer months are extremely busy so I don't think that a personal vehicle is a great option. If you're there during the summer we were able to use a personal vehicle cold but again we were there in shoulder season really in late fall before the winter weather really came in and Limited a bunch of the access so so personal vehicle you could use but Other than just getting to one spot and then parking your personal vehicle like in the downtown town like the Yosemite village parking you could maybe park your personal vehicle and then take the shuttle system throughout. So that's the third option is the shuttle system so the shuttle. The system in the winter months kind of fall off season goes year round throughout the village area. So you have kind of the lodge and you have the ansel Adams Gallery. There's the museum that's over there. There's the Conservation Center and and then it goes over to where the campgrounds are at. And so that's kind of like the upper pines and lower pines so the whole half Dome village I think is what they call it. where the campsites and stuff are at so year round the shuttle will do that loop and then in the summer months? It also does a larger loop where it'll take you Out By el Capitan and then over to The kind of Cathedral beach area. So that gets you a little bit closer. To where bridal veil falls falls is so those are your three options you can take personal vehicle but probably only on offseason or just park in the main parking areas and then the shuttle's tells the main way that you're getting around the area or biking if you WANNA bike it I guess you could walk to but thirteen miles is a lot of walking so especially if you WANNA do hikes when you get to different replaces. So that's your options for getting around now in terms of what you WANNA see you're driving around. We actually did a little detours. We were first coming in and instead going straight into the village We went and did the little bit of a a shot to the right. That'll take you to the bridal veil falls visitors area where you can park and there's not actually a visitor's center here but there's a parking lot it's not a very large parking lot and you can't back up Here with a total anything and you won't be able to fit in. RV LARGE RV and here anyway so we were in the jeep. But it's a really nice short hike. It's super easy for kids. I don't know exactly but it couldn't be more than a quarter of a mile to get to the base of the falls and then there's a bunch of boulders and rocks and stuff that are down there they don't actually want you hiking on that to try to get closer to the falls so you're really just seen it from the area where they have like a concrete path space that they want you to see it but it's a really cool waterfall to see it's six hundred and twenty feet so this is a huge waterfall and we were there like I said in late fall so the last week of October Ober and at that point in time Yosemite falls is not flowing anymore. Just doesn't have enough water but bridal veil falls was still going so it was really cool to be able to see a waterfall and this was the waterfall that we were able to see. So then as you get back onto the loop and keep heading into the valley you'll come across Al Capitan. which will be on your left? This this is the huge thirty five hundred foot vertical granite wall that just juts out of the ground in and heads up and I if as if that wasn't cool enough to see you usually can see climbers that are on the mountain. If you haven't seen the movie free Solo you definitely want to check that out ahead of time. It's actually a documentary about a professional rock climber. Alex who is The first person ever to free solo climb meaning. He's not using using any ropes or anything to climb El Capitan. So just insane. I think it's amazing. The people that are climbing it with ropes. I mean that's spectacular tacklers. Well and what's really cool is you can see these people on their Either climbing or we were seeing people towards a nighttime or towards the the evening and so they had their little like hammock. Things set up on the sides of the mountain. Because they're going to sleep there that night and then continue climbing up the next day so really cool to see if as if the nature wasn't cool enough on its own. Seeing the climbers was really need as well and I'm pretty sure free. Solo is free right now on Amazon is on prime. Video are yeah through Amazon Prime Video. I remember seeing it somewhere. Free might have been Netflix. But check that out because it will get you excited for the trip in. It'll just make an awe of these people people that are doing these climbs. So that's Al Capitan. As You keep heading forward you can't see half dome in the distance You'd have to drive drive up further up by like the half dome parking and then hike up if you wanted to get closer to that area. We only went as far as the Yosemite Valley parking lot and we parked there And then went around the little village so the village that they have Is Really Cool. I mean they have a bunch of stuff there post office there they also have Some different in places where you can get a bite to eat. They have a Park Ranger Station area visitor center where you can talk with Park Rangers and get recommendations on Hikes and stuff get the junior ranger packets. There's a big interactive area and then there's kind of like Native American specialist area where they have they have a whole all kind of village area. Setup shows you what some of the housing would have been like. There's usually somebody there to answer questions about things. There happened to be a basket display. That was going on while while we were there So we were able to see that and enjoy that. There's also that's the Indian cultural exhibit sand that's correct term so so Really cool to see. There's a lot of different programs that are happening. We actually did not make time to go on. One of the ranger led hikes. But they allow the kids or at least offseason to go through the Indian cultural exhibit. And then meet with the interpretive specialist. They had there and answer different questions and go through. Things is to work on their junior ranger packets so that was a nice feature so then as we kept drive in the loop to head out of there we stopped kind of meadows area at the base by Yosemite falls calls. It's while it's not super close Yosemite falls but you can hike over to where the base of Yosemite falls is at and you could continue hiking up as well We in little kids so we weren't doing any major major hikes but it's just nice to get out your legs and go see that really beautiful and of course you alphabetize not too far in the distance We kept driving then and stopped for while at El Capitan and saw that around the base of it. And that's where really where we could see a bunch of the climbers that were up on the mountain and then we continued up to tunnel view. So this is going towards WANNA so this is heading up until forty one and you can stop there before the tunnel and park your car. There's a small parking not at probably only holds like Twenty cars or so so it's really not very large but In the off season we were fine getting a parking spot. I think it's really worth it to try to be able to stop here and be able to see tunnel view and and get that view of the valley so it's really worth trying to make that work. We were actually there and it was almost sunset so it was was starting to get dark and it meant that the valley was starting to get those pinks purples to it and Like I mentioned before you're able to see kept on half dome and bridal veil falls all the same shot so that was really neat and what we ended up doing is we turn the jeep around and parked on the parking lot. That's it's on the south side of the road. There were fewer people there and then you can easily get onto a small path. Nobody else was on this hike. We only had to go up. Maybe maybe maybe a mile at the most but I think it was even less than a mile to a place called inspiration point and this is actually one of the spots. Were ansel ansel Adams. Has this great shot of the Yosemite Valley so if you want that view that you get from tunnel view You can see that at tunnel view but if you want a nice hike. That isn't isn't terribly difficult. There is a bit of an allegation gain. But it's not that long and you can hike up to inspiration point and really see that same view you that he saw and there's probably going to be nobody around you so this is one hike that I think is a really good one to see because it was the only one that we were able to do where we didn't have other people next to us so within at least the valley so Really a cool hike and a great way to see that beautiful landscape and and Really feel like you're connected with the people that had been there before us so NEAT place to stop and see and when we come back. We're GONNA talk about camping for the park.

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"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

RV Homeschool Podcast

12:23 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

"Our fee through that so I think if you have a smaller Smaller Class B. He or you're in a van or you're pulling a trailer and so you have a lower height. That might be fine for you but be sure you look at the Yosemite Parks website for the tunnel means and all link that in the show notes so you can find it easily. I had a hard time finding this when we were searching for everything Because you so most of your big. RV's are not going to fit through those tunnels so that was the option from big oak flat road. Now we did end up taking this. wrote a number of times in our jeep because because we stayed in Grove land which is just a little further out of the park on highway. One twenty. And I'll talk more about that at the end when I talk about places to stay And going through with the jeep was just fine. And that's always a great way to travel. But if you don't have that option or you're trying to camp in the park just know that if you aren't a big rig you're not going to be able to come in through highway one twenty. Another way to get into the park is highway forty one and this comes up from the south so so you head up from the south and it gets into the Mariposa Grove area and there's a lot of great things to see on the south part of the of the park and we'll talk about some of those things things but the big thing to know about this is also called when we're GonNa road and the big thing about this though is there is the Woah woah tunnel and You may have heard people talk about tunnel view or getting pictures at tunnel view. which is this phenomenal view? You'll definitely WANNA see it while you're in yellowstone And there's this tunnel title and you can stop there. There's a parking lot and you can take this picture where you're seeing Capitan. Half Dome and bridal veil falls all in the same shot. It's really spectacular. You're just getting this high point view of the whole valley and it's phenomenal but that tunnel is I believe ten three or ten two so it is a small tunnel and there's no way RV's flint and through that I think a lot of other people your RV's not fitting through that either so again. That's the south entrance coming up on highway. Forty one there's places camp down there But you'll have to have a different vehicle to actually drive up into the park so then your last option for Yosemite Valley is highway. One forty in this is coming and straight from the West. And it's kind of coming into the arch rock entrance and it's also called. El Portal road is the other name that you might hear for it this this states on the NPS website that this has a height limit of twelve foot ten inches. And I'm not sure where they're deciding that limit because as far as I can tell there's no tunnel on this actual road. We didn't drive this road so I cannot confirm that. There's no tunnel but I can't find anything in the research that says that says there's a tunnel here plus I know people with big. RV's who have camped in Yosemite Valley. So they they had to have gotten there somehow and I think at that is through this highway one forty now having said that technically we don't fit under that limit so if there is something that that's going to be a a an issue for your rv you if you have a taller height might be a problem as well so I still don't have confirmation whether or not we can get our RV into the park and we didn't camp in the park so it wasn't an issue this time but I'd love to know that for the next time we're going so those of you out there who have taken highway one forty if he can let me know if you can get through that or or if there's any tunnels is there that'd be great so there you go. That's a little bit of the details if you're trying to actually get all the way into the park with your rv into Yosemite Valley those are the limitations as you're going to run into You can of course camp outside of the park and then drive in with your vehicle though. And that's what we did so we'll talk about some of the highlights of what what we saw in some of the things that we loved as soon as we come back so I would divide Yosemite national park into four parts so hetch Hetchy Mariposa Grove tiogue. Oh road and Yosemite Valley so we'll talk off for those parts briefly so hetch hetchy is kind of the Upper Reservoir Canyon area. It's on the northwest part of the park. So you'd be accessing it probably easiest if you're coming in from highway when twenty which is that big Goeke flat Area you can actually head a little bit north and get to the Hetch hetchy entrance and take that road now. This road is not suitable for. RV's I think a Limit on it was something like twenty four feet so you can just take a personal vehicle. Apparently they've got a lot of kind of switch backs winding to it so it just ends up not being being suitable for something that's longer in length. It does go through a beautiful a canon area and apparently it's It's one that mere described as almost arrival to Yosemite Valley. So I'm sure it's really beautiful. We didn't have time to make it up here There is a reservoir. That's up there and actually this is a lot of the drinking water. That's it's used for nearby areas in California you Are Not Allowed to swim or boat or anything else on the reservoir. Probably because it's it's also drinking water and of course they usually don't allow that kind of stuff boats and stuff in the national park waters anyway but it would be a beautiful area to see and it would be a quiet quiet place to do hiking. There's a lot fewer people that come here so If if you WanNa go somewhere where you have a little bit more solitude and you can just enjoy the scenery scenery. This is probably the location to visit Or try to stay outside of an at least spend a day at so. That's Hetchy the next place to talk about is is Mariposa Grove. So again like I mentioned on the south entrance so taking highway forty one to come up from the south side of the park on that west side you would get into Mariposa Grove and this is one of the three sequoia groves that they have in the park. And it's the biggest of the three sequoia groves and it's probably the most accessible and easily accessed because you don't necessarily have to have a pretty big hike to get into where the Grove's at they had it closed for a while like in two thousand fifteen eighteen through eighteen. And they were doing some renovations. But it's opened again and if you're not planning to go to any other area where you're going to see sequoias then I would highly recommend at least taking a day to go down to this area so that you can see the sequoia trees because they are just amazing phenomenon I it's so so exciting to see your kids faces light up or your own face light up when you see how giant these amazing trees are so if you have. I've never been to a sequoia forest and you're not planning to head to sequoia. We were heading off to Sequoia National Park the next day or a few days after this so we ended up not going to do the Mariposa Grove but it would be a great place to see and then the Town of Arizona has a hill Pioneer Yosemite History Center and they have different historic buildings so they do a bunch of different things that are tied into teaching about the history and the time period. And how people used to live back here now this this visitor center that they have on this entrance isn't open in the fall and we were at Yosemite. Oh I should've mentioned that. We were at Yosemite the last week of October. So definitely late fall It was a little bit of a risky trip because any moment that road for tiogue road could close in. We knew that coming coming into it and we knew we could have a three to four hour detour but we did it anyway. The weather held out and it was perfect. And we got the fall leaves But visiting in the fall means of course less people and we could park any where we needed throughout the trip. But it also meant that there's fewer resources so different campgrounds are closed different visitors centers Are closed so you just have to kind of accept that condition if you're going to go there during the off season the shoulder season but we always find. It's worth it because you have fewer people. Well they're so that's Mariposa Grove Like I mentioned at the beginning. Mariposa Grove was one of the areas that was protected by Abraham Lincoln as part of that Yosemite grant so so they were trying to prevent these giant trees from being destroyed and this was one of the areas that Teddy Roosevelt went to on his trip and so he got to see the huge Asia. The huge sequoia trees realize how important it was to protect them and see what the destrucitin destruction look like in the nearby areas so Really a cool thing to see specially for not planning to go anywhere else quest. The third thing to talk about is Thai Yoga Road so like I mentioned we did take this. tiogue pass is on the east side right. So that's as you're coming from highway three ninety five which is the north South route along the Sierra on the eastern side you cut across on highway one twenty which is Taio go road in that goes through the park so it's I think once you just get up that pass. There's not anything else on the route. That's really that terrifying refined and like I said we didn't even find Taga Pass to be all that scary as well so We also though were coming westbound on it. I think if if you were heading eastbound and leaving the park from this route it would you might feel that steepness and it might be a little bit scarier but Places to pull over in. It's totally fine as you come in through that entrance one of the first things you say is instead point and there's limited parking here but because there were so few people we were able to pull the RV into one of the RV spots and we were still towing the jeep so you know we're probably fifty fifty five feet in length. At this point we were able to pull into a spot no problem and then we could get out and hike around a little bit. What you're seeing in the distance is the back of half dome? So it's really cool because this was our first view of these the giant Granite Boulders these mountains of granite that are Yosemite National Park so half dome of course is one of the most visible and it's it's it looks like half of dome. It's literally a circle but our sphere more and then cut in half and so you're seeing this huge granite ski mountain and you can see that in the distance so that was super cool if you then keep traveling on Road the next thing you really get to is tonight lake and data beautiful lake. It doesn't have that long of a little hiking trail to kind of walk around. We didn't do the entire hiking trail we just walked for a little while. It was pretty windy that day and we were also trying to get to the other end into our campsite before dark so we didn't spend a ton of time at tonight but it was very beautiful to see and once again we were able to just just pull the RV over on the side of the road and there were a bunch of parking spots open and we were able to just pull into one of those and keep the the toad connected a an and walk around so that worked out well to Allah me is Kind of the next spacey. Get to the twelve meadows so these big beautiful meadows and you can kind the rivers flowing through it Pretty place to see. And then as you're a further going onto Tiga road in kind of nearing where it's going to meet it up with The other roads and kind of head to the Western part of the park. Then you're going to get up to where the Twala me Grove is is and the Mir said Grove so these are the other two sequoia groves that they have in the park. The Mir said Grove has twenty sequoias added. It's about a three three hour hike. So it's like three and a half miles I think that's round trip. But you know you have a hiking to get out to this but if you want to see a grove rove a sequoia grove and you don't want a lot of other people there with you. Then mayor said Grove would be a good option for Twala me grove. You also need to hike into it. I think there's twenty-five sequoias at this grove and It's only about a mile on that hike. But you do have a bit of an elevation drop and so you drop down to do the hike and then so don't forget you gotTa hike that back up on your way out of there But that would be a shorter hike if you wanted it to be an grove. If you didn't have time to travel all the way down to Mariposa Grove which is the largest of the three growth that they have there.

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"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

RV Homeschool Podcast

11:53 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

"Homeschool podcast where we make travel educational and fun. Grab your shades to do some California dreaming as we head to Yosemite Semisi National Park Thank you for listening to the RB. Homeschool podcast I'm your host amber. Stephen we are a family family of four with two elementary age daughters that travel the US and Canada in our Jaco. Seneca so we have a big rig we tow a jeep behind us and we love traveling to the national parks. Were actually trying to bring our girls to all of the national parks before they head off to college And since they're only seven and eight. We have a little bit of time to get that done. We love reporting about the different tips and tricks that we learned from our travels and so hopefully by bringing that to you. It can make your travels much easier so today we are talking about Yosemite National Park. There's so many wonderful things about Yosemite National Park That you're going to to love John Muir said this of the Sierra Nevada's which is the mountain range where it's at what he described the Sierras as clean pure and full of divine bovine lessons which is an excellent way to describe it Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove are also one of the first areas that were protected affected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the people and this actually happened back in eighteen sixty four with the semi grant which was signed into power by Abraham Him Lincoln so this area has actually been protected for a very long time. It's of course not the first national park technically that yellowstone but it still was was one of the first that was protected in terms of a government protected area. That's meant for everyone to enjoy and kept for many years for people to enjoy so that is really cool as well and Yosemite was the place that really I think. Motivated President Theodore Roosevelt to put in place all the protections and the and the laws antiquity act in order to protect federal areas and national parks and kind of make all of that reality galaxy and that was part of a camping trip where he came out to meet with John Muir after reading some of his writings about Yosemite area and the different areas down there and you went out for this four day camping trip and Legend has it. He ditched his Secret Service or protection at the time and just headed with Moore and they camped out under the stars and he loved up to the area he got to see where the groves were they went down into the Mariposa Grove. He got to see where the demolishing of some of that was happening with the redwoods being cut down and This acquaint being cut down so it really was a motivating time for him then to come back and put some different protections into place he also also made Yosemite an official national park at that time too so that was something that Roosevelt actually did. So there's a lot of reasons to see it a lot of cool history behind it and it's absolutely beautiful once when I was on my instagram feed and I just asked people what they thought their favorite park was or what they would recommend. End of a family was only going to go to one national park. Which one should it be and overwhelmingly there? A two parks that came to the top of the list and Yosemite was of of course one of those parks. You can probably guess with the second park is but if you don't know that'll be our next podcast where we talk about that park so it's really a beautiful awful park. It's a place where people just love Being in nature and see all the beautiful scenery so there's plenty of reasons to go enjoy it now now. Let's talk about actually getting there and enjoying it. We like to start with logistics. So let's talk about getting to Yosemite National Park so Yosemite is in the northern Sierra Nevada's and the Sierra Nevada's of course are the mountain range that are pretty much the backbone of California. I guess you can think of him. They had really from the northern part of California kind of where it meets up with the Cascade Mountain Range which of course travels up into Oregon and Washington but so it's all the way in the northern part of California and then it moves its way down almost to Bakersfield so really pretty far down in the southern part of California so so this is a huge stretch of a mountain range. So if you're coming into California from a state that's east of it which will be most of us so from the South side you have I fifteen eighteen coming down from Las Vegas pretty much or I forty coming across from Arizona. They meet together in Barstow. And then you get onto a smaller all our highway fifty eight. That kind of takes you up to Bakersfield. And you're traveling that north kind of near cities like Salia and Fresno those are some of the names going to hear Mir said and then kind of modesto and stuff. So if you're coming from the south side that's the route that you're taking and the major highways if you're coming from the north you'd probably be coming in from. I eighty out of Nevada. So you come into kind of the Reno Tahoe area north Tahoe. And then you can cut across and had down one of the smaller roads like by through Sacramento onto that highway over intimate said and stuff or you can take maybe one of the smaller routes through the mountains. Although you're gonNA WANNA check the weather on that so in the winter months they might not be opened. Those are really the north and south access points for year round and now in the summer months. There's also Thai Yoga road which is open and that's also known as highway one twenty and that will go from three ninety five which is a hi California state highway that goes north to south on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada's and it will connect you through Yosemite National Park. And then take take you onto the west side of the park so highway one twenty is a great option and will significantly cut down the hours that you need. You're coming over from kind of the middle of the state are anywhere If you're coming over from death valley or you're coming over from Nevada. We were coming from Great Basin National Park. That was our last stop before this so we were coming from the side as well but again Togo road is only open during the summer when the weather is good so you could easily have. GPS that you're checking on Routes and if you're looking at stuff during the summer it's going to tell you you can take that route and then if you're there after the snow L. start falling and they close it which is probably late October or sometime in November. They're going to close the road and then it won't open up again until they're able to fully clear it So sometime in the late spring early summer so be sure that you know if that roads closer not on the Yosemite National Park page as soon as you go to their website they tell you immediately of yoga. Rotas is passed. It's pretty much the highest alert right at the top of the page. So you'll know that it is closed but you Kinda WanNa know before hand while you're trying to plan whether or not you have three to four hour detour of other highways to get across the Sierra Nevada range. If you can't take Taga pass so that's one key thing to know is toga passes a great option to take we took it in our RV. We didn't feel that it was anything that significantly scary. I know it has the it's the highest elevation for any of the passes in California so I guess that makes it a pretty tough passed but it didn't seem like an unusual pass ask for us in We have a super see so We have that big these Jin. It didn't have any troubles trying to climb that and nothing felt really like a Sharp steep drop off where we didn't have any shoulder or We didn't have the ability to pull over and just kind of let the engine cool if we needed to with the brakes or anything. They're are definitely Were plenty places to pull over and we were able to do it slowly so I don't think that taking that road is anything that scary But we also do a lot of mountain driving so Maybe some people would feel a little less comfortable with it. But I don't think it's one of the worst passes out there so I wouldn't be too afraid of it. Just take your time and then the other thing to know is if you are taking that road and then heading over or really if you're taking any of the three routes from the Western decide that come into the park there are significant limitations if you're coming with an RV and this was one of the hardest things that I was trying to navigate because the last thing you want to do is start getting towards Yosemite and then realized there's a tunnel and you're not gonNA fit through and now you're still trying to figure out how you're going to work in your reservations and stuff like that so I just want to take a few minutes to talk about those three Roads that you take on the western side of the park so the three roads that are going to get you into Yosemite valley and what the limitations are so. If you don't have a big rig skip ahead a few minutes you probably don't care about this but if you do please listen. Listen because I don't want you to be stuck thinking you're getting through somewhere and and then you realize that you're not so the for the Yosemite Valley entrance into the main Yosemite Valley and we'll talk about kind of four different main areas to the park but I highly recommend that if you're going to Yosemite make sure you put Yosemite Devali on your to do list of what you're going to see because it's it's phenomenal probably the it is the busiest part of the park. But it's that's for good reason. It's just is absolutely beautiful and it's kind of the the highlight of Yosemite. So be sure you do the valley. Now there's three roads that will take you into the valley so kind of the different entrance prince centers on that side so from if you were to take tiogue a road or you're coming in from further west onto highway one twenty. That's kind of the North West highway that So then it goes south east as it dips down into Yosemite Valley and it's also called big big oak flat road. This is A road it's not terribly wind ear steep or anything crazy but you are probably really not going to want your RV with you on this for a few reasons one. It does have a little bit of kind of Twisting and turning so I think that there are some limitations. I don't think it super tight for here. I think that it says you could be up to like a forty five foot. RV and handle this road but the problem you're going to get into is that there's three tunnels you're going to pass ask as you're coming into Yosemite Valley and if I remember correctly I was driving when we were doing the tunnel so I wasn't able to write the dimensions down but I'm pretty sure the first sign said thirteen thirteen ten for height the minimum height on the tunnel also. Not too big of a deal. I think most of us can fit that think the next one was thirteen six and then the final one I believe was ten six or ten three. So we have a super c JAYCO SENECA THE specs ex- on the sheet. Say that it's thirteen one so we have thirteen feet one inch up to the air conditioning unit on the top we actually have our Internet extenders stuff. That kind of goes above that so we like to see a clearance of thirteen six when we go someplace our garage door at our home. RV Shop is fourteen feet in even that sometimes feels like a bit of a push. So it's really nice to see a fourteen foot clearance but I can guarantee you that even if a tunnel is ten six on the outer edge which of of course means at the center of the tunnel you have more clearance. I'm certainly not fitting a thirteen foot..

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"yosemite" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

03:04 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Fresno Yosemite International Airport police say a seventeen year old girl climbed a fence got behind the controls of a small plane and started the propeller however she didn't get very far the plane crashed into a building and fence authorities found her in the **** pit wearing the pilot's headset she was described as disoriented and uncooperative there are no injuries and investigators say there is no ties to terrorism her motive is unclear but it's always possible she watched the movie airplane can you fly this plane and landed surely you can't be serious I am serious and don't call me Shirley Kevin trip K. A. B. C. news officials have issued another warning after three children with the measles passed through LAX last week according to the CDC the three children are recovering after being hospitalized in Denver which they traveled to from New Zealand health expert Dr Kelly victory says contagious diseases like measles can spread rapidly starting with just one person at an airport in maybe twenty five people of all the people at LAX came in contact with this kid but those twenty five people get on twenty five different airplanes and then proceed to expose all the people on that plane it is a vector of unbelievable magnitude the way for these things to spread the anti vaccine movement and the rising volume of international travel threatens to revive measles here the disease was declared eliminated in the U. S. in two thousand Dr Kelly victory was a guest on the morning drive I'm Jeff Whittle K. A. B. C. news a groan beaten to death at his wedding reception is being mourned by friends and family Joe Mel goza was found in an alley shortly after two brothers showed up at the reception looking for alcohol and relatives held a vigil in his honor last night his widow says she finished her first semester to becoming a nurse this week because she says he pushed her to follow her dreams the two brothers accused of killing mail goes to remain behind bars an E. cigarette maker jul is facing yet another lawsuit over under age vaping the lawsuit contends of the nation's largest manufacturer of fake products intentionally marketed to students under eighteen Dr Kelly Bowers the superintendent of the Livermore valley school district about thirty miles east of Oakland says educator see the impact of Jules team focused marketing efforts every day jul has been accused of using youthful social media campaigns and flavors to lower teens most of which have been stopped Jill maintains it never marketed to teens and call the accusations baseless the Los Angeles police commission wants more feedback they're looking for additional com comments on a new policy regarding when officers are justified in using deadly force a new law signed by governor museum establishes that police officers may only use deadly force when it's necessary the commission will accept comments from the public an LAPD officers for thirty days after which the commission will take two weeks to consider the comments and possibly make adjustments to the policy talk radio seven ninety eight ABC sports Lakers loss to the Pacers snapping their seven game win streak clippers eclipse the sun's king skated by the Bruins ducks fell to the flyers in U. S. C. battles I ally.

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