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Old 11-20-2015, 11:50 AM   #15
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Bob were a stop and rest for 2 days then move on

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Free advise, if any one is still following:


1. There is no gas in Yosemite Valley to discourage driving (it works).
2. Free shuttle busses run every 10-20 minutes.
3. There are gas stations near all entrances ($$$), and in the park at Wawona and Crane Flats.
4. There is a central campsite registration office at Camp Curry and one "might" get a last minute camp site reservation due to a cancellation or a no-show, but don't count on it. As mentioned, overnight parking is not allowed in the park. Use www.recreation.gov for reservations.
5. Never go to Death Valley in the summer. Even the snakes leave for a vacation...LOL
: to another location but occasionaly we stop and stay a little longer we were in Yosemite in Sept. still fairly warm saw lots of dear, etc.
Did you know that the water SF drinks comes from Yosemite. Yep some smart fellow sitting in his office in SF looked at the future and said to himself were going to run out of drinking water, so he started traveling around the country to see where they could find good water for the future. Yosemite was the place he picked so a damn was built with a pipeline from there to SF put in place.
Death Valley blew our fail safe rad cap it imploded down into the rad a I used up around 5 gallons of my back up water to the camp ground.
next morning we got up and picked the pieces out of the rad and put our local cap back on. Off to the Visitor Center arrive go in and get info about DV then hop back into the Elite MH Class C and no go so get help from their Mntce to jump truck still no go so I know it is starter. Phone Good Sam our Saviours and a fellow comes from Pahrump with a Battery I tell him not battery and he agrees with me once he tries his hand and says not battery but he says it is your starter so off he goes and now we get Good Sam on phone and they send someone else from LV he takes about 4 1/2 hours to get out to us but is okay have some shade and a breeze under the awning. Finally around 5PM were back on the road as it was the starter that was gone and we headed for LV but got dark so pulled over alongside the road in Nevada for a much needed rest and sleep cooled off that night so nice nights sleep.
made LV next day and parked at our favorite location Sam's Casino as cheap there for 3 nights stay.
Took my wife to the old part of LV to see the night show up in the canopy and to see how strange people can be on the ground.
2 hours of that and she was ready for the MH again.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:52 PM   #16
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You apparently don't know the back story behind Hetch-Hechy and the O'Shaughnessy Dam, one of the greatest travesty's in National Park History.


In creating that dam, the S.F Water Department filled a valley that was said to have been even more beautiful than Yosemite Valley itself. Three other locations were made available, yet they were all ignored.


Here is one of many links on that sad story, that is credited to leading to the creation of the National Park Service a few years later.


https://www.archives.gov/legislative.../hetch-hetchy/




None less than Sierra Club founder John Muir himself led the battle to save the Hetch-Hechy valley, a loss that many attributed to his death in 1914.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir


Of the destruction of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley he said:


“Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks, the people’s

cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by

the heart of man.”

http://vault.sierraclub.org/john_mui...e_hamilton.pdf


I am a native San Franciscan, and few and far between is the San Franciscan that is proud of what was done to destroy that part of Yosemite, when so many other options were available.


And yes, as always, we visit the Hetch Hechy Valley when we go to Yosemite. To not do so, to not gaze upon it, to not see it's beautiful waterfalls still spilling forth, is to just accept all that was lost. This is, indeed, the Trinity Site of natural beauty in America.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #17
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water is a source all animals and including humans need to stay alive

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You apparently don't know the back story behind Hetch-Hechy and the O'Shaughnessy Dam, one of the greatest travesty's in National Park History.


In creating that dam, the S.F Water Department filled a valley that was said to have been even more beautiful than Yosemite Valley itself. Three other locations were made available, yet they were all ignored.


Here is one of many links on that sad story, that is credited to leading to the creation of the National Park Service a few years later.


https://www.archives.gov/legislative.../hetch-hetchy/




None less than Sierra Club founder John Muir himself led the battle to save the Hetch-Hechy valley, a loss that many attributed to his death in 1914.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir


Of the destruction of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley he said:


“Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks, the people’s

cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by

the heart of man.”

http://vault.sierraclub.org/john_mui...e_hamilton.pdf


I am a native San Franciscan, and few and far between is the San Franciscan that is proud of what was done to destroy that part of Yosemite, when so many other options were available.


And yes, as always, we visited Hetch Hechy Valley when we went to Yosemite. To not do so, to not gaze upon it, to see it's beautiful waterfalls still spilling forth, is to just accept all that was lost. This is, indeed, the Trinity Site of natural beauty in America.
History




: and I hate to see the places get destroyed, for us to have water, power, roads, etc. etc. and then they built all those big ugly transmission towers to move the power along to wherever, then the wind turbines that are killing thousands of birds every year for what? but us to have power to read by. I wonder when the birds are gone how much longer it will be for us? Yes they are doing it right now again in Canada for the Site 3 dam saying were running out of power, Heck that power is going to be sold to the Hungry USA not to us Canadians whose taxes will end up paying for it?
Yes where ever we look Big Power and Money will hurt us in the end.
Thankfully Canada has not gone nuts installing all those big ugly Wind Turbines, blocking nice scenery! But I guess it will come someday.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:15 PM   #18
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Looks to me like it's a win-win situation
Where Canada's surplus energy goes - Canada - CBC News


And it appears that house cats are a bigger threat than wind turbines to birds
Wind turbines kill around 300,000 birds annually, house cats around 3,000,000,000 : TreeHugger


But this thread is about Yosemite, not Canada anyway.....
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:35 PM   #19
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Cats

Sorry I forgot all about cats as one rarely sees them and if they are alley cats do not stay long around our house as I catch them and hand over to the local SPCA. I know they can never retrain them. Yep they kill birds like crazy just anywhere there is a cat that means a lot less birds the next year and I wonder when people will learn this and stop raising cats. Same goes for those large motorized Turbines.
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I remember the place from my visit in 2011. There isn't that much to see in Yosemite...
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A few small hills and valleys...
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Some puny trees...
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I wonder if I will ever get to go back there.
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Hey Mike why not get a little closer and make life more interesting?

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I remember the place from my visit in 2011. There isn't that much to see in Yosemite...
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I wonder if I will ever get to go back there.
: yep your right not much to see but did you sit out for a night to see how far your rock you picked out moved or rock climbed? or took a million more pictures without u in it? though nice to see who takes the pictures and yours are not that shabby.
It is a lot closer to there than newleans, or Georgia, or Maine. and there are still places to see and take more pictures.
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Thanks for the compliment. But I must give credit for the second photo (of me) to a fellow tourist... a much more photogenic tourist, I might add. I reciprocated by taking a picture of her, of course.
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I might also add the complaint that they need to add some escalators to some of the sights; there's entirely too much work involved with the current trail system....
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What I liked doing was to sit and see how far the

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: yep your right not much to see but did you sit out for a night to see how far your rock you picked out moved or rock climbed? or took a million more pictures without u in it? though nice to see who takes the pictures and yours are not that shabby.
It is a lot closer to there than newleans, or Georgia, or Maine. and there are still places to see and take more pictures.
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: rocks moved over a 12 hour period and they do move on there own and they do not have feet. I marked a dozen with chalk and some of them moved 5-6' or less depending on size. Same thing happens in Death Valley but in there they do it at night not much during daylight hours, My wife thought I was nuts to sit out there and watch. Much cooler at night in the fall.
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The moving rocks on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley are well known and the cause of their movement seems to have been determined:
High-Tech Sleuthing Cracks Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks


But, other that the ones that fall off of the mountains, aka "Rockfalls,


Rock fall at Yosemite National Park could alter popular Half Dome climb - LA Times is a recent example.


I have never heard of any moving rocks in Yosemite, short of the imperceptible geologic movement. Do you have any links?
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