Badger Pass: Update

Clarification on opening Badger Pass winter visitor services: NPS intends to swing the gate on the Glacier Point Road to Badger Pass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16. On this same day, DNC intends to open the Badger Pass Nordic Center, Sport Shop, and lodge breezeway restrooms. Since food service operations will not be available until Friday, December 22, when downhill operations will tentatively open for the season, pre-made sandwiches and other limited food items will be available from the Sport Shop. (A. Catamec – 12/14/06)

Badger Pass

Badger Pass was scheduled to open this Friday, December 15. We have not quite reached our snow pack and will not be opening this Friday as planned. We will have Nordic, the Sport Shop, and breeze way restrooms open. Pre-made sandwiches, etc. will be available in the Sport Shop. At this time we are shooting for opening on Friday, December 22nd. (A. Catamec/D. Price – 12/13/06)
一週間ぐらい前(?)から、Tioga PassのWeb CamがUPしています。


11/1以降、Hetch Hetchyには日中のみ入園可能です。(オーバーナイト不可)
Lower Pinesキャンプ場は10/31で冬季閉鎖となりました。

The day use hours for the Hetch Hetchy Road will be 0800-1700 starting Nov 1. (C. Flores – 10/25/06)
Campground Updates: Lower Pines Campground will close for the season on Monday October 30.
Upper Pines, Camp 4, Hodgdon Meadow, and Wawona Campgrounds remain open year round. (M. Carter – 10/30/06)


「著名なロッククライマーが岩壁から落下、即死 ヨセミテ」
Web posted at: 18:10 JST


残る営業箇所はHodgdon Meadow, Wawona,Camp 4(以上は当日先着順受付)、Upper Pines(予約あり、当日空きがあれば先着順)だけになります。

Campground Closures – North Pines Campground, Valley Backpacker’s Campground, and Crane Flat Campground will close for the season on Monday, October 9. Hodgdon Meadow Campground, Wawona Campground, and Camp 4 will remain open year round on a first come, first serve basis. Tamarack Flat and Porcupine Campground will close for the season on October 15. Lower Pines Campground will close on October 30. Upper Pines remains open year round. (M. Carter – 10/06/06)


Yosemite Association会長のSteven P. Medley氏が10月5日(木)、自動車事故で亡くなられました。55歳でした。

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JMT Record Attempt (by Al Shaver)

つい1週間前、Al Shaver氏(49才)がJMT(全長211マイル)をサポートなしで踏破する記録に挑戦した模様ですが、すでに二度失敗したようです。明日は三度目のスタートをするそうです。詳しい記事とステータスはここにあります。現在サポートなしでの記録は、Reinhold Metzger氏(当時61歳)の5日と7時間だそうです。サポート付きでは3日と21時間のようです(Kevin Sawchuk氏)。

報告が遅れましたが、三度目も失敗してしまいました。残念です。来年がんばってほしいです。断念したのは金曜日、エスケープ地点はForester Pass付近。そこから26マイルを歩いて車に乗せてもらったようです。たぶんBubbs Creek経由でKings Canyonに降りたと思われます。詳しいレポートが入ったらまた報告します。ちなみにForester Passは高度13,000+ft.で、ここをこの季節夜中の11時に歩いて(走って)いるというのは驚きです。
”Al called to say that after running all night (he hit Forester Pass at 11 p.m.), at 6 a.m. Friday, he decided to quit the JMT and head out to the west. Blisters were making every step painful, intestinal critters were making themselves known, and he had “bonked.” However, he still had 26 miles to hike out to a road, which had virtually no traffic. Finally, he caught a ride to Fresno where he slept at a motel. He is now ultralight backpacking in the city and trying to get a ride up to Yosemite Valley to his car. He enjoyed hearing me read your enthusiastic and supportive comments over the phone. He plans to stay high while he’s still acclimated and do some short hikes if he’s able. Thanks to all,

Tioga Roadでの夜間駐車は禁止:10月15日より

ということで、Tioga Road上に車を止めてのBackpackingは不可になります。もちろんハイキング(日帰り)のための駐車は可能です。またHDケーブルも同じ頃Downします。
Effective on October 15 there is no overnight parking anywhere on the Tioga Road between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass. This includes all pullouts, turnouts, parking lots, and side roads in Tuolumne Meadows and along the Tioga Road. In addition there will be no bus service or any other facilities available along the Tioga Road after October 1. Be fully prepared for everything you will need on your hike, including either being picked up or dropped off on the Tioga Road. In addition after the 15th be prepared for the possibility that the Tioga Road may be closed due to snow and you will have to hike to another road or developed are that is open.
The Half Dome cables are set to be taken down on October 16, 2006. They will remain down all winter and are usually put back in place in the week before Memorial Day Weekend.



TMキャンプ場は昨日で閉鎖しました。 Tioga Road上でまだ開いているのは、Porcupine FlatとTamarack Flatだけです(10月15日まで)。
Campground closure: Today 9/25/06 the Tuolumne Meadows campground closes for the season. Wawona campground will be available starting today on a first come first serve basis, the group campsite in Wawona continues on reservations year round, and the stock campsites are closed for the season. Porcupine Flat and Tamarack Flat remain open on a first come first serve basis until October 15th. (S. Ogden – 9/25/06)