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Grim news out of Yosemite: 2 dead hikers; 1 missing.

The body of Matthew Baldwin, 24, was found on September 6th near Tamarack Flat in the El Capitan Gully area. He had been missing August 24th.

The body of an unrelated hiker, James Michael Millet Jr., 39, was found Sept 1 near the Upper Yosemite Fall area.

Tim Nolan?

Have you seen Tim Nolan?

Missing is hiker Timothy Nolan, 36. He had a wilderness permit to backpack from Sept. 1-4. If you saw him on any of these trails: Happy Isles-Little Yosemite Valley-Sunrise Lakes-Tuolumne Meadows-Lyell Canyon-Rafferty Creek-Vogelsang-Merced Lake-Little Yosemite Valley-Happy Isles, CALL (209) 379-1992.

Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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BULLETIN – Hiker found dead at Yosemite


James Millett

James Millett

James Millett, 39, was hiking Upper Yosemite Falls 3 weeks ago. He was dead found today. Apparently fell down near the valley. No word if he was alone, but his car was found, implying solo.

An intense search was done.

No further details.

RIP,  Carpe Diem!
Read “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

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Bison active at Yellowstone | Tourist gets flipped

The “other Y Park” – Yellowstone National Park is populated by a large herd of American Bison. They are a big attraction along with the chance to see a Grizzly Bear or an Elk.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the wildlife, but are told repeatedly not to engage the animals. Stay in your car. This is more than just parental advice. These animals are indeed, as their name connotes – WILD.

American Bison

Bison are not pets!

For the second time this summer, a park visitor got a bit too close to a bison. The beast was agitated and showed it. The huge animal bumped the man in an … well, let’s say, aggressive way.

Already this young summer, another visitor enjoyed the same reception from a bison who really didn’t want its photo taken. A selfie? I don’t think so.

The Bison (mistakenly called “Buffalo”) are the biggest mammals in North America. Mails can stand up to 7-feet at the shoulders. That’s even bigger than a Polar Bear. Their gangly, skinny legs hold up a virtual SUV in weight. They kinda remind me of Africa’s Wildebeast. The head looks way out of proportion and hangs down too low. They grunt and …

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