The DNC – NPS naming controversy continues on with little leaking out. There are opinions being given by loyal visitors, benefactors, the media and politicians. But still, the Ahwahnee Hotel stands proud. Basically, it stinks.
But wait – there’s more. Remember the Merced River Plan? It got approved about a year ago. The whole reason for it was a mandate by a judge to stop the damage caused by the park on the “Wild and Scenic” Merced. The plan contains half a peck of paper. Well, things are getting implemented.
Background reading – More on Merced River Plan
If you love the ice rink… it’s going to be moved to . . . well, they haven’t decided yet. It will be relocated from near Curry Village…er, Half Dome Village to a place far, far away in another galaxy. Ditto the bike rentals and raft rentals.
For you cowboys out there (Howdy partner). The old grey mare is moving’ on. Horsey rides are out in the Valley. No more horse riding in Yosemite Valley or Tuolumne Meadows, period. Look down in Wawona for the equine grazing grounds.
Oh, also to mess up your day, the Tuolumne Meadows Service Station, Tuolumne Meadows Sports Shop and Happy Isles Snack Stand will only be a memory in 2016. Sigh.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “ Them Changes” – Buddy Miles
Read “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome