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Do you remember the first time you pulled up to the entrance station to enter Yosemite? All of the ideas running through your mind of what may be in store during your trip here; the stories you had heard and the experiences you had planned mingling together to form some fantastic vision of what may be to come? Entering Yosemite for the first time can be a memorable experience, and one to treasure.

Even if you encounter traffic on your way in to and out of the park (which you will if you plan to come during peak season), take a moment to appreciate our hard-working entrance station rangers, who welcome over five million people into Yosemite annually, providing cordial, efficient education and introduction to each new face that passes through our gates from dawn to dusk 365 days per year.

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Do you remember the first time you pulled up to the entrance station to enter Yosemite? All of the ideas running through your mind of what may be in store during your trip here; the stories you had heard and the experiences you had planned mingling together to form some fantastic vision of what may be to come? Entering Yosemite for the first time can be a memorable experience, and one to treasure.

Even if you encounter traffic on your way in to and out of the park (which you will if you plan to come during peak season), take a moment to appreciate our hard-working entrance station rangers, who welcome over five million people into Yosemite annually, providing cordial, efficient education and introduction to each new face that passes through our gates from dawn to dusk 365 days per year. 

Thanks, entrance station rangers! We couldnt do it without you.

 

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The first time I entered Yosemite National Park was with my family in 1964. I was 12 years old and we were living in NY at the time. I don't remember much in the way of traffic. We didn't need advanced reservations and there were plenty of campsites in which to pitch our tent. We could drive our car anywhere in the park, including Mariposa Grove. We drove the family station wagon through the tunnel tree (tree fell in 1969) and watched the Fire Fall from Glacier Point while sitting in Camp Curry. The Fire Fall was discontinued in 1968. Times have sure changed. I'm forever grateful for those unique, unforgettable memories.

Me and my brother Jeff pulled up around midnight, we just HAD to drive in the first day we got there and couldn't wait till the morning. We couldn't see anything but silhouettes and hear the sounds of waterfalls and rushing water. It was the beginning of an amazing week we will never forget, we did it all over the year after with another brother. I hope to come back again soon, it's been too long.

Entered south entrance via highway 41 after dark...very slow scary drive in. After arriving to Half Dome Village...so dark it was very difficult to find our cabin. When we woke up in morning and walked out...WOW! Unbelievable beauty surrounding us...with half dome in full view. Our few days there were amazing..hope to return again some day ❤️❤️

I remember...
I had no idea just how beautiful it would be. I should have, all of our national parks are stunning! Particularly remember eating a picnic lunch of sorts, at a table on the patio of the Majestic Yosemite Lodge (previously known as The Ahwahnee Lodge). A perfect, beautiful fall day 💞

I've been to Yosemite four times. The first time with my hubby in 1990. He passed away about a year later and each time I've been there since, I get tears in my eyes when I emerge from the tunnel and see the view. It's a very special place in it's own but more special now to me.

I think the best part of my Yosemite experience was that I never saw a single photograph of Yosemite; I was new to the country and fortunately for me, my mom's friend was a doctor and avid naturalist. He loaded us up in his Volkswagen and our introduction to Yosemite arrived. We drove in at night and in the morning, we awoke to the Giants of El Capitan, half dome, the three brothers, sentinel... mesmerizing. I was thinking about this last night actually...how it's rare these days not to see a photograph or video of a place we've never seen before with our own eyes. I'm sure glad I met Yosemite without any expectations or reservations. Marvelous first encounter.

Remember it very clearly.. it was very early in the morning on a June day, probably 6am. No cars, a few people here or there hiking. Nothing but the sound of the wind blowing into the car and the smell of fresh pine, as my best friend and I drove up Hwy. 41. Driving over Bishop Creek and Grouse Creek, hearing and seeing the faint leftover of snowmelt dropping down the granite walls.

And exiting the tunnel, reaching the Tunnel View area. We both just could not stop saying "oh my God..."

Good memories. We were both 20, our first road trip. So yeah, very awesome memories.

The thing that is seared into my memory is the incredible smell - the beautiful, overwhelming scent of pine. I don’t know if I’ll ever experience anything I love more than Yosemite National Park!

I can't imagine being upset sitting in a line while in Yosemite. There is so much to see, even when sitting motionless in a car. The way the moss hangs on the trunks of some of the trees, the sight of squirrels foraging for food, the motion of the leaves, the small little flowers that you can't see as you zip by.

I remember it clearly because as soon as we pulled into the park entrance a beautiful big deer ran out in front of us. It was almost like a welcoming to beautiful nature that awaited us.

There is a corner as you travel down into Yosemite Valley and when you go around it, Half Dome comes into view like a perfect picture. If you are driving, you might crash - but if you are, it's only for an instant, but it's awesome!

My first visit was with my husband as newlyweds..50 years ago. We had a pup tent purchased with Blue Chip stamps. There were regular trash cans with lids..no bear proof ones & no bear lockers. Every night was an adventure..little sleep listening to the bears moving from campsite to campsite rummaging around for food. We've been every year since & sometimes 4x's a year. I still cry when I arrive & cry when I leave..it is always the most breathtaking experience..no words can describe coming thru the tunnel!

I will never forget my first trip. My husband had visited several tines so he made my first trip memorable. It was in the early spring and his family had rented a cabin on the Wawona side. We arrived and then unpacked and my husband drove us into the valley but before we went thru the tunnel he made me close my eyes and after he parked he led my to the overlook and pointed me in the right direction and when I opened my eyes I was amazed are the grandeur. I will never forget that as long as I live.

I’ll never forgot how I planned my trip to Yosemite.... I did the trail challenges on Fitbit and decided I wanted to go. One night on a whim I booked a trip. I’ll never forgot the black canyon walls on the drive in. It was a teaser for what was about to come! Unforgivable beauty!!! The water falls, the mountains, and wildlife. I’ll never forget my trip! So much I wasn’t able to do in a weeks time. I’ll be back! I left my heart in Yosemite!

The end of April, 1987. Entering the park with my crew, in a van, embarking on a season with a CCC Backcountry Trail Crew. Spent the entire summer living and working at Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, and Vogelsang. A life changing summer.

Every visit is filled with anticipation, for what we may see and the memories we will make.
Our most recent visit was just a 'drive through' last Monday when Tioga Pass opened and we happened to be at Tahoe for the weekend. Very long way back to the Bay Area but totally worth it ❤️❤️

Just coming into view from the tunnel, seeing the Falls and El Capitan. And just after Washburn Point, rounding the corner and seeing Halfdome in all its glory!!

I live in the San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite is in our backyard. I don’t remember my first visit but it’s a regular day trip we take and every time is memorable.

I cannot remember my first time, because I am lucky enough to live close and have visited the park countless times throughout my life. However, one of my favorite things is when a friend from out of the area visits, and I get to take them to Yosemite for the first time. No one's ever been disappointed. :-)

We come through from the other side of Tioga pass no one at the gates, real anticipation of what was ahead. WOW mouth dropping open all the way through. Me and hubby come from beautiful New Zealand but Yosemite National Park certainly opened our eyes that there are just as beautiful places around the world as well.

I think I was 11 or 12 years old, 1971or 72 in the back of my dad's Chevy van. It was the most beautiful place I'd ever seen, Then we got into the valley, OMG It felt so peaceful. Everytime I go back I get excited!! I know that the mountains are calling and I must go. Just spent a week there last week as a matter of fact. I'm renewed and refreshed by my visit hiking the trails. Can't wait to get back and do it all over again ❤️🏞️😘

I remember that day perfectly, September 2, 2007. I had been there as a toddler, but remember it vaguely. Other than the beauty of the park, it was the smell, especially early in the morning that I love so much. It’s the first place we took our son and the first place we will take our daughter.

About 10 or so years ago was my first trip to Yosemite. My brother Rod Lamkey and I stayed near Curry Village. I remember both of us being almost hypnotized as we saw Half Dome in the distance. Then, I lived in Chicago. Now, I live about a 2 hour drive away.

When I first started going to this beautiful part of California, there was only 1 ticket station open. I love going at the end of September/first of October when the colors are oranges, yellows, greens, some purples, etc. Fall Colors !!!

First there in 1974 as an 8 year old if I remember my facts correctly. Stayed in housekeeping and played in the river (late summer and low water). It has never lost it's magic for me. I am still mesmerized each time we pull in. My favorite place on earth. <3

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What are some of your favorite sounds of nature? Turn up your volume and you just might hear the sounds of this white-headed woodpecker as it forages for food in the bark of a ponderosa pine. ...

 

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My favorite bird sound I only hear high up in Yosemite and Seqouia. I don't know what kind of bird it is though!

Wind blowing between trees and water running down a mountain stream

We quite enjoyed listening to a frog on our hike in the Wasatch Mountains today.

Whenever I hear Blue Jays it reminds me of mornings in the valley

My favorite sound is the wrestling of quaking aspen leaves

Few days ago in Yosemite Valley 🙂

Being able to hear nothing but the wind is so incredibly serene and calming for me. I love the occasional call from a Raven flying overhead as well. Just perfect.

Oh, I LOVE the cacophony of Stellar blue jays!!! That is the sound most likely to bring up a flood of memories about growing up backpacking with my family in Yosemite!! Also, my first job in 1979 was as a maid in Curry Village and the Jays would scream at you all day as you worked from one tent cabin to the next!! Ah...Good times!!!

Bird sounds, wind through the trees.....

Listening to Owls, Loons, Wolves and Geese.....anything really.

All the various types of birds chirping. Leaves rustling. The ocean. And I’ve always loved the sound of branches creaking in the wind

We had a Woody woodpecker right in our mountain view CA backyard, in the heart of silicon valley, a mile from Google headquarters--- earlier this year. He/ she became my alarm clock and I woke up with a joyous smile each morning.

Rachelle Hume remember this?

The woodpeckers and the cackling calls of the ravens!

Then....the breezes thru the trees.....👍🏼🍷❤️

My favorite sound is the rushing river

Waves crashing on the beach ❤

"Pandora Pine?"
Sounds delicious!

Carrie, I know you know this sound, huh!!!

Love the sound of woodpeckers

Looks like a female. ♥

There’s your woodpecker Jodie Home.

hermit thrush

Cheryll Snow

Mark Emmerson Balingit

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We're expecting a busy holiday weekend! Arrive before mid-morning to avoid delays. We're also expecting showers and cool temperatures this weekend. Showers can lead to snow at higher elevations, lightning, and slick rock. Check the weather forecast at go.nps.gov/wxmap and road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1).

If clouds move in while you are out—especially in areas near or above tree line—including popular summits like Sentinel Dome, Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and all peaks and ridges surrounding Tuolumne Meadows—be prepared to turn around and descend to lower elevation. With precipitation, areas of open granite can quickly become surprisingly slick and treacherous. Bring extra layers, including rain gear.

One last word of caution: Yosemite’s streams and rivers are swift and cold, and, with changing weather, they can rise unexpectedly. The best way to keep a safe distance from running water is to stay on the trail. ...

Were expecting a busy holiday weekend! Arrive before mid-morning to avoid delays. Were also expecting showers and cool temperatures this weekend. Showers can lead to snow at higher elevations, lightning, and slick rock. Check the weather forecast at go.nps.gov/wxmap and road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1).

If clouds move in while you are out—especially in areas near or above tree line—including popular summits like Sentinel Dome, Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and all peaks and ridges surrounding Tuolumne Meadows—be prepared to turn around and descend to lower elevation. With precipitation, areas of open granite can quickly become surprisingly slick and treacherous. Bring extra layers, including rain gear. 

 One last word of caution: Yosemite’s streams and rivers are swift and cold, and, with changing weather, they can rise unexpectedly. The best way to keep a safe distance from running water is to stay on the trail.

 

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Looking forward to the better weather, and to revisit clouds rest.

For those who can’t arrive early morning, is there a best time to arrive in the evening after traffic calms down? After 4pm? After 6pm?

I hope everyone practices good common sense!!

What are the chances Tuolumne Meadows campground will open before July 15th? !

Anyone have any suggestions on where to stay? I am looking for a decent place that will not break the bank. Doesn't have to be a hotel. A VRBO or Air Bnb would work.

The weekend after memorial day is best. Before kids are out of school. Weather is good, falls are running....wildflowers blooming....💕

I remember this place a lot!!! beautiful!!!

Some of the trails are covered in running water!
Lol!

The one thing i consistenly told visitors during my time in yosemite is never ever visit memorial day weekend. There was never any shortage of visitors any people who heeded my advice had much better experiences

I am in the RedWoods.

Stop the major traffic bull crap. Walk or bike into the park... John Muir would not approve of all the roads and traffic.

Nice photo! Was it taken along Glacier Point Road?

See you in two weeks my beloved Yosemite!!

Make Yosemite great again...

My favorite park! 😊

🤗

Dave Boylan

Timillia

Anne Gruber

Ralanda Germany Greer Donald Greer

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"And from the eastern boundary of this vast golden flower-bed rose the mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city.... Then it seemed to me that the Sierra should be called, not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the Range of Light. And after ten years of wandering and wondering in the heart of it, rejoicing in its glorious floods of light, the white beams of the morning streaming through the passes, the noonday radiance on the crystal rocks, the flush of the alpenglow, and the irised spray of countless waterfalls:
It still seems above all others the Range of Light."

— John Muir, 'The Yosemite', chapter 1. ...

And from the eastern boundary of this vast golden flower-bed rose the mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city.... Then it seemed to me that the Sierra should be called, not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the Range of Light. And after ten years of wandering and wondering in the heart of it, rejoicing in its glorious floods of light, the white beams of the morning streaming through the passes, the noonday radiance on the crystal rocks, the flush of the alpenglow, and the irised spray of countless waterfalls:
It still seems above all others the Range of Light.

— John Muir, The Yosemite, chapter 1.

 

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My son is a Ranger in Yosemite and I live in the Sierras. I'm heading into Yosemite first week of June. It has been our "church" since my boy was a little guy. John Muir had it right. "It still seems above all others the Range of Light."

One of the high lights in my life was hiking the high Sierra Camps. You start off at Tuolemme Meadows camp ground and hike to the next camp (only with reservations ahead of time). You stay in tent cabins. Breakfast and dinner is provided and for a fee they will provide a packed lunch. Then off to the next camp. Hikes are not guided so you are on your own to follow the John Muir trail. All the food provided is brought in by pack mules. It was a once in a lifetime glorious experience.

Here's a photo of the hail coming down yesterday:

Yosemite...God's holy presence abounds around all of his spectacular creation.

Que belleza y estar a qui es impresionante bueno para los que nos gusta la naturaleza.
Paty Coro Fernando Garcia gracias por la invitación 😂😂😂

That was quite the storm today as we left Yosemite. Rain, lightning, and hail! :) But we saw a mama bear and 3 cubs, so that made the trip. :)

Yosemite spoilt our family on Tuesday

I love all of the Sierra's, they are magnificent majestic mountains... Even on the Big Pine side of the Eastern Sierra

A true poet. His words express things so beautifully.

I never tire of reading Muir's descriptions.

Let’s not forget his choice quotes about the rightful inhabitants of the valley.

And here are the bear:

Very cool Yosemite National Park! Is Tioga rd currently open with the recent storm? We are currently driving from the coast and plan to go over Tioga pass to Bishop.

Let us celebrate John Muir. And always Yosemite

John Muir is THE MAN!!!

...Muir had the vision, "ken" as it is known 😉

Epic!

Such a spectacular place

Every word is true

Yes

5 more days!

I ♥️ Yosemite

Light <3

Loved The Yosemite. Thanks to Ella Ackerman for lending it to me.

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy 15 seconds of the Merced River (at Superintendent's Bridge). ...

 

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I got some thunder in this one from this weekend.

From this last weekend.

Blodget Canyon, Hamilton, MT

Can't wait to see it in about 2 weeks! <3 My happiest place on earth!

Dose anyone know if camp 4 is open

Vernal Fall in the rainstorm on Monday!

can you please give us 30 minutes of this? It's wonderful...

Thank you. Where is Superintendent’s Bridge?

Funny how running water and camp flames will mesmerize and lull the stress right out a person...

It's been almost a year that I was there to do this. Waterfalls and streams were beautiful in 2017

My husband, my self and our girls used to camp on this River. It is a beautiful area. Love our family time there. ⛺⛺⛺

Oh I miss Yosemite. Spent every Memorial Day weekend there from when I was a kid until I was 21 years old!!

Nothing like the sound of a river running 😍😍👍

Ok, this worked. Thank you, been a rough day

Can’t wait until June when I will be able to hear this for a week!

I had a campsite last year, just off the flowing river in Wawona Campground in Yosemite National Park. What a wonderful sound to fall to sleep too. Looking forward to a return trip.

I used to go swimming in that river.

Thank you for posting this!

I especially like the little tree sprouting up through the river! 🤪

Been there, walking along barefoot in the Fall...wondrous place..

Could sit for a long time just listening to rushing water!

haven't heard this beautiful sound since I moved from CA to MI 2 years ago. Thank you Merced River.......

Sean Crow we should go somewhere up north with these kinds of Rivers please

Loved putting my dusty feet in after a long treck

Tamia Schumann, doesn't this sound nice?

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On going dismantling of steel facade.

Dismantling is necessary as it poses danger and safety issues.

There will be temporary closure of some parts of our sidewalk.

Please bear with us. ...

On going dismantling of steel facade.

Dismantling is necessary as it poses danger and safety issues.

There will be temporary closure of some parts of our sidewalk. 

Please bear with us.Image attachment

 

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Nc..

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On going Hallway (Including ceiling and common area doors) Repainting Works at Anaheim Towers 1 and 2.

Project is set to repaint ALL hallways of ALL towers. ...

 

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Hi, kailan ninyo po gawin sa Glenhaven 14F po. Im waiting ulmost 3yrs. Na po that will fix it. Thank you

Nice! Hope they change the vinyl tiles also para malinis na tingnan!

Very good!!! Kelan ang schedule ng fairfax? Pati ang flooring isama nyo na dahil tanggal na rin ang mga Vinyl ....

Wow about time 😎🙌🏼👍👏🏻

Good news!

Good. About time

how about Henessy???

good job, hope you will continue repairing,repainting hallways of all Towers. Please consider also of repainting all of our roofs and tower buildings itself. most of the paints are already faded.keep it up and again, good job.

Dianne Cielo

Lahat po ng towers ay nkaplan na irepaint.nkaprogram na po yan. Ung vinyl per floor is also under repairs.also lobby upgrade.with your support magagawa po yan.

Finally! The hallways are no longer presentable and good on the eyesight. It’s about time it has to be done. 🤗

Kelan kaya ang schedule ng Fairfax 1? Mag replace din ba ng vinyl tiles?

Yey! Thanks! The doors are include also ?

Hope you will also do el dorado. Saka i think its time to change the vinyl tiles. Thanks!

Wow.. nice keep it up 👍🏻👍🏻

Suggest ko lang mas maganda tingnan pag ang hallway walang nakikitang doormat.

Great! I hope they'll also do that with Fairfax. Pansin ko lang, sa lahat ng Towers, parang Fairfax ang napabayaan. Lobby palang, jusko.

How about FairFax 1,2 and 3?

Admin- base on residents input, assess nyo ano dapat unahin..

Not sure kung feasible para mas presentable naman - tiles and a modern designed walls. And for transparency, please include the project cost on all future projects

Its about time. Sana tuloy-tuloy na.

Pati yung ilaw papalitan po ?

Hi Engr. Jeff! Glad to know that you are undertaking a facelift for the common areas of all the towers.
Since Glenhaven Tower 1 is the very first tower I noticed it is the one that needs the most renovation eapecially the lobby and the hallways. The furniture and the layout of our lobby was most neglected and overlooked. Hope you give all tower lobbies a presentable look befitting the image of CGS. Thank you very much.

assn dues are working 😜😛

This is great!

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Moro moro na naman. May update ba kayo sa boom ng parking? Kailan ba ma activate ang “white elephant” na ito? Sayang lang pera. Haisst

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