Yosemite Claims 18th Casualty of 2011

September 5, 2011 – Yosemite’s 750,000 wild acres draw 4-million visitors in a typical year so its probably a wonder that more people don’t die than the 18 that have died so far this year. The 18th was a 69-year-old hiker who died in his tent of apparent natural causes. The five previous were very…

Wawona Hotel Fountain Refurbished

September 8, 2011 – It took 90 years but the signature stone fountain in front of the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite has been restored. Long in need of repair the fountain sat for years with a tarp cover. A smaller fountain in the same style graced the entrance to the former Thomas Hill Studio which…