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Yosemite Valley Revisited

Last August I was out on business in central California and had a few hours to see Yosemite Valley at Yosemite National Park.  In January I was out there again and had time for another quick visit.  As with the … Continue reading

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American black bear

I’ve been to a number of parks and campgrounds in the Appalachians, northern Michigan, and the southwest that hinted at the presence of American black bears (Ursus americanus, Ursidae).  These places had bear-resistant trash cans and some had warnings about … Continue reading

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California ground squirrel

While out at Yosemite National Park a few weeks ago I made a stop at Sentinel Beach to take a look at the Merced River.  There were a lot of these California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi, Sciuridae) foraging near the … Continue reading

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A Four-Hour Whirlwind Tour of Yosemite National Park

Last week I went out on business to California’s Central Valley and found myself within two hours of Yosemite National Park.  After completing work one day my business partner and I drove out and saw as much as we could … Continue reading

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