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Tour Yosemite Falls Trail

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


Photo by Carl Bidleman

– Doug McConnell
Spring is bursting all around northern and central California. It hasn’t been the wettest of winters, but we’ve had more rain near the coast and more snow in Sierra Nevada this year than last, and that’s good. We still have time for more, and I hope we get it.

As the days grow gradually longer and warmer, the snow will begin to melt in the Sierra high country, and gravity will start pulling the water down through the canyons and off the sheer granite cliffs of Yosemite National Park. The fabled waterfalls of Yosemite will surge to life, and the most famous of them all is now more accessible to all of us than ever before.

Check out our tour of the new Yosemite Falls Trail. You’ll be inspired to go and, I hope, support the work of the Yosemite Fund. By the way, once you’ve looked at the story about the trail, take a moment to see some of our other pieces about Yosemite and the people who know it best, for example: Yosemite’s Half Dome Trek, Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite’s Ansel Adams. Then hit the road and soak up a little flying aquatic majesty.

Here we go.

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

— Doug McConnell

Well, this is the day we start the Road Blog here at OpenRoad.TV, and I realize that this presents a tremendous opportunity, a lot of freedom and a real sense of responsibility.

We want to have fun with this, and we will.

We can blog about anything we feel like in any medium at our disposal, and we will.

But if we’re serious about striking up a conversation about exploring and caring for our backyard here in the West, we’ve got to be serious about stimulating and sustaining it and making it worthwhile for everyone, and that takes a lot of attention every day. So, although we’re looking forward to this conversational journey, we had to make sure that we were ready for it before starting out. Turns out, we are and off we go. We hope you join us for the ride.

“Us” in this case starts with the people in this photo:

OpenRoad.TV Crew

Carl Bidleman, Paul Schoos, M’Gee Johnston, me, Doug McConnell, & Jim Wirth. Though I’ll be the ringleader of this, the entire OpenRoad.TV crew will weigh in regularly. Everybody who knows me realizes that I’m pretty restless, have an aversion to (more…)