Journal archives for October 2017

October 05, 2017

Where to spot fall colors in the High Sierra.

This fall promises to be an autumn-color extravaganza. If you’re heading to Yosemite National Park or the Gold Rush towns of Tuolumne county, here are four hot spots where visitors can enjoy the pleasures of leaf-peeping later this fall.

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October 09, 2017

A Yosemite park ranger’s five favorite spots.

Yosemite National Park is not just about Half Dome, spectacular as it is. There’s so much beauty and bounty to check out in its northern reaches, where the crowds are sparse and the sights spectacular. So we asked park ranger Jamie Richards about some of her favorite spots. She’s particularly fond of Tuolumne Meadows and the points along Tioga Road, she says, and now is the perfect time to go.

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October 22, 2017

Fall colors peak in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra this week.

California's fall foliage season is spreading its color throughout the Sierra. Peak conditions are currently at elevations of 7,500 and 8,000 feet, according to California Fall Color site manager John Poimiroo.

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October 30, 2017

We must hold the line on national monuments.

America’s military families know that our public lands are a resource worth protecting. My father, an avid outdoorsman, took my brothers and me camping, fishing, and hiking as we traveled the country during his career with the Air Force.

Places like the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Yosemite and many others left us with a profound appreciation for America’s public lands. During my own career with the Army, my wife and I repeated the tradition with our three children in the U.S. and abroad.

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October 31, 2017

Editorial: Don’t charge outrageous fees for Yosemite, other parks so that only the rich can visit.

Many national parks are in areas that are already difficult for low-income Americans to access, especially as gas prices increase. Studies show that minorities represent less than a third of park visitors. It’s unconscionable to make parks less accessible by doubling entrance fees. Even the Trump administration should be embarrassed to suggest it.

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