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Places To Visit In Yosemite Valley- #5 Apple Orchards

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“By Dan Franklin” Yosemite Valley’s Apple Trees date back to the early pioneer days. The apple trees  might possibly be the oldest man made things in the Yoseminte Valley. There are 3 distinct apple orchards in Yosemite Valley. James C. Lamon first came to the Yosemite Valley in 1859.  He came to help build the “Upper Hotel” which was owned John Hite and stood near the spot where the Sentinel Bridge now stands. That same year Lamon filed a preemption claim on some acres located at the east end of the valley near Camp Curry and beneath the stony gaze […]

John Muir’s First View of Yosemite Falls

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John Muir in Yosemite Valley July 15, 1869- First Views of Yosemite Falls After a mile or so…I approached Yosemite Creek, admiring its easy, graceful, confident gestures as it comes bravely forward in its narrow channel, singing the last of its mountain songs on its way to its fate – a few rods more over the shining granite, then down half a mile in showy foam to another world, to lost in the Merced (river). Emerging from its last gorge, it glides in wide lace-like rapids down a smooth incline into a pool where it seems to rest and compose […]

Yosemite Time-Lapse Video Is Amazing, Beautiful

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Traveling to Yosemite soon? Here is some late news. Yosemite Time-Lapse Video Is Amazing, BeautifulPlanetSave.comI’m the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular clean energy website in the world, and Planetsave, a leading green and science news site. I’ve been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and I’ve been especially focused on solar energy, …and more »… http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLysTRI9U-sFrQgObWIcY6VrFDqEAjvUU8 If you want to stay up on Yosemite news check back soon More articles from trusted sources Get in the mood for camping on the pitch | Latest News | Junior … Camping boss from Daventry ‘stunned’ by MBE – Northampton Chronicle & […]

Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-D

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Traveling to Yosemite soon? Here is some late news. National Geographic Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-DNational GeographicPutnam, a student of Allen Glazner, a professor of geology at the University of North Carolina, was gathering data for the first-ever high-resolution geologic map of El Capitan, one of America’s most iconic natural landmarks and a jewel in the crown of ……Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-D – National Geographic I Love sharing news about Yosemite so check back soon. You may be interested in these stories Trust applauds Scottish Govt decision to reject … – John Muir […]

Merced River Plan’s Legal History

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 History Of The Merced River Plan In 2009, the NPS settled a long running lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the two prior versions of the Merced River Plan. This section summarizes the history of the lawsuit and the relevance of the 2009 Settlement Agreement to the development of the 2013 Merced River Plan/DEIS. In August 2000, the NPS completed the first iteration of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (2000 Merced River Plan). Two organizations—Friends of Yosemite Valley and Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government (formerly Mariposans for Environmentally Responsible Growth)—sued the NPS […]