The Hetch Hetchy road


The Hetch Hetchy road hours of operation will be 0700-2000 starting April 1st, 2007. The Hetch Hetchy fee operation will begin collecting entrance fees on April 5th, 2007. For more information on access to Hetch Hetchy contact the Hetch Hetchy Ranger Station at 379-1928. For fee related questions contact the Hetch Hetchy Fee Office at 379-1922. (C. Smith – 3/26/07)

Tioga Road 除雪データ

Tioga Road 開通・閉鎖日
Ski Conditions and Weather: It has been a very warm and dry week here at Tuolumne Meadows. Our afternoon highs the past three days have been in the low to mid sixties, with overnight lows barely reaching the teens. We have had no new snow, and our base is down to only 31 inches of snow. This is the shallowest snowpack in nearly 20 years here at Tuolumne Meadows; not since 1988, when there was only 29 inches of settled snow, has there been less snow on the ground on this date. There are more and more spots of open water along the Tuolumne River, and it definitely feels like spring. Ski touring is still very good however, with a nice firm base in most places making travel very easy for the most part. The weather forecast shows the warm and dry weather to continue for at least the next week.
Olmeted Point除雪ビデオ


President Bush Proposes Budget Increase for National Parks
In his proposed budget last week, President Bush set aside $2.4 billion to help reverse chronic funding shortages in national parks. The money, a combination of public and private funds, would pay for a much needed increase in seasonal rangers and maintenance and construction. As part of this proposal, Yosemite could see as much as a 13% increase in funding over its 2006 budget.
Learn more by following the link below to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Photo by Bob Campagna


Park Rangers recently completed the February 1 snow surveys. Overall, the Tuolumne drainage has 43% of average water content while the Merced drainage has 41% of average. Depths ranged from 40 inches of snow at Grace Meadow (14 inches of water) to 17 inches of snow at Tuolumne Meadows (5 inches of water). This is the driest February 1 survey since the early 1990s. (M. Fincher – 2/5/07)



Visitor Center Exhibits
Wall mural installation is ongoing.
Electrical work will continue through the project
Rock sculpture installation is underway.
Floor finishing will continue through Feb. 5th.
Internal exhibit construction will begin Feb.5th.


新しい予約システムになるようです。下の表の見方は、例えばJune 15 – July 14の間の予約は、Feb. 15から受け付けられるということでしょうか。
On February 7, 2007, the National Park Reservation Service and the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) will combine to provide enhanced reservation services in Yosemite National Park for both group and individual campsites. Campers will be able to use the website or contact the NRRS Call Center at 877/444-6777 to make reservations. All previous reservation phone numbers and websites will automatically redirect campers to the new system.
As before, reservations may be scheduled in Yosemite National Park five months prior to the date of arrival. The booking system is as follows:
Camping arrival date/ First day to make reservations:
Dec. 15 – Jan. 14 / Aug. 15
Jan. 15 – Feb. 14 / Sep. 15
Feb. 15 – Mar. 14 / Oct. 15
Mar. 15 – Apr. 14 / Nov. 15
Apr. 15 – May 14 / Dec. 15
May 15 – June 14 / Jan. 15
June 15 – July 14 / Feb. 15
July 15 – Aug. 14 / Mar. 15
Aug. 15 – Sep. 14 / Apr. 15
Sep. 15 – Oct.14 / May 15
Oct. 15 – Nov. 14 / June 15
Nov. 15 – Dec.14 / July 15

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これまでNPS管理の国立公園、国立史跡等でのみ通用していた「National Parks Pass(年間50ドル)」は廃止され、「America the Beautiful Pass(年間80ドル)」として、NPSのほか、連邦政府機関が管理するサイトに入園できるようです。

National Parks Pass Fees Increase
Beginning January 1, 2007, the National Park Pass and the Golden Eagle Pass were discontinued and
replaced with new America the Beautiful passes. The passes provide access to and use of NPS, USDA FS, FWS, BLM and Reclamation sites which charge an entrance or standard fee for one annual fee. New
rates for the America the Beautiful Pass are $80 for 12 months and $10 for seniors.
For more information visit…
articipating agencies include the National Park Service (NPS), Forest Service (USDA FS), Fish
and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation
(Reclamation), Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

TV番組: Vertical Frontier

『Vertical Frontier』 KQED(Channel 9) 1月7日 午後1時。
ウエブサイト: ビデオあり
Vertical Frontier – If you’re not up for watching the latest football championship, tune into KQED (Channel 9) on Sunday, January 7 at 1 pm or on Thursday, January 11 at 11 pm and watch the broadcast version (54 minutes instead of 90 minutes) of Vertical Frontier. Tom Brokaw narrates this award winning documentary about the history of climbing in Yosemite. Kristi Denton Cohen, of Peloton Productions, produced this feature documentary, narrated by Tom Brokaw. The film won “Best Film on Climbing” at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2002 and at the Kendall Mountain Film Festival in 2003. (S. Clark – 1/4/07)

Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt – Unsupported, Without Resupply

本人の詳細なレポートがでています。初日(3度目、最後のトライ)は朝10時に出発し、13時間後の夜11時Forester Pass(13,200ft.)に立っています(30マイル地点)。が、体調不良でRae Lake(50マイル地点)からKings Canyonへと下ることになりました。
Kevin Sawchucks outright record:
Reinhold Metzger’s current unsupported record:
Blake Wood’s record 1998:
Peter Bakwin and Buzz Burrell’s attempt in 2000:
Peter Bakwin’s record in 2003:
Brian Robinson’s attempt right after in 2003, (excellent story) : 2001年PCT、AT,、CDTを一年で制覇
Catra Corbett has the women’s supported record at 5 days 10 hours.
Al. ShaverはUn−supported(サポートスタッフなし)とUn-resupplied(途中での食糧供給なし)の記録を目指していました。