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Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article

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A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 11:19AM
CNN article about a trip to the north rim of Yosemite

I like this quote: "We reached a point where we had to head vertically from our location. It turns out when blazing the trail, crews began at separate ends and never met." I'm assuming this is the (former) zig-zags on the Old Big Oak Flat road (not trail), which of course weren't the result of poor planning or surveying, as the two ends did once meet. The Old BOF road was in fact an impressive engineering accomplishment for its day.

And I don't think picture #11 is either all that breathtaking or a view of Yosemite Valley...
avatar Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 11:40AM
#2 is a joke too:
"Chen and her crew hike through Yosemite Valley, where evidence of the routine controlled burns to clear brush are visible"

Uh. sure.

a) you're on the Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail west of Tamarack
b) that's the Big Meadow Fire you're walking though



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avatar Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 11:56AM
Judging by their pictures and words... they did 18 miles.

Up Rockslides and towards Ribbon Creek (never crossing)... and then back out past
Tamarack and Wildcat to Big Oak Flat Rd. near Foresta.



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Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 12:18PM
And the last photo sure isn't Yosemite Valley!



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Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 01:38PM
I couldn't get past the fact that between the author and her boyfriend, they had 80 lbs. of gear... ouch! I also hope Survivorman's "trail blazing" ideas (please, no more turned over/stacked rocks..) don't catch on. (They had GPS... waypoints/track log anyone?)
avatar Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 01:41PM
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I also hope Survivorman's "trail blazing" ideas (please, no more turned over/stacked rocks..) don't catch on. (They had GPS... waypoints/track log anyone?)

Unfortunately I don't think Les is familiar with Yosemite. He is much more used to far less traveled areas. Far less...
Re: A Walk in the Park - CNN Article
August 08, 2011 06:05PM
This may be elsewhere on the forum, but Backpacker magazine has a "3D Flyover" of Yosemite's North Rim (no funny glasses needed): http://www.backpacker.com/3d_flyover_yosemite_north_rim/videos/84.
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