The Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop and Gas Station is now open for the season

The Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop and Gas Station is now open for the season from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily with backing packing, climbing and outdoor supplies available. Climbing and hiking lesson are now offered at Curry Village and will be available in Tuolumne this July. Gas may be purchased by using a credit card at the pump 24 hours per day. Please enjoy the drive to Tuolumne and be aware of Wildlife crossing the highway – obey posted speed limits.
(V. McMichael – 6/1/09)

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ヨセミテ 5月31日


少し緑が増えてきた感じのTuolumne Meadows。

此処1週間のヨセミテは、午後雷雨のパターンです。
Tioga Roadでは局所的ですが、激しい降雨がありました。

Cathedral Lakes。Upperは左、Lowerは右側。Lowerにはかなり水面が見えています。
Tioga Roadの走る谷を越えてPolly Dome。その奥はMt. Hoffmann(左)とTuolumne Peak(右)。
Cathedral Lakes THから1マイルほど進むとJMTは雪に覆われますが、かなりの踏み跡が残っています。
トレイルから雪が消えるのには、あと2?3週間必要と思われます。

Cathedral Peak(左)とBudd Lake(右)。

ヨセミテ 5月23日


Olmsted Point付近。Tenaya Lakeの雪は完全に融けています。日当たりの悪い岩壁、樹林帯にはかなり雪が残っています(午後撮影)。

Pothole Dome付近から望むTuolumne Meadows一帯(午後撮影)。Medowsはかなり湿っています。

現時点でのTuolumneの水量はかなり多めです。これはTuolumne Falls。

White Cascade。上に見えているのはTuolumne Falls。
このすぐ左側にGlen Aulin HSCがあります。
今日一日で、5?6組のバックパッカーパーティを確認。

上の写真を撮った場所から反対側(西向き)にはGlen Aulinの谷が広がります。

Glen Aulinの西端にあるCalfornia Falls。直前のトレイル(約100メートル)は水の下。サンダル持参をおすすめ。

Calfirnia FallsとLe Conte Fallsの間の無名の滝。

Waterwheel Fall。

Tioga Road 20日10時に開通

Tioga Road沿いの施設が開くのには、あと数週間かかりそうです。
Tioga Road to Open in Yosemite National Park
Visitors urged to take safety precautions for upcoming Memorial Day Weekend
Yosemite National Park Acting Superintendent Dave Uberauga announced today that the Tioga Road will open for the season on Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. for all vehicle traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. There will be no commercial services available along the road until further notice. However, there will be gasoline available 24 hours per day (credit cards only). Additionally, the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, other campgrounds along the corridor, and the Tuolumne Visitor Center will not be open. There will be pit toilets available along the Tioga Road. All visitor services, including the campgrounds, store, gas station, etc. will open over the next several weeks.

ヨセミテ 5月16日

Tioga Roadの開通が目前に迫ってきました。そこで遠望ですが、Tuolumne Medowsのプレビュー。
奥の山は左から、Dana,、Gibbs、Mammoth Peak。Danaの45度右下に見えるのはLembert Dome。
Mammoth Peakの下はFairview Dome。Fairviewの左側にはTioga Roadがかすかに見えています。

Tuolumne Meadowsの核心部(上の写真をCrop)。

Clouds Rest、Half Dome、Mt. Hoffmann。Tenaya LakeとMay Lakeが写っていますので、探してみてください。

Tenaya Lake(標高8,150ft.)の雪氷は、一週間でかなり融けてしまいました。

May Lake(標高9,329ft).。

Half Dome トレイル オープン

Half Dome Cables in Place in Yosemite National Park
The cables allowing trail access for hikers to the summit of Half Dome are up and open for the season today, May 15,
2009.
The Half Dome hike is a round-trip hike of over 17 miles and is considered extremely strenuous. Hikers gain 4,800 feet of elevation along the hike that passes highlights such as Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, before reaching the cables on Half Dome’s steep granite shoulder. A series of metal cables are placed along the steep shoulder of the dome to assist hikers to the summit. Visitors are advised to take appropriate precautions when planning a hike of this length and difficulty, and to be prepared for changing weather and trail conditions. Thunder and lightening are common occurrences in the High Sierra during the summer and fall; hikers should not to attempt to summit Half Dome around or during thunderstorms and are advised to use
extreme caution when the rocks are wet.
-NPS- (K. Cobb – 5/15/09)
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CA108 (Sonora Pass) Open

まだ交通規制がありますが(金曜午後からは解除)、CA108(Sonora Pass越え)は開通しています。
SR 108
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED 16.2 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) FROM 1100 HRS TO
1300 HRS WEDNESDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 5/15/09 – DUE TO CONSTRUCTION – A DETOUR IS
AVAILABLE
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 16.2 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) FROM
0800 HRS TO 1100 HRS & FROM 1300 HRS TO 1800 HRS TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU
5/15/09 – DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
CALTRANSのリンク

Bicycles on Tioga Road

Bicycles on Tioga Road – On Friday May 15, Tioga road will be open to all vehicles to Yosemite Creek and to bicycles to May Lake junction.
Administrative travel is allowed beyond Yosemite Creek gate. Please keep in mind that signage along the road is accurate because it is updated each day as conditions change. A sign at May Lake junction indicates that bicycles are not allowed past that point. Also, any administrative traffic should be on the lookout for bikes so that we can provide visitors that experience without interfering with opening operations. (S. Sprouse – 5/13/09)