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Old 05-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #1
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Yosemite

How many here used to camp Yosemite BITD, back when it had some really cool stuff going on, like the Fire Fall. As a kid growing up in the bay area in the early 60's, every summer Dad would pack us up and pitch camp at Yosemite, FOR THE SUMMER, yee haw. He would get up and go to work from the tent while Mom stayed with us 6 kids. I remember looking in the river and seeing a rock that looked about 2' across, stick your head in the water with a mask and see that rock is huge and 40' deep. Clearest water I can remember. Wildlife roaming the campsites every night, including bears. I spent a couple days there in the late 70's sky diving off Half Dome and could already notice the change. I hear it's nothing like I remember now. I wanted to take my daughter there and to see the giant Sequoias. Like to get a pic of the bus coming through a sequoia, but the tunnels aren't that big.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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IDK about back in the good old days, although I’ve heard the stories. It’s still just absolutely stunning, just really crowded in the parking lots. That valley is still amazing and worth seeing. No firefalls. Water is still crystal clear.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #3
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Definitely on my list of places to go. Wyoming is such a beautiful state in general.
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Definitely on my list of places to go. Wyoming is such a beautiful state in general.
Yosemite is in Calif.
You're thinking of Yellowstone which is in Wy., Mt. and Id.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:42 PM   #5
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Yosemite is in Calif.
You're thinking of Yellowstone which is in Wy., Mt. and Id.
Ha yeah, my bad. Long day.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:45 PM   #6
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Ha yeah, my bad. Long day.
Where's Jellystone Park, Boo-Boo..?
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OK, Quiz Time!Where's Jellystone Park, Boo-Boo..?
Golden Valley, N.C.
There are actually 3 of them in the area.
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Golden Valley, N.C.
There are actually 3 of them in the area.
'Course, since you knew which member of the Republic within which Yosemite resides, I wasn't actually addressing you..!
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My wife's grandfather used to be the minister at the chapel in Yosemite Valley. For years he was the person who called "let the fire fall". This was Way BITD- late 40s-1950s. Like Danjo said, way crowded now, but still amazing. "Let the skoolie roll"
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Golden Valley, N.C.
There are actually 3 of them in the area.
Yeah! Our church group used to go there, and there's also one near Castle Rock, Colorado.


I loved going to Jellystone in the summer.
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