Yosemite

Telegraph Fire in Yosemite 95 percent out!

I think this is the best news I've heard all day.  The Telegraph Fire, which began burning near Yosemite on July 25 is 95 percent contained.  Evacuees have returned to their homes, 140 is back open into the west gate of the park, and the skies in Yosemite once again are breathable.  While the fire

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LA Times says 140 Open into Yosemite, sort of

For the latest in official Telegraph Fire information, please check here.  It's Yosemite's Web site.  According to the LA Times, highway 140 in California is intermittently open depending on how the Telegraph Fire is progressing.  This report I found says the fire is 15 percent contained and has burned more than 29,000 acres.  Yikes.  The

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World Record for Climbing El Capitan in Yosemite

What a cool story–a race to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite.  Two hours and 43 minutes and 33 seconds.  If you don't know what mountain I'm mentioning, look here, it's the one on the left.  I don't  know how high up it goes, but you can see, it's almost straight up.  And from

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