23. July 2014


Yosemite Indian Days August 2

Want to see a bit of the real Yosemite Heritage??  Native Americans lived on the land for centuries before the whites arrived. The Sierra Mono Museum works hard to preserve the past.

Yosemite Indian Days

Yosemite Indian Days

The annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow take place on Saturday, Aug. 2.  with a series of supportive events leading up to the big day. This genuine show of pride is truly a community event that promotes and instills pride in Native and non-native families.

The Pow Wow gives the younger generation a chance to dance and celebrate the rich traditional history and culture. The hoopla has been going on since 1971. It’s a fun day and a great way to connect with a culture that might be different than yours.

Some of the fun includes: Food & Native Craft Vendors, Native American Dancing, Cultural Awareness / Basket Demonstrations, and Raffles.

Set your GPS for the North Fork Recreation Center 33507 Road 230 North Fork, CA 93643

More info.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “…… everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” - Mourning Dove …

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20. July 2014


Hear his Master’s Voice



Ladies & Jellybeans,

Still waiting to hike Half Dome in 2014?

I stand before you to sit behind you to tell you something I know nothing about. Come one, come all and hear the lovely and talented Mister Half Dome preach the way to do it safely.

This daring young man in the flying trapease has been to the top 40 – yes, that’s F O R T Y times. Holy cow! He’s nuts, the guy’s nuts, grab ‘em.  I’d say he needs a check up from the neck up.

It’s for everyone from 8 to 80. If you’re under 8 – your legs can’t reach the granite. If you’re over 80 – it’s not ADA approved.  Plenty of seats – sit on the floor.

7 pm. Tues = REI Saratoga. Wed = REI Concord.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Be there or be rectangular.” – A drunk old man.

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome




Friends, Romans and Countrymen:


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16. July 2014


Yosemite bans low elevation fires

Effective Tuesday, July 15 Yosemite began severe fire restrictions.

The fire order bans the use of campfires in wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation.  However, campfires in designated campgrounds and picnic areas will still be allowed.

The RIM fire last Auguast was the worst in Park History and only a bit by Hetch hetchy got hit. The flora is dry as tinder and we cannot afford another one. Water is at drought level and it will be hard to extinguish fires.

This is fire season. May I suggest you delete even campfies in campgrounds. Play the DVD of “A Christmas Yule Log.”

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I am the god of hell-fire; and I bring you F I R E” – Arthur Brown

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

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