The Gates of Heaven

Half  Dome – Yosemite Musing
     Yosemite is quietly preparing for the summer crunch. My prediction is that as an aftermath of the Ken Burns special, attendance at all national parks will soar this summer. At Yosemite you will be greeted by an increase in the gate kiosks. At the Hwy 120 gate aka the Big Oak Flat entrance.

As you can see, an additional Ranger post has been added and now there are 3. At the Hwy 140 gate aka Arch Rock entrance, construction was obvious at the gate, but it is too narrow there for more kiosks, so I’m not sure what the plan is. This should help the flow of traffic into the park.

     In other news, Yosemite has opened up the public scoping for the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project. The area was hit by rockslides last year and closed over 200 tent and wood cabins. What shodl be done? The public scoping period for the EA will open on Thursday, February 25, 2010 and will extend through Wednesday, April 7, 2010.  A public open house will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium in Yosemite Valley. I beseech them to use internet technology to allow more people to participate. The link for more info is <HERE>, but nothing was on it when I looked.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – 
John Muir

*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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  1. Kathy Littrell says:

    If anyone is going to try and be there in person, I just read that there will be no entrance fee for those attending the Open House Forum at the Visitor Center

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