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Anything Goes / Re: Entry into Yosemite could cost up to $70
« on: November 23, 2017, 03:47:19 PM »

America the Beautiful Passes
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

See a list of federal recreation sites (PDF), including national parks, where the passes are issued.

The following passes are available:

    Annual Pass - Cost: $80 annual pass Available for: Everyone
    Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military
    Annual 4th Grade Pass
    Senior Pass -  $80 Lifetime Senior Pass  $20 Annual Senior Pass
    Access Pass
    Volunteer Pass



https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm#



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A female gray wolf, her mate and at least three pups are the second pack of wolves spotted in Northern California since the species went extinct there in 1924, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

The gray pups were born this spring in Lassen National Forest to a female wolf of unknown origins. Her mate is the son of OR7, a wolf with a tracking device that was the first of its kind in almost a century to migrate into California from Oregon, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

Biologists began surveying the Lassen National Forest area in May after they found evidence of wolf presence.

On June 30, they captured the 75-pound female gray wolf and fitted her with a tracking collar, the first wolf collared in California. An examination revealed she had recently given birth to pups.

A day later, Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists returned to the area for a follow-up check on the female and found that a nearby trail camera operated by the U.S. Forest Service had captured photos of the mother and pups. The gray pups were also photographed playing in front of the camera.

While most of the pack's known activity to date has been in western Lassen County, which is near the eastern state line, some tracks have also been confirmed in Plumas County, officials said.

These wolves, named the Lassen Pack by the U.S. Forest Service employee who first detected their location, are the second pack of gray wolves known to be in California since they were killed off in the 1920s, officials said.

The first confirmed breeding pair in California produced five pups in Siskiyou County in 2015. The family of seven gray wolves, known as the Shasta Pack, hasn't been spotted since May 2016, although one of the pups was detected in northwestern Nevada in November 2016, the department said.

Pamela Flick, California representative for Defenders of Wildlife, called finding a new pack of gray wolves in the state "momentous."

"OR-7 proved that a wolf could make the trek to California. The Shasta Pack gave us hope for wolf packs here. Now the presence of the Lassen Pack shows that wolves are eager to return to their native territory in the Golden State," Flick added.

State officials in 2014 granted the wolf protections under the state's endangered species act, despite opposition from hunting and livestock groups who fear the predator will kill deer and valuable cattle. Under California's protections, gray wolves can't be killed or hunted.

Wildlife officials said the tracking collar on the Lassen Pack's adult female could help minimize the friction with ranchers by learning the animal's survival, reproduction and prey preferences.

Gray wolves are also listed as endangered by the federal government.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/2nd-pack-gray-wolves-spotted-northern-california-48463807

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lake Thawed?
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:09:49 PM »


The lake has a long way to go to be iced out. It's still 80% frozen. Their best guess is maybe 1 week, likely 2 weeks before they'll have rental boats available. With the warmer temps they're getting, that could change in a hurry. A little wind would help rid the ice as well.

Sounds like the lake will get it's initial stocking in the next week. Nothing will happen until the road down to the launch is cleared.

They are stocking at the lower campgrounds, Tuff, French, and he believes also at the Meadows.

Hope that helps.


Fish Planting Schedule
https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/






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Rock Creek Lakes Resort, California's Eastern Sierra https://www.facebook.com/RockCreekLake?ref=hl
added 9 new photos — with Kerry Robinson.
May 20 at 10:06am ·
Updated photos of Rock Creek Lake, taken this morning (5-20-17).







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Anything Goes / Re: PUP fish
« on: May 14, 2016, 11:04:21 AM »
3 men face felony charges in killing of endangered pupfish in Death Valley
Los Angeles Times‎
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pupfish-charges-20160513-snap-story.html

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By Times staff and wire reports Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has many dramatic vistas. But few are more awe-inspiring than firefall.

It's firefall season in the park, and that has attracted many photographers and others wishing to capture the scene.

The effect occurs when light from sunset hits the Horsetail Fall.

“It’s the way the sun happens to hit that causes the waterfall to glow,” Yosemite National Park Ranger Ashley Mayer told KTLA.

Here are some images posted on social media.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yosemite-stunning-firefall-draws-photographers-visitors-to-park-20160218-htmlstory.html



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Eastern Sierra Forum / Mountain bear hitchhikes ride to California dump
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:09:24 AM »
Mountain bear hitchhikes ride to California dump | Miami ...

http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article51196465.html
2 days ago - Officials tranquilized the bear and will release him back in the wild. ... When the call crackled across Fresno police radio, even officers were incredulous: ... Lake when a trash truck arrived and carried him down the hill, through Fresno and ... A few minutes later, the shot was fired and the bear was captured.

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Rock fall alters classic Yosemite Half Dome climbing route ...
www.upi.com/Top_News/.../Rock-fall...Yosemite.../3471436355830/
3 hours ago - A slab of rock, approximately 200 feet in length, fell off Yosemite National Park's popular Half Dome in California, altering the the classic ...


Rockfall - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/rockfall.htm
U.S. National Park Service
Massive piles of "talus" or rock debris at the base of Yosemite Valley's cliffs are reminders of these dramatic events. Natural processes like rockfall help to create ...

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Road Construction Notice
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:30:43 PM »
oh boy,,,,   i would not not to be the flagman at the bottom of the hill that has to tell folks that are arriving to the canyon that they have to sit and wait for 30 mins before heading up... oh dear!   

'are we there yet? .....   i have to go pottie!  ....    i am hungry! ......


30 minutes more for PIE  :eating:  :pie2:

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Anything Goes / Re: a morning giggle
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:26:33 PM »
Understanding how a woman's brain works:
Perhaps this little story will make it clear.
 
A woman went through a red traffic light and crashed into a man's car. Both of their cars are demolished but amazingly neither of them is hurt.

After they crawled out of their cars, the woman said; "Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days."

The man replied," I agree with you completely. This must be a sign from God!"

The woman continued, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished, but my bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune." Then she hands the bottle to the man.

The man nods his head in agreement, opens it, drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man.

The man asks, "Aren't you having any?"

She replies, "Nah. I think I'll just wait for the police."

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Anything Goes / Re: A little Humor
« on: May 09, 2013, 06:11:07 PM »
GOD LOVES DRUNK PEOPLE TOO

A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door.   The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!"

He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.    "No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"   "Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us?   I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!   God loves drunk people too.

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.
He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes back the answer.
"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.   "Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.
"Where are you?" asks the husband.
"Over here on the swing set," replied the drunk.

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Anything Goes / Re: A little Humor
« on: April 26, 2013, 06:53:37 AM »
 

 A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husband's temper.       

The Doctor asks: "What's the problem?             

 The woman says: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason, and it scares me."             

 The Doctor says: "I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he either leaves the room or goes to bed and falls asleep."             

  Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor, looking fresh and reborn.               

The woman says: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea!

Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that?"             

 The Doctor says: "The water itself does nothing. It's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick...."   

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Anything Goes / Re: A little Humor
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:58:03 PM »
THE WOODEN BALL
 
 
 An old man walks into the barbershop for a shave and a haircut, but he tells the barber he can't get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age.

The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells him to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.

When he's finished, the old man tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he's had in years. But he wanted to know what would have happened if he had swallowed that little ball.

The barber replied, "Just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does."

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Anything Goes / Re: A little Humor
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:56:36 PM »


The Louisiana State Police had received numerous reports of illegal cockfights being held in the area around Abbeville and had sent their famous Detective Boudreaux from Thibodeaux to investigate. Boudreaux promptly began his investigation and then reported to his Commander the next morning.

"Dey is tree main groups involve in dis rooster Fightin", he began.

"Good work! Who are they?" the Commander asked.

Boudreaux replied confidently, "De Texas Aggies, de local Cajuns, and de Mafia from N'awlins".

Puzzled, the Commander asked, "Now Boudreaux, how did you find all that out in one night?"

"Well," he replied, "I went down and done seen dat rooster fight in person. And I knowed immediately dat dem Aggies was involved when a Duck was entered in the fight."

The Commander nodded, "I'll buy that. But what about the others?"

Boudreaux nodded knowingly, "Well, I knowed de Cajuns was involved when sum body bet on de duck!"

"Ah, I see, I see....." sighed the Commander "And how did you figure the Mafia was involved?"

"De duck won."

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Anything Goes / A little Humor
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:53:54 PM »
Modern Technology

        I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.

        'This is the 21st century, old man,' he said.

        'We don't waste money on newspapers.  Here, you can borrow my IPod.'

        I can tell you, that fricken fly never knew what hit it...

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Eastern Sierra Forum / 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:14:52 PM »
Will you be there?  :fishing3: :fishing4:

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Strictly Media / Re: Just dreaming
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:40:28 AM »




snow sculpture

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Anything Goes / Re: rain
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:13:43 AM »
Quote
West Coast to get break from heavy rain, snow

(Reuters) - Northern California will get a break on Monday from severe weather that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in mountains before another storm arrives by Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecast.

A cold front that had brought heavy rain and snow and high winds that gusted to 150 mph at Mammoth Mountain in California had moved overnight into the central Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, the weather service said.

Winter storm warnings and advisories are in place for higher parts of the northern Rockies.

"Another system will begin impacting the West Coast on Tuesday bringing another round of significant precipitation to northern California and the Pacific Northwest," the weather service said.

"An additional 2-5 inches of rain is possible with the next round."

Flood warnings and advisories are in effect for parts of northern and central California and a small area of western Washington, it said.

From Tuesday afternoon through late Sunday, the West Coast storm system dropped 17.9 inches of rain on Sims, California, and 26 inches of snow at Mammoth Lakes.

In the Rockies, 46 inches of snow were recorded at Deadwood Summit, Idaho.

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Anything Goes / Re: People Of Walmart (Sexy And I Know It )
« on: December 02, 2012, 12:28:54 PM »
Don't know where that video was taken, don't care! Shut it down after one minute.
I think
I see some of them in Hemet Walmart

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Anything Goes / People Of Walmart (Sexy And I Know It )
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:53:15 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ghrDIQ-K8mg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ghrDIQ-K8mg</a>

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Anything Goes / Re: Morning Chuckles
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:32:53 PM »
Old Man And The Beaver

An 86-year-old man went to his doctor for his quarterly check-up...

The doctor asked him how he was feeling, and the 86-year-old said, "Things are great and I've never felt better. I now have a 20 year-old bride who is pregnant with my child. So what do you think about that Doc?"

The doctor considered his question for a minute and then began to tell a story.
"I have an older friend , much like you, who is an avid hunter and never misses a season.

One day he was setting off to go hunting. In a bit of a hurry , he accidentally picked up his
walking cane instead of his gun. As he neared a lake, he came across a very large male beaver sitting at the water's edge.

He realized he'd left his gun at home and so he couldn't shoot the magnificent creature.
Out of habit he raised his cane , aimed it at the animal as if it were his favorite hunting rifle and went 'bang, bang'.

"Miraculously, two shots rang out and the beaver fell over dead. Now, what do you think of that ?" asked the doctor.

The 86-year-old said , "Logic would strongly suggest that somebody else
pumped a couple of rounds into that beaver."

The doctor replied , "My point exactly."

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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Vintage photos of Rock Creek Lake
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:29:19 PM »

Unfortunately the place has been closed for quite a few years now.  Five or so years ago, there was talk about developing the site for residences and knocking the entire place down.  I'm not sure what has come of it.  Here's an overview of the plan from 2007...
Rock Creek subdivision gets a green light
http://mammothtimes.com/content/rock-creek-subdivision-gets-green-light



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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Guide to fish in the Eastern Sierras
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:44:34 PM »
This is the best guide I have ever seen.  Every lake from Lundy down in the eastern sierra.  Tells what fish you can expect to find and how to get to the lake.  Just thought I would share.  I am going to have to find me a good color printer. 

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/6/  Look for the PDF file for “Eastern Sierra Back Country Fishing Guide”.

Is it just Me
Can`t save to computer

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