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Photograph Yosemite: Capturing Waterfalls, Cliffs, and Domes

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John Boyd May 03, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Yes, Tioga is open. If you are driving and plan in coming over Tioga ATP at the Mobil gas station at Tioga & 395 for lunch or breakfast. Gourmet fast food. Think lobster taquitos.
Marilyn Wisegarver May 11, 2014 at 03:16 PM

Jan and I stopped at the Whoa Nellie Deli at the Mobile Station for dinner - YUM!! Came back the next morning for breakfast. Yes, the service is "fast" but I wouldn't call this "fast food" - it's WAY too good for that label!
John Boyd May 11, 2014 at 07:29 PM

It is good. When we are in the area each October it's morning, noon and night. Another place in Lee Vining is Nicely's. I would like to try the BBQ place but it closes for the season before we are in the area. Many places in the town close for the winter season including the Whoa Nellie Deli.


Jan Evers May 02, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Tioga Road opens today at noon!!


Bill Carney Apr 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Itinerary question: Information pack says that Day 3/Tues we will stay in the park through sunset, but it also says that dinner is at 6p back at lodge. Sunset is much later, I believe, more like 7:30p. What is the actual plan??
John Boyd May 01, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Not sure if you have an outdated schedule Bill. We will be at Galcier Point aroun sundown on this day. A box dinner in the valley before heading to Glacier.
Marilyn Wisegarver May 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM

I received the same schedule as Bill. Are there any other changes we should know about?
John Boyd May 03, 2014 at 10:58 AM

When you arrive you will receive the latest greatest schedule in your packet. We sometimes tweak the schedule according to park conditions or other things. My wife spent yesterday, Friday in the park checking things out.
John Boyd May 03, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Should be "My wife and I spent".


John Boyd Apr 24, 2014 at 03:35 PM

For all who will be attending this workshop May 5-8. You can bring a few of your images on a USB drive but a better way would be emailing them to me. This would give me a chance to view them before the workshop. Put RS Workshop as subject.
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Bill Carney Apr 22, 2014 at 02:54 PM

I was wondering if it would be possible to bring by ARdrone into the valley in order to capture some videos and pics from unusual vantage points?
John Boyd Apr 22, 2014 at 03:41 PM

No idea Bill. Maybe Kristen can answer this.
Kristen Cook Apr 24, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Bill, I'm looking into it. There must be a temporary error in their phone system because I could not get a hold of a single person. So that you can try as well, the main number is 209-375-0200 (press 3 then 5 to speak to a Ranger). Hopefully I can update this post soon with an aswer!
Kristen Cook Apr 24, 2014 at 02:13 PM

Ok, the official answer fromt the public relations department is No. They are not allowed by the Park regulations
Bill Carney Apr 24, 2014 at 03:04 PM

thanks.... i did find some youtube vids from people who did this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWygZZyONzo
Kristen Cook Apr 25, 2014 at 04:44 PM

This has turned into a fascinating research project. The videos are just amazing, aren't they? Sounds like someone using a drone in a National Park is either doing it without permission or work for the NPS and are held to some pretty strict training standards. Below is an Yosemite's official stance on the subject, although things change as technology changes. Imagine the possibilities with assisting with Search and Rescue! "Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are remotely piloted aircraft, broadly referred to in the popular press as drones. They can be useful for resource management activities, search and rescue, and law enforcement operations, and have been successfully used in all these instances in the national parks. Up to now, no park has completed the process or procedures to get a fully approved NPS mission. There is approximately two weeks of initial flight training required as well as recurrency training. UAS missions require a two-person crew and an observer who also must go through training and medical certifications. Employees who use UAS in the parks and are not authorized to do so, are operating outside the scope of their positions."


John Boyd Apr 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Today, the road to Bodie Ghost Town opened.
John Orman Apr 16, 2014 at 05:55 AM

Great news for this guy who wants to see Bodie. Now the only road that needs to open is Tioga. Guessing that with this record low snowpack, that one will roll over for me before May 8 too!
John Orman Apr 16, 2014 at 06:42 AM

Maybe that low snowpack is good news/bad news, but hopefully those waterfalls will still be running strong in early May!
John Boyd May 01, 2014 at 06:50 PM

Tioga opens tomorrow John.


John Boyd Apr 14, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Good News, Glacier Point Road opened today. And should be open for our May workshop. The view from Glacier Point is one that you will always remember. Looking straight out at Half Dome is awesome.
Jan Evers Apr 15, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Yaaaay!!
John Orman Apr 16, 2014 at 05:51 AM

Just read that news on Yosemite Conservancy's Facebook page, but already posted here. Great news! One of earliest openings ever.


Jan Evers Apr 08, 2014 at 11:55 PM

If we're bringing 4 of our photos on a memory stick, what is a good size?
John Boyd Apr 14, 2014 at 09:36 AM

Jan, for projecting I have my images set at 8x10 and 100 resolution. You can also email these images to me.
Jan Evers Apr 15, 2014 at 11:17 PM

thanks!


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