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What's Up, Up Here? May 2 - May 9

May 6, 2013

The Whitmore Pool in 1941. Photo/Submitted

Yosemite road updates: Park spokesperson Kari Cobb says it’s official: The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season Friday, May 3, at noon. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, but no running water. There is no projected opening datefor the Bridalveil Creek Campground. Meanwhile, the Tioga Roadis officially, tentatively scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, May 11. …

Yes, you CAN see Mt. Andrea Lawrencefrom Parallax, to which attendees at last Friday’s Andrea Lawrence Award Dinnercan attest. By the way, organizers honored Karen Ferrell-Ingramwith this year’s award, while celebrating the naming of the distant peak. …

May is National Chamber Music Month. …

On April 30, 1990, the first of more than a million ultra-low-flow toiletswere installed in Los Angelesto conserve water for Mono Lake. …

From the Birthday Files: Cindy Kamler, Cleland Hoff, Jim Hess, and, celebrating No. 20, the World Wide Web. …

From Chamber Prez Jack Copeland, this entreaty to John Urdiand Mammoth Lakes Tourism, via the Chamber membership: “The Chamber Board and I would like to join forces with Mammoth Lakes Tourism for the benefit of businesses, the community, and our visitors. This is the direction we are pursuing.” …

The Eastern Sierra ATV & UTV Jamboreeis just around the corner, so rev ‘em up! California’s only ATV & UTV Jamboree is happening June 11-15. It’s four days of guided trail rides into and through our hills and dales. …

Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue is having another adoption daySaturday, May 4 at the Home Showin Bishop, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At this writing, the outfit was still looking for volunteers to transport the hounds from the shelter and to handle a dog at the event. They need one person per dog, and  can only bring as many dogs as we have volunteers. Call or email Nancy if you can handle, transport or both. Phone is 760-920-0006; email is nlhardy@verizon.net. …

The two-wheelers of the June 15 M2Badded a new stop at McGee Creek. It will have a “Klean Kanteen” hydration station and baked goods from the new East Side Bakery. More details to come about this stop. …

Wilderness as cure, once again: This spring, participants on six climbsof Mt. Whitneyraised over $250,000 for Big City Mountaineersto help transform the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions. …

Woot! Joining ski speedsters Steve Nymanand Mammoth’s Stacey Cookat this Memorial Day’s speed campon Mammoth Mountainis Marco Sullivan—the great World Cupalpine ski racer from Squaw Valley, who competes primarily in downhilland Super G. Sullivan competed in the 2002and 2010 Winter Olympics, and four World Championships, and that makes this speed camp just about the best ever, don’t it? …

The Footloosewomen’s road ride series began yesterday, May 1. Here’s the deal: Every Wednesday, meet up at Whitmore Pool. Guided ride, mini-clinics and tips until 11, then wait a week and do it again! …

Plowing began Wednesday to the Postpile. Plows cleared one lane up to Minaret Vista. There’s still two-to-three feet of snow up there, but it’s melting fast. If you’re hiking anywhere along the roadway to the Vista, be careful and watch for plows and heavy equipment. …

Monster Trout Alert! Four whoppersweighing in at over 10 pounds were caught at Lower Twin Lakesin Bridgeport on Opening Day Weekend. The California state record brown trout of 26.8 pounds was caught out of this same lake in 1987, just sayin’ …

New (much) lower rates for the Mammoth Times E-edition, just so’s you know. The paperless option, in PDF format, includes all editorial, display advertising and classified/legal advertising, and is easily printable. It is now one week, $0.50; one month, $2: six months, $12; and 12 months, $24. Details at 

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