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See you next Season!

September 22, 2012 Posted by: Mather District Interpretive Staff

See you next season!

Willow in the high country showing the beginning of fall colors.

Dwarf Bilberry showing some fall colors of the high country near Mono Pass
Photos: A willow shrub (top) and Dwarf Bilberry (bottom) showing some fall colors of the high country near Mono Pass

September 17, 2012
Thank you to all of you who have followed our High Country Notebook for its inaugural season. This will be our last post until the summer of 2013. As the temperatures are dropping, marmots and Belding ground squirrels are entering into their hibernation, and the deer are beginning to head for lower ground, we too are heading down, to return next year when the snow melts and the pass opens for another glorious summer in the high country. I hope you will all join us again next summer. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on the high country through the "Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report;" a blog written by the winter rangers living in the high country during the quiet winter season.

Thank you and we hope to see you next summer.


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  1. Veronica - Tarzana, Ca
    September 23, 2012 at 05:00

    Just returned from 4 wonderful days. Thanks for posting photos of those bushes. Now I know what's in my photographs of the meadows!! (I think)

  2. Dennis - Boaz, Ky
    September 23, 2012 at 04:40

    Really in joyed this seasons postings, and look forward to winter and next year. Keep up the great work.

 

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