Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 67 (Floating on the Merced)

Rafting on the Merced River-Yosemite

Scores of rafters enjoyed the well-flowing pace of the Merced River

Yosemite is truly an outdoor playground and there was ample opportunity for those who enjoy rafting or kayaking. The Merced River was near peak performance as this picture taken near the Swinging Bridge picnic area attests.

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20160829

“Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.” — Dorothy Parker

“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.” — Alberto Salazar

“One can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.” — L. M. Montgomery

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” — Bill Gates

 

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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 66 (Three Brothers)

Bridal Veil Falls, the Three Brothers 

Bridal Veil Falls and the Three Brothers photographed from Tunnel View

Bridal Veil Falls was putting on quite a show as the Three Brothers (rock formation) looked on. A typical shot from this vantage point will often include El Capitan which is off to the left.

I wanted the other “players” to have their own moment.

 
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Video – Bruno – A Home Town Dog

Every once in a while a tale appears about a kindred spirit of one sort or another. This is a true story about a dog who had a rough start in life, but had a need for friendship. He was full of wanderlust and was hard to keep home. Although he apparently loved his adopted family, his heart was much bigger than that and he had more to share with everyone.

Every day for more than a decade, Bruno walked four miles to a nearby town where he made regularly scheduled stops and visited with as many people as he could.

Watch the heartwarming video below for more of the details about how Bruno became a home town hero!


If you want to read even more about Bruno, you can visit OddityCentral and read their story: Legendary Dog Has Been Commuting 4 Miles Every Day for the Past 12 Years to Visit Minnesota Town

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STATUS QUOtes — 20160828

“What makes us human is an ability to ask questions.” — Jane Goodall

“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.” — Albert Einstein

“Toil and pleasure, in their natures opposite, are yet linked together in a kind of necessary connection.” — Livy

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” — Phyllis Diller

 

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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 65 (Cairns at Lembert Dome)

Cairns at Lembert Dome Trail 

A rather usual cairn leading to the Lembert Dome Trail

For those who may not know, cairns are small piles or groupings of rocks intended to lead hikers to the correct trail. There are varying thoughts on their usefulness. The simple cairn above was located at the start of the Lembert Dome Trail. Cairns are often placed in a line showing the direction of the trail.

Pranksters have been known to deliberately place cairns so they lead in an errant direction. Foraging for rocks to add to a pile disrupts the surrounding area and is often frowned upon by those who oversee a park or hiking venue.

There have been a couple of times when I was glad to see a cairn because it verified that I was on the “right track” or prevented me from wandering in the wrong direction.

It is an interesting topic for discussion and I suppose there is fodder for both sides. As I will show in a later post, some cairns are more elaborate than others.

You can read some interesting points about hiking cairns HERE – Cairns 101

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20160827

“Extreme justice is often unjust.” — Jean Racine

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” — Thomas Moore

“For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” — Fernandez de Andrada

“Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” — Robert Frost

 

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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 64 (Merced River Stone Bridge)

Area in back of the Majestic/Ahwahnee HotelA wooded area in back of the former Ahwahnee Hotel now named the Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Nestled in the valley with mountains rising up behind it, the Majestic Yosemite Hotel sits comfortably near the Merced River which has a number of stone bridge crossings. The use of natural materials against the formidable grandeur of Yosemite is a nice accompaniment.

 
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