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Peter

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 1, 2009 - 10:23am PT
Just saw this on the nps website:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/

01/04/2009

Curry Village Upper Pines Lower Pines North Pines Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the recent rockfall from Ahwiyah Point near Half Dome on March 28 Curry Village and all Pines Campgrounds will remain closed until the risk of additional rockfall can be assessed. Visitors with existing reservations will receive priority at the remaining Valley campsites - Yellow Pines and Camp 4. All trails and climbing in the area are off-limits until further notice.

squishy

Mountain climber
sacramento
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:27am PT
Plenty of people are pissed, I woke up in the valley this morning and they were packing everyone up and making them move...We just left the valley because it was too much bullshit fighting with turons for a new space...good luck out there...
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:31am PT
NNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!







I had PLANS!






MY BIRTHDAY WITH MY WIFE!







NNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!
kc

Trad climber
lg, ca
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:36am PT
Rokjox--check the date. And check the site, which makes no mention of Peter's 'news'. Happy Birthday.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:39am PT
It's sad that the most important rock climbing area on the planet has such a horrendous camping situation. Even with every venue open, the camping restrictions and the overall ambience fall far short of meeting climber's needs. That said, the NPS has their hands full trying to deal with overwhelming demand. 33 million people within easy driving distance doesn't help.
yardonthis

Trad climber
sf, ca
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:40am PT
News from the valley - closures confirmed

Rangers turfed the tour-ons out this morning. Everyone had to pack their sh*t and move on. Camp 4 is full of massive wallymart tents and propane lamps. Bernie from the Mountain Shop has set up a booth in the Cafeteria next to the Cappuccino machine . What a disaster.
Delhi Dog

Trad climber
Good Question...
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:44am PT
Knott to change the subject or drift too far, but how is the run-off looking?

DD
Peter

Trad climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2009 - 10:57am PT
Looks like it's gonna get worse...

http://www.nps.gov/yose/


01/04/2009

Yosemite Park To Close Until Further Notice

Preliminary analysis of the recent rockfall from Ahwiyah Point near Half Dome on March 28 indicates a high probability of further rockfall from numerous locations in the Valley. All access to the park will remain restricted until further notice. The guided train tours will resume once proper armored roofing has been installed. All safety personnel and park employees must wear approved hard hats at all times.

couchmaster

climber
Apr 1, 2009 - 11:01am PT
Jim said "It's sad that the most important rock climbing area on the planet has such a horrendous camping situation. Even with every venue open, the camping restrictions and the overall ambience fall far short of meeting climber's needs. That said, the NPS has their hands full trying to deal with overwhelming demand. 33 million people within easy driving distance doesn't help.

True, but it's folks coming from distance that get hosed. [jealous rant] Those damn Californians are blessed with sooooo much beautiful and solid rock outside of the valley. One can go to Kings canyon, Hetch Hetchy, Lost World to avoid the crowd of 60,000 on the weekend if one chooses........[/jealous rant right here]

ps, April fools Peter! Ha ha, nice timing.
Delhi Dog

Trad climber
Good Question...
Apr 1, 2009 - 11:01am PT
..."how is the run-off looking?"
Liquid helmets required?

DD
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 1, 2009 - 11:28am PT
Hehehehe - Rox got punked. Heheheh

I wonder what's going on over at Google.
billygoat

climber
3hrs to El Cap Meadow, 1.25hrs Pinns, 42min Castle
Apr 1, 2009 - 11:32am PT
Automated email from google.
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Apr 1, 2009 - 11:55am PT
On hold with DNC right now, got to confirm the Awahanee for 4/10 and tent cabin in June.


Jody's evil twin
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Apr 1, 2009 - 12:03pm PT
Greg Bear fans will know the Hammer of God shall fall first in Yosemite, and come in the form of rock fall.

Watch the end of all things form Glacier Point. Slim Pickens style????

Nawmean?

DMT
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Apr 1, 2009 - 01:22pm PT
Gave up after thirty minutes, about to try again.



Jody's evil twin
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Apr 1, 2009 - 02:50pm PT
In worse news

Wur all gunna die!!!
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Apr 1, 2009 - 09:16pm PT
Hey yardonthat;

your email is failing.
Peter

Trad climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2009 - 09:33pm PT
Yardonthis is an old (defunct) email address belonging to me. Sorry for any anguish I may have caused.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Apr 1, 2009 - 09:35pm PT
Anguish? I ripped my eyes out! My reply was REJECTED by an EMAIL SERVER.



You OWE me for that.
Peter

Trad climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2009 - 09:37pm PT
When are you going to be in the valley? I'll be there next week - maybe we can reminisce about the good old times we've had on Supertopo.
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