The Third Dimension

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     Our German Technology Division has found a newSmart Phone app you might enjoy. It is called “Route3D Yosemite Lite” and is a 3D map of the central Sierra Nevada featuring highly detailed topographic maps and aerial photography. When you download it you can see routes that appear like movies and you go over topographic terrain.

     You can “fly” the Half Dome hike. Elevation profiles let you see elevations as you move. The developer is Eastridge Technology and the app has been out since October. It will run on Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Also on a Windows/Mac browser if you get the required plug-ins. To learn more click <HERE>.

For anyone living near Stockton. I’ll be giving my Half Dome presentation at REI there this Tuesday April 26 at 7 pm. I’m at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale on Wed – 6 pm. Be there or be rectangular.

A national ABC radio news story today talking about HIGH gas prices said the highest in California was at Yosemite at $4.99. It didn’t say if the was regular or premium. I assume it was the Crane Flat station. But whenever I go by the El Portal SHELL station it is about 80 cents higher that most others. Heck the Cheveron station near my adobe is at $4.23 for regular. Good time to get your bike out of the attic.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” – AC/DC

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –


3 Responses to “The Third Dimension”

  1. Dean Says:

    You folks are catching up…about USD9 a gallon here in the UK!

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