July 9, 2012 |
When you think about it, Yosemite is one big birthing room. As such, rangers are cautioning summer visitors to look but not touch, and to give any young wildlife - baby birds, fawns, etc. - plenty of space. “They may appear to be in distress, but are not sick, injured, or abandoned,” the park notes of young wildlife. “If moved from their location, the parents cannot care for their offspring and many of the young animals do not survive.” If spotted on the ground, these animals should not be moved or handled, rangers say. In fact, visitors who happen across newborn wildlife are asked to immediately leave the area so the parents can continue to care for their young. “When people are present, a mother deer or bird may become aggressive or stay away for longer periods of time, which will prevent the offspring from feeding on a regular basis,” the park says in cautioning visitors.
September 7, 2012 |
In response to the recent outbreak, Yosemite is distributing hantavirus information to every visitor. Since HPS was first identified in 1993, there have been approximately 60 cases in California and 602 cases nationally, the park says. Nationwide, approximately 20% of mice carry hantavirus.. . . . Bermuda is on a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Leslie hovers to the south-southeast. Little motion or change in strength is expected until sometime Friday . . . . A hoax tip called in to airport police was being blamed Thursday when a Dallas-bound flight out of Philadelphia was recalled by authorities and a passenger removed.
January 6, 2002
Your article on Yosemite ("Yosemite, the Picture of Peace," Dec. 23) was wonderful; the pictures added to my memory of a place I call heaven. We just returned from a Bracebridge Dinner, and I highly recommend the experience. When we arrived the park was blanketed with snow, a real picture postcard. We stayed at the Ahwahnee, which made the event all the better since we didn't have to take a shuttle bus to the hotel. In addition, we enjoyed meeting the other guests who gathered around the grand piano for caroling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1997
"Honk if You Love Yosemite" by Peter H. King (March 5) was wonderful! I'm a geology instructor, and it was so great to see someone give voice to the need to have the "common" people be able to view Yosemite. Each year I try to open the eyes of students to these natural wonders. It is heartbreaking to me to have so many areas closed off except for the "few" that are extremely physically fit. This is happening all over the West right now and we have to give voice to these closings! There needs to be balance between are right to use and the right to abuse our natural wonders.
February 4, 1990
I remember the first time I ever saw Yosemite. It was 1967 and I was 6 years old. There were still some fish in the Merced River. The meadows were not wiped out from the hordes of tourists that Jones claims infest the valley "only 3 or 4 weekends each summer." Over the last 22 years I have visited Yosemite many times, spent summers working there. Make no mistake about it, Yosemite has changed. It has changed in a thousand little ways; less flora, more trash, more cars, more people.