火事

Harden Lake, Smith Meadow, and Pate Valley Trails are closed due to fire activity in the area (A. Rothell, 7/1/09).
先週末27日の煙。Tioga RoadとWhite Wolf Rdの交差点より西側数百メート地点より撮影(White Wolfの道標のあるところで、道路北側に広い路肩あり)。

Harden (37 53.624 x 119 42.221; 7800’, Tuolumne Co); Lightning-caused, probably on June 8. It is north of White Wolf, west of Harden Lake and within the 1996 Ackerson fire perimeter. It is 220 acres and burning mostly in brush and Red Fir. Fire officials are assessing the need for closures around Harden Lake, Smith Peak and the old Aspen Valley Rd.
Yosemite Valley付近にもかなりの煙が入っています。Turtleback Dome
Grouse (37 41.445 x 119 41.017; 6500’, Mariposa Co.), started May 30. It is approximately 350 acres. Personnel are working ahead of the fire implementing management actions along Steamboat Ridge to prevent northward fire spread. The fire is visible along Wawona Road (Highway 41) and Glacier Pt. Road. Please expect temporary road delays near the fire vicinity.

Tioga Pass Webcam回復

かなり長い間故障していたTioga Pass Webcamが動き始めました。

Mammoth Peakは、正確には写真の外側付近に見えているはずです。
すぐ横に聳える赤茶色のDana、Gibbsに比べ、灰白色がひときわめだつ大きな三角形の山です。
(スキーで有名なMommoth Mountainとは別ものです)。

Glen Aulin HSC ・White Wolf Lodgeオープン

DNC Guest Recreation is proud to announce today June 19th 2009, the opening of Glen Aulin High Sierra
Camp and White Wolf Lodge, both in Yosemite’s High Sierra.
The Hours for the White Wolf Restaurant are,
Breakfast Hours 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Dinner Hours 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Reservations Recommended, please call 209.372.8416 (V. McMichael – 6/22/09)

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White Wolf and Tuolumne campgrounds OPEN

White Wolf and Tuolumne campgrounds will open today 6/19 at noon. The Tuolumne campground will all be
available on a first come first serve basis, approx. 100 sites will remain closed due to wet conditions. On July 1st 1/2 of the 304 sites at Tuolumne Meadows will be available by advance reservations only. (S. Ogden – 6/19/09)

Yosemite : free admission this weekend

The National Park Service is offering free admission to more than 100 parks this weekend.
The fee-free weekend applies to most parks that normally charge admission, including Colonial National Historical Park ( Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield and Cape Henry Memorial). Entrance fees, which allow access for seven days, are normally $10 per adult.

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Crane Flat Campground open

Crane Flat Campground will open for the season on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 12 noon. The campground will
initially be open on a first-come, first-serve basis only. On July 1, one half of the campground will be open firstcome, first-serve, and one half will be available by advanced reservations (which began to be taken on February 15).
他のキャンプ場のOpen予定日も出ています。

JMT Record Attempt (by Michael Popov)

2006年秋にAL ShaverによるJMTスピードハイクのことを書きましたが、その一年後記録が大きく書き換えられていたようです(26時間短縮)。
2007年7月末、Michael PopovとAaron Sorensenの両氏は、ビヤ樽までも持って
Mt. Whitney中腹のWhitney Trail campへと登り、そこで数日間の高度順化をしました。
そして7月30日正午、Whitneyの頂上からYosemite ValleyのHappy Isleを目指し、全長211マイルのJMTハイクを開始しました。二人は競争をするように進み、当然ペースは上がります。しかしSerensen氏は途中でリタイア、Popov氏は101時間25分(4日と5時間25分!)後、Happy Isleに到着しました。
これは二人の記録。ヨセミテの横断(Lyell Canyonの最奥-Tuolumne Meadows-Cathedral Path-Little Yosemite Valley-Happy Isle)には10?11時間程度をかけています。最後のJMTのジグザグのくだりの苦労は涙ものです。 Half Domeを上った帰りに、同じような経験をされた方もいるかも。
これはYoutubeにUPされたの記録証明用(?)ビデオ。
出発点のMt. Whitney頂上
終点のHappy Isle

今週末の天気は雪!?

かなり大荒れの天気のようです。Tioga Roadがクローズする可能性もあります。
Weather
Yosemite: TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS…THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL
ABOVE 8000 FEET. HIGHS 65 TO 75 IN YOSEMITE VALLEY…47 TO 57 IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
.TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS… SHOWERS. SNOW
LEVEL ABOVE 8000 FEET. LOWS 38 TO 48 IN YOSEMITE VALLEY…29 TO 39 IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
.FRIDAY…THUNDERSTORMS…SHOWERS LIKELY. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. SNOW
ACCUMULATION UP TO 4 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL ABOVE 8000 FEET. HIGHS 57 TO 67 IN YOSEMITE
VALLEY…41 TO 51 IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS…SHOWERS LIKELY. COLDER. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70
PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 5 INCHES. SNOW
LEVEL ABOVE 8000 FEET. LOWS 32 TO 42 IN YOSEMITE VALLEY…21 TO 31 IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.
.SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS…SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. SNOW LEVEL ABOVE 8000 FEET.
HIGHS 63 TO 73 IN YOSEMITE VALLEY…44 TO 54 IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.

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June Wilderness Conditions

Trails Update:
Snow line is around 8,000 to 9,000 feet, on average.
All park trails are open, however:
* The Half Dome cables are up for the season. The cables usually remain up through Columbus Day, which is October 12 this year. (Learn more about the Half Dome hike.)
* The southern portion of the Mirror Lake Loop is closed due to a rockslide. (Access to Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trail is still available, as usual.) Learn more about the rockfall.
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