Monthly Archives: May 2014

What and How to Recycle

What to Recycle

The confusion over what we can and cannot recycle continues to confound consumers. Plastics are especially troublesome, as different types of plastic require different processing to be reformulated and re-used as raw material. Some municipalities accept all types of plastic for recycling, while others only accept jugs, containers and bottles with certain numbers stamped on their bottoms.

Remember to:

  • Empty and rinse all containers.
  • Flatten cartons and boxes, and place them inside your cart.
  • Secure shredded paper and textiles inside a clear plastic bag.
  • Sorting Your Waste: WHAT GOES WHERE?

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Yosemite National Park

Drifting with meaning

Twin Falls

We start the day early and make the commute towards Yosemite.  We stayed at Bug Mountain in Midpines, which is a hostel offering all sorts of different cabins.  We opted for a semi-permanent tent, which is nestled into the side of the mountain.  They have a natural spa and treatments on offer and a café/restaurant.  Reasonably priced with a great selection to choose from, being mostly organic produce.  The servings are huge and delicious.  We had definitely stumbled upon a hidden gem!

It’s another early start and a 45-minute drive to the park entrance.  We only had the day to explore and see as much as we could, so we drove around taking photos and then elected a to hike one of the mountain treks.  Fairly unaware of what we were about to tackle, turns out we had chosen one of the harder treks in the park, Glacier…

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What to See & Do in Yosemite: Advice from 10-Year-Old Clara

Yosemite Park Blog

Many of the employees working for one of the organizations that provide services for Yosemite also live in the park. Each summer, the ranks swell considerably, but there are many families who reside in the park year-round. You may wonder what it is like to live in Yosemite, and for many adults, the experience is dictated by a career choice. But what does that mean for family members? We asked 10-year-old Clara – who lives and attends school in Yosemite Valley – about her experience as a Yosemite resident and what kind of advice she would give to park visitors:

2014 Apr Clara Devlin interview photo

“My favorite things to do in Yosemite are explore the park and enjoy seeing Half Dome while I ice skate outdoors. If you are thinking of visiting the park for the first time, a beautiful and easy trail to hike is the Lower Yosemite Fall trail. It’s amazing to say…

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Nevada Falls and Yosemite High Country

Mirror Lake

Yosemite in the rain and snow by Barbara Edwards

Tioga Pass Road Opens Tomorrow 5/2/14

Natural History Wanderings

News Release Yosemite National Park

Visitors urged to take safety precautions while traveling on road

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season tomorrow, tomorrow, Friday, May 2, 2014, at noon for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be available over the next several weeks.

Due to a light snowpack this past winter (approximately 30% of normal), the Tioga Road was cleared of snow early into the season. Snow and icy conditions may still exist on hiking trails at the higher elevations. Visitors are urged to be prepared for snowy conditions and possible treacherous stream crossings while hiking the backcountry in the early season.

All campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed. All commercial services…

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REEF Update: Sustainable Chicken Farming

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