Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
You come to Yosemite to get away from all the cars back home. Take a bottle of water and head into the wilderness to enjoy some solitude. Ahhh your traffic worries are in abeyance. But after a while you find you can’t live without getting your hourly traffic fix? No problem. Just take your iPhone and head up to the top of Half Dome where cell connections are pretty reliable. Connect to the internet and turn on the Yosemite website. YOUR federal government has a solution. The Federal Transportation Administration just donated $1.3 million of YOUR money to begin a new internet based traffic program for Yosemite. The park will soon start posting real-time updates on its website, www.nps.gov/yose, so visitors can see the actual traffic counts at all entrances. In addition, it will allow visitors to view a model of traffic congestion throughout the park.
My shakes have stopped already. And this is from a country in dire debt? How about $1.3 thousand for Half Dome Education? Gee, someday we’ll put a man on the moon.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “On the expressway to your heart. The expressway is not the best way. At five o’clock it’s much too crowded – much too crowded, so crowded. No room for me .” – The Soul Survivors
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com