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Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby maverick » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:41 pm

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby hikerduane » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm

I was viewing the webcams, all one camera shows is a wall of snow, a few others are MIA.
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby rlown » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:56 pm

The Tioga Pass CDEC sensor at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?TES shows almost 183" of snow. That's about 6' more than last year at this time. I sure miss the tioga pass webcam.
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby BSquared » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:11 am

rlown wrote: I sure miss the tioga pass webcam.

Me, too! There's hope, though. The website has the following statement dated 29 October 2010.
The Yosemite Conservancy has contacted us and is interested in helping us restore the camera system at Tioga Pass. We do not have a formal commitment from the Yosemite Conservancy yet. We have forwarded a list of equipment to the Yosemite Conservancy and we are still waiting to hear back on whether they are going to fund it. The National Park Service is offering use of their satellite link for transmission of the images (this will alleviate the power/phone line issues we have had).

If anybody on the board knows someone in the Yosemite Conservancy (used to be the Yosemite Natural History Association, yes?), maybe a nudge wouldn't hurt...
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby fishmonger » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:54 am

sentinel Dome webcam is pretty good, however, it currenlty only shows a big ass snow drift, not Half Dome and Clouds Rest like it did just a few days ago :)

http://www.yosemiteconservancystore.com ... ntinel.jpg
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby hikerduane » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:06 pm

I sure love the current view the cameras show at times, some very good shots, would make many a photographer jealous I'm sure. I'll check when a storm is happening or there abouts.
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby Ozark Flip » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:35 pm

Back Open - Anyone need current updates send me a PM. I am around there a lot.

Yosemite, CA -- All roads into Yosemite National Park are back open today.

Park Ranger Kari Cobb reports that this includes Highway 120, Highway 140 and Highway 41. Park officials warn that this could change though depending on weather conditions. The park is open to visitors until 7pm tonight and all of the resorts will honor today's reservations. Most buildings in the park are running on generators because power will not be restored until sometime this weekend. There will be limited food and retail services available today. All campgrounds in Yosemite will be closed until noon on Monday.

The Merced River Plan Recreation Workshop scheduled for Friday has been postponed until further notice.
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Re: Yosemite Valley Closed

Postby hikerchick395 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:27 am

Free entry until all power is restored...
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