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Thread: Rockfall at Yosemite

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    Paul Cocklin
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    Rockfall at Yosemite

    http://cbs13.com/local/Yosemite.Rock...2.1145839.html

    I'm sure they'll have the guests back in their rooms in no time.

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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Yikes! The Ahwanee bar has the best prices for Heineken & Corona in the Park!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Paul Cocklin
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Well John, now you have your drink 'on the rocks'.

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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Oh, blueberry, if that pun were a fart, the room would clear....
    Peter Collins

    "Growing older is not for sissies." --anon.

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    Paul Cocklin
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Collins View Post
    Oh, blueberry, if that pun were a fart, the room would clear....

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    Paul Cocklin
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Sheesh, Yosemite's having a tough August...

    http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.d...79986/-1/rss02

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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    I bet that's never happen before...oh wait...Not in Yosemite anyway...oh wait...

    At least they've gotten away from calling these fiascos "controlled burns".

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    Paul Cocklin
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Geez, at least this problem was man-made, so to speak...

    http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.d...89996/-1/rss02

    Ah, the National Parks. What a great place to...grow pot?

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    Preston Birdwell
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Rockfall update: Guests will be allowed to return to the Ahwahnee at 4:00 PM PDT today. Staff who live in nearby dorms will also be allowed to return.

    The Big Meadow Fire is 2200 ac and is 10% contained. Big Oak Flat Road from Crane Flat to the Valley floor is closed. Crane Flat campground and Foresta have been evacuated. Additional fire fighting resources have been ordered.

    The fire is burning in brush and dead fuels in the area of the 1990 A-Rock fire. Apparently, the winds went 'out of prescription' soon after the prescribed fire was ignited. Erratic winds caused the fire to spot over a control line, and 'off to the races'.

    My wife works in Yosemite and had to be evacuated from her dorm near the Ahwahnee. She said that the smoke from the fire is obnoxious, and ash is falling on the valley floor.

    Highway 120 is open to Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass.

    A tough August in Yosemite, indeed.

    -Preston
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    Paul Cocklin
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    Re: Rockfall at Yosemite

    Thanks for the update, Preston! I'm glad I'm headed to Seattle.

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