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……B U L L E T I N Glacier Point Closed……..

……………………………B U L L E T I N …………………………
Glacier Pt Road is now closed. The smoke from the fires have made it so bad it is off-limits until things clear. Many spots near Wawona are closed.
Yet one more reason to hike HD in the spring.
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Errata for One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome
Sorry, I made a couple goofs.  Please pen and ink these corrections:
Book Errata:
Pg 171 Last line, change 1871 to 1796.
Pg 186 Last line, change August to July.
PS – About $8.00 on Whole Foods….ooops – Amazon.
Here’s the direct link.
For you late season campers….Porcupine Campground JUST opened. Boy, that was late.
Did anyone go to Yosemite today? Free day. How were the crowds? Probably down from summer since many schools are back in session.  Anyone have horror stories? It was a 2 hr drive down to Curry on weekends. Ugh. 5 Million last year…I bet we top that with the waterfalls pumping.

Yosemite Falls at it’s peak in May

So far….no falls off Half Dome.  and permits work!!  If you still want to do it….you’ll need a permit via the 2-day lottery. READ  my tips info.
No updated news on us getting a new Superintendent OR a new head of the NPS.  Post for the director has been vacant since the election – new regime and all.
Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do ‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”
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REI Sale kicks in the 21st thru Labor Day.

If you are not a member of REI – join. You will save a lot over the initiation fee. You’ll need to be a member to get some real good deals.

In addtion to the usual 40% any one item…you can get about 25% on many others.

REI’s Labor Day Sales begins the 125th. Some pretty good prices. You can get my favorite boot, the Vasque Breeze 3.0 for 25% off – Men’s List is now $180.

See my trusty boots.


Vasque Breeze 1.0 – still humming along

FYI ….the house brands are now called “REI Co-op.” Guess they want us to think there are twigs & nuts, not a major corporation.

The company has changed quite a bit in the recent years. For one, they don;t sell my book any more. HUH?  It’s the only hiking guide to doing half Dome.

Then they don’t want me to speak there. I used to do the 12 Bay area stores, for -0- compensation. Instead they  have a staff member give the half Dome talk….he/she has maybe done it twice.

Third, they have removed the DVD’s and in general focus on high margin products – clothing.

Fourth, they stopped printing their monthly …

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