35 Burst results for "Yosemite National Park"

"yosemite national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:14 min | Last month

"yosemite national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Okay, yeah, I can't remember where they were called it. It makes me think of that, although, of course, in mono Lake, it's all really white and you don't have those crazy colors that come with grocery store stuff. But it's just really haunting any time of day, but the view really at dusk or dawn is just crazy and beautiful. But it's also just weirdly beautiful when the sky is super dark and the tufa towers stand up, stand out against the sky. And then from there you would go south of mono Lake for a drive along the June Lake loop, which I really like in fall because it's got some quaking Aspen about there that just are starting to turn yellow. But then there's also, I think it's a seasonal thing to visit doubles post pile. I feel like it summer, well, I know for sure that there's a seasonal shuttle in summer that you can get from the ski town of mammoth lakes to visit devil's postpile national monument. And so it's got a stack of these perfectly geometric basalt columns, which is one of the reminders that this area has had ancient volcanic history. Well, and you mentioned mammoth lakes a popular outdoor resort both skiing and in the summer mountain bikes in such in the same places. Exactly. The only challenge is that if you're in Yosemite in the winter, you can not go out. It is closed. So if you want to combine Yosemite and mammoth in winter, unfortunately, you have to go around. It's a long, long drive. Yeah, that's not a combination that works very well. No, the other place that I would say of the east end of the park and I love the suggestion of mono Lake because even just telling people they need to get to mono Lake means they have to drive all the way through that northern tuolumne Meadows area and it's just a beautiful drive. It's just a gorgeous gorgeous place that a lot of people don't see and should. But also one of my favorite state parks is Bodhi, the ghost town of the old mining town just north of mono Lake..

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:33 min | Last month

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:43 min | Last month

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:45 min | Last month

"yosemite national park" 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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"yosemite national park" Discussed on Another Mother Runner

Another Mother Runner

02:32 min | 10 months ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on Another Mother Runner

"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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Optimal Training Path for Success on Difficult Hikes

Another Mother Runner

02:32 min | 10 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 | 11 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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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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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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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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"yosemite national park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Story. And here it comes. Nor'easters still on track to hit us beginning tomorrow afternoon, continuing into the better part of Tuesday, there will be a strong, gusty wind, especially at the coast. And that means during the time of high tide, we're gonna have to watch for some potential coastal flooding, as well as some beach erosion and that maybe over a period of high tide cycles, WBZ TV meteorologist Cerebro Bless Qi. Still a good chance The snow will mix with some rain along the coast, which will hold down Some of the snow totals on Winter Storm Watch has been posted by the National Weather Service beginning tomorrow morning. For most counties statewide, Plymouth and Barnstable County is not in that watch, at least for now. The heaviest snowfall expected away from the coast and this heavy snow not affecting just New England. 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, or at least 18. Inches of snow fell. The park hopes to welcome visitors back on Monday and in the Sierras, the snow was measured in feet. Five of them that brought out snowboarders and skiers at Lake Tahoe, who loved it all. CBS News correspondent Adriana de as the storm will also bring freezing rain to areas East of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia and the Carolinas. One local ski area will be opened this morning after skiers were not allowed to hit the slopes yesterday. Here's WBZ TV is Paul Burton. Snow making machines are drinking at Blue Hill.

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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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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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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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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 national park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Is good, and it's quiet downtown. The Tobin Bridge, Storrow Drive the lower deck of 93 all check out Okay Mike Ng w B. C's traffic on the threes. In the four day forecast. Looks like there's gonna be some rain around tonight but staying cloudy for the most part tomorrow. Some showers early on, especially near the south coast in Cape Otherwise, Cloud's breaking for some sun with cool winds High near 60 Saturday is going to be mostly sunny, but another cool day with a high of 60 and another sunny But cool day for Sunday up to 58 right now it is 73 degrees gray sky over Boston at 6 35. Another hurricane is growing in the Atlantic. Teddy has now become a Category four storm, which has Bermuda and its crosshairs. That storm not expected to significantly impact the mainland. U S. Meanwhile, clean up along the Gulf Gulf Coast as the remnants of Hurricane Sally continued to drench Georgia and the Carolinas. Sally brought several feet of rain to some areas and has left hundreds of thousands of people without power. CBS's David beg No is in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Winds from Sally were powerful Does the store made landfall in Alabama winds were 105 MPH. We started hearing over Windows start pop. The roof started coming off and siding was ripping hurricane ripped through billboards, shredded the walls off buildings and snapped power lines. More than a half million homes and businesses were without power in Alabama and Florida. Sally killed at least one person and another is missing. National wildfires are closed in the our national parks are closed in the West because of the dangerous wildfires. Now the smoke is causing a large one to shut down Yosemite National Park, closing down to all visitors and vehicle traffic because it is so smoky in the park. It's like a thick fog that's been impacting much of the west for over a week. Park is closing because of visibility..

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"Could be before November at the White House. The president says he is not looking at Election Day in November. We want to save a lot of lives the fest with me, It's the faster the better. Somebody else. Maybe they would say it politically, But I'm saying it in terms of this is what we need. In Pennsylvania Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he's worried when there is a vaccine, President Trump may scare people off from getting it. Great God, we haven't like get back tomorrow I'd do it. Lost the election vaccine. Also at the White House. President Trump talked about a story in the Atlantic, quoting him is saying US World War Dead were losers and suckers who would say a thing like that? Only an animal would say a thing like that. There is nobody that has more respect. For Not only our military, but the people that gave their lives in the military and analysis by the AP of absentee ballot rejections found the number of ballots that could go uncounted this year, and some key battleground states could be up to three times higher than four years ago. Couples plan to reveal their baby's gender went out, not in blue or pink smoke, but in flames when the device they use sparked a wild fire that burned thousands of acres and forced people to evacuate from a city east of Los Angeles. No homes have burned and no injuries reported in Central California, evacuation orders were expanded tomb or mountain communities as a huge wildfire churn through Sierra National Forest. Crews are working to stop the flames from possibly reaching nearby towns and possibly Yosemite National Park. This is AP News. Are you ready for? What's next? It's likely coming. More food shortages, power outages, grocery stores, closed social unrest, Ask yourself, Do you have enough food and supplies on hand to last at least 30 days. Most Americans do not. But you can.

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The Steven Stayner Case

Casefile True Crime

05:30 min | 1 year ago

The Steven Stayner Case

"The Smoke Californian Falling Tan of Said Laws One hundred thirty miles southeast. Of San, Francisco providing access to the Sierra Nevada mountains and California's central coast. Surrounded by almond groves and paycheck orchards. The town's slogan is gateway to Yosemite. A ninety mile drive leads ride into the heart of the famous Yosemite National Park I remote area of wilderness spans close to seven hundred and fifty thousand acres. The Miss said community is close knit with residents enjoying the range of outdoor activities on offer including skiing, fishing, hiking, and swimming. trae line to neighborhoods featuring numerous paths and pox make miss said an ideal place to raise a family. From nineteen, Sixty, seven to nineteen, seventy, one this Dana family lived on a twenty Acre farm ranch just outside of method, county? Parents K into del had married wake soft like I met and had gone on to have five children. Kerry Cindy Stephen Jody and Corey. Del worked as a mechanic at a local page cannery and also grew almonds on the families found. This Dana were a loving family as practicing moments. They enjoyed attending church services twice a week and in sped to on the children loved exploring their lodge property. Once a month, the family would spend the weekend camping at a nearby like. Middle Child Stephen loved the great outdoors and would explore the farm for hours with his dog daisy. Hey and his father often went fishing together. But it was a running joke that Stephen couldn't keep quiet long enough for them to catch anything. This summer of Nineteen seventy-one was hot and dry and Dell's almond crops struggled to due to poor irrigation. Hey Decay, decided to sell the ranch and move their family to suburban Miss said. They purchased a three bedroom single story in a lower middle class neighborhood that had a swimming pool in the backyard to provide relief from the summit hate. The. Move was difficult for seven year old Stephen who missed rural life. At first, he struggled to adjust to his new school of Charles wrought elementary bus September of Nineteen, seventy two he was settling down and making friends. On the evening of Sunday, December three nineteen seventy seventy-two Stephen attended the birthday party of his friend. Sharon giving her a stuffed Koala bears as a present. When he returned time Stephen Raved to his parents about how much fun he had had at the Party and tell them how much he was looking forward to Christmas in a few weeks time. He was so excited that he had trouble falling asleep that night. The next morning Monday December four was a regular day in this Dina household. After breakfast K. inspected her for eldest children to make sure they were presentable school while the youngest corey wasn't yet old enough to attend. Kerry Cindy Stephen and Jodie then walked the twelve blocks to Charles. Rot. Elementary together. With sixth grader Kerry keeping watch over his three youngest siblings. Stephen finished school at two PM, which was Annella hour earlier than his brother and sisters. He usually walked the half mile home with friends, but it was raining and cold. So K. decided to pick him up on her way home from running. Samaritans. She arrived at the school at two ten hoping Stephen had anticipated that she would pick him up and was waiting for her. However there was no sign of him. K. Drove home keeping annoy out for Stephen along the way. She didn't spot him on the Straits and when she arrived home at two twenty, he wasn't dairy the. At three o'clock, K. and Del returned to Charles wrought elementary to Pique Cindy and Jodi up from school. Carry wasn't there as hey typically won't time with friends. But Cindy into Jodi time their parents, they hadn't seen Stephen since lunchtime. This. Wasn't an immediate caused by concern as Stephen had recently by any trouble for going to his friend's house off to school without seeking his parents permission first. Del had punished him with a belt to the backsaw does the turn but they was certain he had disobeyed them again.

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Sierra Club Denounces Founder John Muir For Racism

Environment: NPR

02:28 min | 2 years ago

Sierra Club Denounces Founder John Muir For Racism

"A historic icon of the American environmental. Movement is in the spotlight John Muir founded the Sierra Club in eighteen, ninety two in San Francisco. The group's current leaders says the ongoing civil rights protests, leading to the dismantling of confederate monuments is causing the Sierra Club to reexamine its own racist history NPR's Kirk. Siegler reports. The group is pledging to remove some of its own John Maher statues. John Muir has long been revered by environmentalists. The California naturalists Biblical love. Wild places led to a legacy of federal wilderness protections, including Yosemite National Park, but mirror was also well known for making derogatory comments about blacks and native people and the modern conservation movement has wrestled for years with these transgressions in a letter to the Sierra clubs members today, current Director Michael Brune said this moment. Moment is a time to reexamine. The clubs own substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy. Bruins says the group will reconsider the views of some of its founders that lead to the modern movement being so white today when it comes to John Muir, we're looking to advance the conversation about yours legacy to look at him in a more comprehensive and inclusive way. That acknowledges his limitations. Limitations and shortcomings, the Sierra Club says it's considering removing some monuments to its founders. Brune is also pledging that the group will reorganize to ensure that a majority of its leadership is comprised of people of Color, and he hopes to spend five million dollars on diversifying their staff and training. The announcement was welcomed by Mustafa Santiago Ali of the National Wildlife Federation. You know it's long overdue. Overdue we have to address the sins of the past. He's one of the few people of Color who's actually in a leadership position in a major environmental group that major sin of the past, many of those folks felt that those spaces those natural spaces, those sacred spaces where meant for white men Ali says the modern day environmental movements lack of diversity in its writ large. Of Communities of color has had major consequences, one example, industrial facilities are often put in underserved neighborhoods and pollution from them as drifting into national parks like those John Muir fought to establish. Kirk, siegler NPR

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"The general public doesn't. Take Yeah I don't. I don't think they. They think when they see like a park on TV. And there's a parking lot and things of that. It's extremely safe and. It's it really can be dangerous. You know a lot of a lot of people go in and out of the park, just fine with no issue. Yep, even though they're not dress appropriately all day long, but. It's an odd thing and you just don't WanNa. Put yourself against the odds of something terrible happening. Yeah, and yeah. Yeah David Plot is even mentions that he had his initial request. An agent from the park service actually reached out to him. Ask questions which is legal to do. FIGURE OUT WHY THEY WANNA know. Yeah, they're the federal. The law states that. You don't have to have any reason. US citizens are allowed to request federal government documents for no, they don't need to know your reason. It's not like a matter of national, so yeah, it's no reason yeah, not a national security issue or their docking to release cases that are still open investigations because obviously. But the federal government has no right in asking anybody why you're asking for a case file. So it was very inappropriate for the park service to reach out and ask him questions about why he requested the case. But again that adds to. Okay. WHY WON'T THEY RELEASE IT? Why are they reaching out asking questions about it? Yeah, they're making it weird. They're making it weird. They could just said No. We're not releasing it in end it there, but then they had a guy reached out to them, and so I don't know it just. It's probably just government incompetence. Day. Yeah it just makes for. It makes you know people's minds run wild which I think they could have avoided by just releasing the darn case file. Nope, I agree with you. Well see with that. please. Log On facebook. Let us know what you think. Send US your messages Thanks again for tuning into the show. We appreciate all of you. Our loyal listeners for sharing our locations, and with your friends and family be sure like and follow us on facebook instagram twitter. We've the Youtube Channel. We're always putting the audio for the show's on plus Mike always posting stuff from the National Park Service and in another fund information things. if you want to support the show, we always have our hats and bumper stickers and will be coming out with the playing card deck soon so we'll be coming out with that. And then otherwise you can also donate to our Patriot account, which has been recently updated. It has a lot of cool tears. We depending on what level you want to support us. We're going to. Live zoom meetings with people, and we can talk about cases or hiking or whatever you want to talk about so. Go on there, and that's your time. Yes, your time or you want to cover. Anything? If you want to support the show, and not you monetarily, please go to. Youtube or we're I tunes. Wherever else you listen to podcasts in, give us a rating you know. Review the show, the more reviews we get. the better it helps with the algorithms on Apple. The other services and it helps us get discovered by more people, so you can help us out without even giving us. Just here if you. Are In remember when you're enjoying the beauty of nature whether backpacking camping or just taking a walk?.

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

08:15 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" 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 Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

Environment: NPR

02:16 min | 2 years ago

Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

"Joe Seventy National Park has been closed for nearly three months because of stay at home orders but today the park is reopening in a limited way Cap Radios Ezra. David Romero reports that the closure has had a huge effect on nearby businesses. On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sits the Yosemite Sugar Pine Mountain Railroad, which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott. mcghee runs the operation. We lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here. Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions. Only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in, and they must make online reservation for each car in advance, Jamie Richards Yosemite spokesperson. We're going to be monitoring condition daily. We're GONNA make adjustments as needed and we're going to work to maintain safe conditions for visitors. Only two campgrounds are open in the larger one. One is operating at just fifty percent of capacity. Other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again the people we've seen a lot of bears out in active we will see when the park reopens. How the animals continue to reopen adapt to visitors coming back last year, visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the Park Brooke. Smith with visit Yosemite Madera. County says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires in government shutdowns. This is definitely the longest we've ever gone with you Ashleigh. Up when she first heard, the park was opening Amy George and her husband Kyle Mon- Holland from Davis. California rushed to book a few day passes. I was drinking coffee I'm like I'm just GonNa. See and says I go. July twenty second has day passes Great. That's our twentieth anniversary. The pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite. George has visited the park since childhood and the reservation system has long term effects. Maybe this'll lessen the impact that humans have had on the environment on Yosemite. George hopes unlimited spaces. Don't discourage people from trying to make it to the park. She wants everyone to enjoy Yosemite like she always has for NPR. News I'm as David Romero in

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Images I Missed

Photography Radio

06:46 min | 2 years ago

Images I Missed

"How is everyone today? So I have my cup of coffee in front of me and we can start having good podcasts together. I don't know about your part of the world but here in Vancouver it's getting warmer with each day and although I'm enjoying this beautiful beautiful winter scenery. I could use some warmer days. Okay so let me tell you a story. I remember when we were driving through Yosemite National Park many years ago it was doing one particularly bad wildfire season. Most roads were closed and we had to take a detour in order to get to our destination which was on the other side of the park. At one point we were driving through the forest with dense. Smog all around us. It was absolutely insane and despite having all the windows in our car closed we could still feel the smoke getting inside the car as we were passing through a small forest throat we not just a movement among threes suddenly seven or if I remember correctly about ten fire fighters emerge from the forest. Imagine this all in the colourful uniforms. The faces all block from smog and dirt. You could see these tire but powerful faces almost up-close. It was a truly amazing moment. But that's not all at the top of it. There was this strange Polka of light. That was hitting DAB directly as much as it was distressing seeing such a beautiful place burning and these men sacrificing themselves to save it. This particular scene was one of the most powerful sites I have ever seen. You know unfortunately for some reason I kept driving because I wanted to get to our destination on time and after driving a few kilometres. Adr really hit me heart. Why didn't they stop it this until today? I regret not stopping and taking this very powerful image. Let me tell you one more story. It was a few years ago when we were driving. Not far from the Monument Valley. It was a very small roads at at one point. I noticed old man walking on the side of the road as we were approaching him with or car She looked at me and I look at him. Are we always locked at one second? It was very strange and bizarre experience. We never met before owned. She's face there was his entire life story and again I kept driving. It was about a few minutes later that I just thought why all off. Why did he just stop? There will be such a powerful portrait. I could tell you so many stories like this one. I missed so many situation therefore now after numerous missed opportunities I learned my lesson now regardless of my final I always go a long ways to make sure I stop and photograph most importantly I take my time. It's not common that you can encounter. Such unique amazing conditions seeds people. But when you do make sure you pose forget about your Arthur plus about your final destination and concentrate what it wants in front of you just to be almost my best images. I have ever taken happened because I just did exactly that. I saw something amazing. I stopped and I took my time to take a great image. Well I know what you're thinking my friend. We make these amazing plants. Why would I change them for the sake of one image? I hear you my friend but photography is very strange. Medium which is so connected to our lives and life could be so unpredictable but at the same time rich in hits experiences. I truly believe that opening up to his visual gifts that the world is is offering us will not only make us a better photographer but the better human being INC LESSON LEARNT. Olaf lesson learnt so I always let me leave you with one quote from a Robert COPPA? The pictures are there and you just take them. Let me say it one more time. The pictures are there and you just take them.

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Yosemite National Park says 170 people ill in possible norovirus outbreak

Joel Riley

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Yosemite National Park says 170 people ill in possible norovirus outbreak

"But I have a tough time out New somebody parked a stomach illness outbreak affected a hundred seventy visitors and employees that according to the national park they say they've been two confirmed cases of norovirus but the park says the overwhelming majority of the cases are consistent with a highly contagious bug that causes vomiting and the part of the outbreak first week in January whether still some new cases the rated has significantly fallen in recent days is federal health officials are beginning suspecting the parks food service facilities the company era mark which operates the restaurants and hotels and they they're diligently working to clean up and

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

RV Homeschool Podcast

16:46 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

RV Homeschool Podcast

10:16 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast

RV Homeschool Podcast

11:53 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite national park" 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 national park" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Live from the KFI twenty four hour news room twenty innocent people from el Paso have lost their lives and more than two dozen more are injured Texas governor Greg Abbott says a day filled with back to school shopping turned into one of the deadliest days in the history of Texas is a man with a gun opened fire at and near a Walmart in el Paso but as the signs was there when the shooting started in the parking lot at the start more couple trying then he lifted up his rifle and he just walked in the store and that you know at this point there's approximately three four people just laying on the front of the Walmart in the front parking lot one person has been taken into custody ABC's Pierre Thomas says the man arrested is from Texas sources are telling us that the F. B. I.'s a searching a home in Allen Texas they believe is associated with the suspected shooter is there they hope to find some details that may point to motive all we know now is that this is a young man in his twenties is believed to be the primary shooter the people being treated at hospitals range in age from to years old to senior citizens a tourist from Romania has died in a fall near a waterfall in Yosemite National Park officials say the twenty one year old had been scrambling on wet rocks below via a bridal veil fall when he fell about twenty feet he later died at the hospital two other people have been injured and falls at the park just this week one had hiked to a viewing platform below bridal veil fall and then slipped while climbing up a boulder field the other slipped off a boulder at lower Yosemite fallen fell into a creek on Thursday he was trapped under water between some rocks before I managed to escape an insider trader is going to prison two and a half years for making millions off Ross dress for less Salim Khan told the judge in Oakland from nine to twenty twelve used info we got from a friend in the Ross stores finance department to make money on options contracts Khan admitted making more than three and a half million dollars for the government said it could be closer to eight mail in twenty sixteen Khan agreed to pay more than fifteen million dollars to settle a civil case filed by the S. E. C. Erin Bender KFI news two United Airlines pilots have been arrested in Scotland for allegedly drinking before a flight to the US the forty five and sixty one year old pilots were arrested before the plan a flight was schedule to leave class go this morning it was supposed to be headed to Newark New Jersey but was cancelled United says it has a strict zero tolerance policy.

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on KGO 810

"Of Yosemite. National park in court scold, visit Chuck chancy gold dot com. Well, it's not necessarily a break from the heat, but a break from temperatures of yesterday and the day before highs today, mid nineties inland. Mid eighties by the bay upper sixties at the coast and even a little bit cooler tomorrow. This report sponsored by credit karma. Get your truly free credit scores and free credit monitoring from credit karma today. Download the credit karma app. Now we're back to Mark Thompson and just a moment on. K. G. O eight ten spring is here, folks, and with the rainy season coming to an end. It's finally time to tackle all those home improvement projects. You've been putting off? It's the solar for America. Spring saving sale. America's number one solar roofing and home improvement contractor. We all know solar can save you big money. But did you know so refer America energy in battery system will add an average of twenty five thousand dollars in value your home. That's right. Save money. Get a huge tax credit and increase your home's value all with zero out of pocket on approved credit. That's not all folks, it's the solar for America spring savings. He'll call now to save an extra one hundred dollars per panel on solar up to fifteen hundred dollars off on any g a fifty year roof and if that's not enough. We'll even throw in up to fifty feet of Redwood fencing absolutely free. It's the solar for America spring saving sale. And it's only good through much thirty. I just call eight five five four zero five five that's eight eight eight five eight five forty fifty five. Who do you want on your roof? Eight eight eight five eight five four zero five five C V 1050 to a one zero five one three one four five eight seven two prescription products required online physician consultation and only available. Physician determines the prescription is appropriate. See website for full details. Hey guys can use the outrageously expensive. Little blue pill is now generic, which means you can get the prescription medication to three D at affordable, prices and hymns makes it extra affordable right now. Get your first month supply for free. All you pay just five dollars for your medical consultation. When you go to four hymns dot com slash tough after that, it's just thirty bucks for a month supply. Sure. Beats paying big bucks for just one blue pill. Does. Plus, you won't need an awkward in person. Doctor's appointment to get the prescription him has doctors online, who could prescribe the medication and a pharmacy sends it right to your door. It's affordable private and incredibly easy. Nobody likes dealing with the now thanks to him. Nobody has to, and that's really good news to get your first order for just five bucks. You need to go to this exclusive address for him dot com slash tough. That's four hymns dot com slash tough for your first month for just five bucks. Four hymns dot com slash tough. This is the Mark Thompson show on AGOA ten and streaming online at KTAR radio dot com. Now Mark Thompson cagey. Oh, eight ten. Are Thompson here on Keijo eight ten on a bay area day that sue slightly cooler getting getting cooler slightly each passing day from what I see from the forecast. Look Washington is a mess. There's all kinds of things going on in Washington. And thankfully, Linda Kenyon is here because Linda one of the questions I have is with everything going on House Judiciary committee, the oversight committee with subpoenas, Don jR returning to the Senate intelligence committee. How much of this is coordinated who knows? What is what is there one quarterback for it all when it comes to one party or the other, or do these committees just proceed sort of on their own pace and own agenda? Well the ultimate quarterback it has become Nancy Pelosi, but we asked her very same question.

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"yosemite national park" Discussed on Longform Podcast

Longform Podcast

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"yosemite national park" Discussed on Longform Podcast

"Wildfires you need to come. And I had been at Yosemite national park with my parents for the weekend. And I found it on their hotel room door is like, hey, I'm really sorry about we have to go and I had hiked half dome the day before. So I could barely move. Crunched up in this little car, and where headed back to the bay area in the dark, and you know, my parents move slower so it took us a while to get there. And I didn't get in until you know, nine or ten over to Santa Rosa, and I really one of my colleagues who had already been there since you know, four in the morning. And we were in the middle of Coffey park. And I just remember feeling so stunned because everything around me was gone like even the fireplaces were gone, and that's normally one of the few things that will remain standing during a wildfire is the big brick fireplaces that loom really early all the way to the horizon in the middle of rubble. And so that colleague was gel Tucker who covers education beat here. And I just remember hugging. Her to go, Kim gonna go home. Now, are you? Okay. And I said, yeah. And then I looked around and I just felt so overwhelmed I had no idea what I was supposed to do next. So I started walking around and looking at things and trying to figure out who I needed interview. And how did that sort of make itself apparent to you? I mean, there seems sort of obvious places to go in terms of, you know, emergency personnel, and that sort of thing, but your stories I mean, especially revisit these fires and later stories, and they have this sort of very close human feeling like you really are with the victims of the fire very closely both at the time in and sort of like overtime after that. I'm curious. Do you make those connections, right, then or is it all about just sort of like trying to gather these specific facts for the next day's paper or online that night or immediately whatever in that moment. Yeah. So emerging fire appointing in the first days, we throw a huge amount of manpower in the direction of the fire. So we have people that work on what we call the main bar, which is just the big story. Talking about the numbers, how many structures burns how many acres. How many people have died in? How contained the fires which basically just gives you a percentage of the perimeter of the fire so say it's forty percent contained that means that firefighters have put a break around nearly half of the fire. So that's the big part of our reporting in the coming days immediately after flames breakout, but my focus is always trying to figure out what the human element is in who is actually being affected by this. I had a mentor in college who talked a lot about what she called the snail. See would write the central theme of the story in the middle of a piece of paper. So in this case, it would be the tubs fire, then draw spiral outwards and try and figure out everyone who would be affected by it. Swale sit down and do that in think. Okay. I know I wanna write a story about what this is like for the firefighters. And you know, what it's like for child. What it's like for a teenager. What it's like for someone in the evacuation shelters, and that kind of gives me a sunset. Of you know, who I need to start talking to about that experience to humanize this because wildfires are very alien and bizzarre if you don't live in California or another state that is familiar with wildfires. It can be very hard to understand what it's actually like they're in. So I know that there is power in specificity and giving people a character that they can identify with or someone that you know, they can imagine being in their life. So when they can imagine having a conversation with over coffee, and so I try to create that in my stories where you really intimately get to know this person in how the wildfires affecting them. And I feel like that is what makes people really start to care. Yeah..

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