クローズ情報

シーズン・クローズ情報です。(さびしいですね)
Bridalveil Creek Campground と Yosemite Creekのキャンプ場が9/4で今シーズンの営業を終了しています。
Bridalveil Creek Campground and Yosemite Creek Campground will close for the season on Tuesday, September 4th. (M. Carter – 8/29/07)

ヘッチ・ヘッチーのオープン時間変更

ヘッチ・ヘッチーのエントランスのオープン時間が9月4日から8:00am〜7:00pmに変更になります。(3日までは7am 〜9pm)
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Hetch Hetchy will be changing its hours of operation Tuesday, September 4. Gates will open to the public at 8:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the sub-district ranger at (209) 379-1888. (M. Stansberry – 8/31/07)

TMプランへのコメント

NPSでは、Tuolumne RiverやTuolumne Meadowsの
マネジメントに関する一般のコメントを募っています。
You still have time to submit scoping comments for the Tuolumne River Plan and Tuolumne Meadows Plan. Submit your ideas, suggestions, and concerns to the National Park Service through September 7, 2006. Comments may be submitted in writing (as indicated at the bottom of this newsletter) or by attending a public meeting.
Remaining public meetings (4 pm to 8 pm):
August 12 Tuolumne Meadows at Parsons Lodge
August 14 Oakhurst Community Center
August 15 Sonora at Columbia College
August 17 Groveland Public Library
特にTuolumne Medows Planでは、”It will focus on the types and levels of visitor services and activities offered in the vicinity of Tuolumne Meadows. It will also delineate which areas may be targeted for restoration. ”とかなり具体的なものを求めています。コメントの結果が公表されたら面白いですね。
詳しくは http://www.nps.gov/archive/yose/enews/200608/

熊関連

Weekly Bear Activity
VALLEY:
The last few weeks we have seen bears out during the day eating apples at the orchards every day. There are bears in meadows, bears in berry bushes, and bears in the river. Most of these bears are doing natural things, but unfortunately many of these bears are eating apples or berries in the middle of parking lots or campgrounds. Also during the day, bears have been in picnic areas, attempting to scare visitors off their food. If a bear approaches you while picnicking, yell at it and make as much noise as possible to scare it away.
[ピクニック中に熊が近づいてきたら、大声を上げて熊を威嚇する]
At night, we continue to see bears in all Valley Campgrounds. Bears have been very active breaking into cars at Yosemite Lodge, Camp 4, Curry Village, and the Ahwahnee. They are breaking for very little food, sometimes as little as a baby seat with food smashed into it. [Yosemite Lodge, Camp 4, Curry Village, and the Ahwahneeで熊の活動が活発。、また、かなり小さな食料が残っていても、熊は車を壊すようです。]
There are also bears active in Curry Village. They are obtaining trash from overflowing trash cans on a pretty regular basis. A bear also tore through an unoccupied tent cabin to obtain apples a visitor left inside. Remember to use your new bear locker and put all food and scented items inside 24 hours a day.
BACKCOUNTRY:
We are also getting reports from numerous backcountry locations, including Young Lakes, Glen Aulin, Little Yosemite Valley and Sunrise Creek on the JMT.
[ウイルダネスでの熊発見のレポート]
OTHER LOCATIONS:
Bears have been active at Tenaya Lake picnic area, again trying to scare visitors off their food. They have also been very active at Yosemite Creek and White Wolf Campgrounds.
[テナヤレイクのピクニックエリアにも出現、驚かして食料をとるようです。]
Amazing bear fact:
A common question these days with bears in the orchard is, “Will the bear fall out of the tree?” The quick answer is no. Bears are excellent tree climbers. They are very agile and can easily spend a whole day in an apple tree, alternating between eating and sleeping. Bears also climb trees to get away from something they perceive as dangerous.
SLOW DOWN!:
8 bears have been hit by cars already this year. (S. Lisius – 8/6/07)
と、様々な熊関連のことが書いてありますが、知る限りヨセミテで人が熊に襲われた話は聞いたことがありません。

Colin Fletcher, March 1922-June 2007

Backpacker誌によると、Colin Fletcherが、6月12日Montereyの病院で亡くなられたそうです。85歳でした。氏は”The Thousand Mile Summer”、”The Complete Walker ”などで、米国に近代的バックパッキングを広めました。ご冥福をお祈りいたします。
Backpacker誌の記事

SFクロニコルから”DANGER ON THE DOME”

サンフランシスコ・クロニコル紙に”DANGER ON THE DOME”という記事が掲載されています。
先日のハーフドームからの転落事故に関連して、ハーフドーム頂上部分の混雑の現状について紹介しています。(写真もあり)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/07/MNGKGQSQ1V1.DTL&hw=yosemite&sn=004&sc=807

Inyo NFの火事

先週金曜、落雷により発生したInyo Complex Fireが鎮火に向かっています。しかしながら、東シエラの山々に向かう道路や、キャンプ地などが閉鎖していますので、出かける前にはチェックしてください。またいくつかのトレイルヘッドも閉鎖しています。
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