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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:56 AM

The Most Beautiful Video of Yosemite Ever Made

The Most Beautiful Video of Yosemite Ever Made

Nothing beats the escapism of watching a gorgeous nature video in full-screen HD. The latest episode of Yosemite Nature Notes hits the spot; 30 photographers tell the story of a day in the life of the park from different perspectives on June 26, 2012. There's a park ranger and his horse named Clint. There's a hiker who has traveled hundreds of miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, stopping to pick up a package at the Tuolumne Meadows post office.

Best of all, a team of expert hang gliders with helmet cams take to the air, soaring over valleys (accompanied by the obligatory dubstep soundtrack). The series is directed by a former park ranger, Steve Bumgardner, aka Yosemite Steve, who discussed the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here. Don't miss this earlier episode, in which astronomers and photographers capture the night skies over the park.

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #1
wiggs Feb 2013 #2
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #3
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #4
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #5
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #6
Tikki Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #8

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:12 AM

1. Enjoyed that

Thanks for posting.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:43 AM

2. Moving. Good way to start the day! nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:26 AM

3. I used to live and work on the east side of Yosemite

at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. This video brings back many memories of awesome things I saw. Thanks for posting.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:27 AM

4. Was not too awful far from there, Ridgecrest

Used to go to Lone Pine a lot.

Beautiful areas there that I so miss.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:41 AM

5. I had one of my "bucket-list pays almost nothing jobs" for the ski area

We shot video to promote the mountain, also training videos and video of ski accident scenes. Learned a lot about hot springs, that funky glass box ski lift at June, coyotes and did the best powder skiing of my life.

Spent quite a few hours on 395, listening to cassette tapes -- Big Pine, Lone Pine, Manzanar. Some of the other video crew guys knew all the spots where they shot Westerns along 395. For me, the road always reminds me of "Thelma & Louise" and the motel parking lot scenes from "Wild at Heart."

There was a coyote that would sit right in the middle of mountain on a peak below mid-chalet. She would stare as if meditating, into the distance, motionless as 30,000 Californians skied around her peak. She looked very wise and timeless and we named her "Yoda" (like coy-YOTE).

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:46 AM

6. Had a coyote in Ridgecrest

That would walk down the middle of our street every night at about 2am, not a care in the world. Like clockwork.

I grew up in the midwest and being out there in the desert was one of the happiest times of my life.

The 395 holds a lot of memories for me. Such a beautiful drive. The mountains and desert, watching storms roll in over the Sierra Nevadas. Driving up to Kennedy meadows and Lake Isabella.

Hope to go back there someday - always said when I retire I want to do so in Lone Pine or Bishop.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:55 AM

7. Beautiful....

I love the West....



Tikki

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:01 AM

8. Lovely

Thanks

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