YAの会員特典

Yosemite Associationのメンバーシップを更新しました。(International会員。$50/年)
今回の会員証と一緒に以下のものが同封されてきました。
会員特典説明書
・公園内および近隣のブックストア、ビジターセンターの販売物15%割引
・YA主催「Outdoor Adventure」の参加費15%割引
・アンセルアダムスギャラリーの販売物10%割引
・公園内および近隣の宿、ツアーの割引
その他詳細はここ参照
割引クーポン
・アワニーホテル宿泊(259ドルで。2007.1/2-3/29週末除く)
・ヨセミテロッジ宿泊20%割引(2006.11/1-2007.3/29週末除く)
・テナヤロッジ宿泊20%割引(2006.11/1-2007.3/29週末除く)
・ワワナホテル宿泊10%割引(2006.3/26-12/14週末除く)
・バジャーパススキー場のリフト券1名分価格で2名分。(2007シーズン)
・ヴァレーフロアツアー1名分価格で2名分。(2006.12/31まで)
・ワワナゴルフコース1名分価格で2名分。(2006.11/1まで)

Stanley Albright

投稿が遅れましたが、42年間NPS職員として働き、1997-2000年の間ヨセミテ国立公園の公園長であったStanley Albright氏が8月18日に亡くなられました。ご冥福をお祈りします。
Albright氏はNPSの創設期にStephen Mather長官とともに国立公園制度そのものを作り上げたHorace Albrightの甥にあたります。
Albright氏は全米10以上の国立公園の誕生に関わり、最後はヨセミテ国立公園の公園長として引退されました。
追悼記事
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/23/BAGF5KNDR61.DTL

Campground closuresなど

いよいよキャンプ場が閉まり始めました。夏も終わりです。
*Campground closures: Bridalveil Creek Campground and Yosemite Creek Campground have closed for the season. (M. Carter – 9/6/06)
*The Hetch Hetchy Road Day Use Hours are 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. (C. Flores – 9/6/06)
鎮火に伴うトレイルの再開
Yosemite Fire Information Update #23
September 03, 2006
The following trails have been reopened. Hikers should continue to use caution while traveling through these areas and be aware of possible hazards. The immediate fire area remains closed for hiker safety. Please stay out of the fire perimeter and areas that have active fire.
– The historic Great Sierra Wagon Road (between White wolf and Aspen Valley)
– Tamarack Flat to El Capitan Trail including the Old Big Oak Flat Road
– The Hetchy switchbacks to the Beehive Trail
– The Beehive Trail to Laurel Lake
– The northern loop trail of Laurel Lake

Boundary Fire

Webカムを見るとEl Capitan付近に煙が入っています。火事現場ははEL. Capitanの北西付近です。Tamarack Flat方面からEl. Capitanへのトレイル(旧Tioga トレイル)及びヨセミテクリークキャンプ場の南側トレイルは閉鎖しています。
Yosemite Fire Information Update #20
August 22, 2006
The Boundary Fire was discovered yesterday afternoon and is actively being suppressed by fire crews. The cause of this fire is still under investigation. Additional resources have been ordered including a Type 2 Interagency Management Team. Visitors and residents should expect to see and smell smoke from this fire throughout the park and in the surrounding communities. This fire is located less than 1 mile north of Ribbon Falls, 1/2 miles northwest of the summit of El Capitan and spreading north/northeast through the Blue Jay Creek drainage. The Boundary Fire is burning in red fir and currently totals 400 acres.
Due to the Boundary Fire the following trailheads to El Capitan are closed:
– The Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail from Tamarack Flat Campground east to Yosemite Creek Trail
– The Old Big Oak Flat Road trailhead at Foresta
– The Yosemite Creek Trail south of the Yosemite Creek Campground
– The Lukens Lake Trail south of Tioga Road
Visitors to park can still access Upper Yosemite Falls from Yosemite Valley

カテゴリー:

8月トレイル状況

8月のウイルダネス・トレイル状況がUPされています。
*Donohue Pass(JMT:YosemiteとAnsel Admas Wildernessの峠)はまだ雪に覆われています。
*Tuolumne渓谷の一部は冠水しています。
Wilderness Center Hours
Yosemite Valley : Open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Big Oak Flat : Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Wawona : Open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Tuolumne Meadows : Open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Hetch Hetchy : The Hetch Hetchy road is currently open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bear Activities

上から2番目と下から2番目は要注意ですね。
前者に関しては、たまにずさんにロックしたBoxを見かけます。熊も賢いので、開け方をかなり学んでいるんでしょうか。後者は油断も隙もないというところでしょうか。食料の入ったパックを横においておき、滝などに見とれていると奪われてしまうといった感じですか…
Weekly Bear Activity
*Bears continue to be active in all Valley campgrounds. There is a bear that checks the cars at Camp 4 on a nightly basis. She also seeks food in the campground.
*A large bear has been obtaining food from lockers that are improperly locked in the Pines campgrounds.
*A small bear was observed eating garbage in the Curry Village area.
*There were 5 car break-ins in the East Valley developed areas.
*Bears have been observed foraging naturally in the meadows near Crane Flat.
*A bear has been observed in the White Wolf campground, attempting to obtain food.
*A bear has been observed on the Mist Trail. Keep your food within arms reach at all times!
*In the backcountry, most observations have been from Cloud’s rest to LYV.