Thursday, April 22, 2010

Muir Day and Earth Day

Yesterday was Muir's birthday, today is the Earth's. Saturday is National Junior Ranger Day. There's a lot to celebrate during National Parks Week. In honor of all this I just had a chance to talk about Yosemite, the Half Dome day use permit system, our new California quarter, the merger of Yosemite Association and Yosemite Fund, etc. with Jeffrey Callison on Sacramento's NPR station ( He's another Scotsman (like Muir) who has made good in the Golden State. I hope we'll have an mp3 of our chat posted on the Association website soon.
Steve Bumgarder's excellent frazil ice film is getting lots of notice, as it should. If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth a look. It's not been posted on the park's website yet, but you can find it here. It's still possible for a few more weeks that we'll have frazil form up in any of the Valley's growing side streams. If you're in the park and the Valley is below freezing at night, it's worth it to go out early to scope Yosemite Creek for fresh slurry.

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