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March 18-19, 2012 – The Winter Storm of 2012 in Yosemite Valley

As has been well-documented, the “rainy” season has been nearly non-existent in Northern CA.  The higher elevations of the Sierras have gotten a little wintry precipitation; however, it takes quite a good amount of cold air to get any snow accumulation in Yosemite Valley since it sits at approximately 4000 ft…  I know the winter […]

Yosemite National Park – March 1, 2012 & Mono Lake – March 3, 2012 & Indian Petroglyphs – March 4, 2012

The magical rainbow was definitely short lived; however, I will never forget it arching clear across Yosemite Valley… Now waiting for sunset…  By the time the sun dipped behind the mountains the entire valley was engulfed with low clouds…  Once it was obvious that there wasn’t going to be any magical light, I packed up […]

Yosemite National Park – March 1, 2012

The National Weather Service forecast for Yosemite National Park was for 7-11 inches of snow on Wednesday and 3-5 inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning…   Since this winter in CA has basically been non-eventful in the snowfall category, I thought I needed to get to Yosemite because it may be the last […]

Death Valley National Park – “The Racetrack” – February 17-19, 2012

  The idea was to get on “The Nickel” (my apologies for not giving credit to my buddy/partner in crime Eric Ballatore for swiping his term “The Nickel” in the initial blog post!) South immediately after work on Friday in order to arrive in Death Valley somewhere between 2-4 am…  Just in time for sunrise!  […]

Crater Lake National Park – February 4-5, 2012

My idea was to find somewhere in the West that actually had a decent amount of snow…  Crater Lake National Park was my destination…  Made a quick trip to to REI on Friday night and purchased a pair of MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes…  I debated at leaving Friday night to catch the Saturday morning light, […]

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