Rainy Days and Mondays

 Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

To request or give permits, Click HERE.

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First off, if you are in need of Half Dome permits for May / June, keep checking the above link. I am seeing a few with extras who want to swap.  Be creative and don’t be shy.  We still have 2+ months for folk’s plans to change. It’s still snowing at the park. Since I was driving up – but can’t now, I get 3 bonus days to work on stuff around the house!

     Come by REI Brentwood Thurs night at 7pm if you want a shot of Half Dome on the rocks. Shaken not stirred. REI has a new policy for evening talks. Advanced registration is highly recommended; go to the website of the store.  If you register, they will hold a seat for you until 7 pm. After that, any unclaimed seats will be released. Seating may be available at the door, even if registration is closed.

     If you have an hour to kill this week, I suggest you listen and watch the Yosemite Conservancy webinar (“A New Season of Projects in Yosemite” ) hosted by President Mike Tollefson. He was the Yosemite Superintendent before he retired a couple years ago. You need to go to the YC site <HERE> then look at the bottom right and click to crank it on. Sorry, I had no clue they were doing it live last week, so this is a recording.  He gives a good recap of their work over the years and there is a lot of info.  The 2011 projects are reviewed. Youth and Tenaya Lake are the “signature” projects.

     Too bad the Forum got cancelled. I’ve asked if the park super, Don Neubacher could do a webinar of the annual State of the Park speech. At least an email to get  updated on projects. The Merced River Plan workshop was also cancelled so they are running behind in their “Outreach.”

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Talkin’ to myself and feeling old. Sometimes I’d like to quit; Nothing ever seems to fit; Hangin’ around, nothing to do but frown; Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” – The Carpenters

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com


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