Rent a bike

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Stick this one in your file of “things to do. Did you kown that you can rent bicycles at Yosemite? Probably but have you ever done it? Where? How much? Here’s a photo of the inside of the rental shack. It’s onthe west side of Curry Village next to the ice rink. Look fo rth ebig green tent. Looks like a few shy of 100 low rider cruisers ready to go.

How  much? Well in 2009 here were the rates.

Dunno what 2010 will bring; but we can bet the prices won’t go down. What caught my eye was the notice that helmets are only “recommended” for adults. Hmm. My head is as fragile as a kid’s. Seems like parents would insist that everyone have a helmet on. Funny that a national park doesn’t mandate it with all the attention to safety. I have a friend who went over his handlebars and it took him a few months to get back into the groove.

In other news, Tom Medema moves from acting to the real Chief of Interpretation and Education at the park. He will manage the group responsible for interpretive services. The Division also manages the park’s Curatorial and Museum Management Program, the Public Involvement and Outreach Program, Public Affairs, and the Education Branch.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Civilization and fever and all morbidness that has been hooted at me have not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to give only to entice people to look at nature’s loveliness.” – John Muir, Oct 7, 1874

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

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