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Main cascade of Carlon Falls, about 4m in height. Carlon Falls waterfall is fairly small by the standards of Yosemite, but fed by the South Fork of the Tuolumne, it is large enough to run year-round. The 2km trail is relatively hidden, located in Stalislaus National Forest before crossing the park boundary. However it is a favorite of locals, who like to swim in the many pools around the falls.
Yosemite National Park, Buck Meadows, California

Tags:   Carlon Falls Yosemite National Park waterfall

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This 13m waterfall is fairly small by the standards of Yosemite, but fed by the South Fork of the Tuolumne, it is large enough to run year-round. The 2km trail is relatively hidden, located in Stalislaus National Forest before crossing the park boundary. However it is a favorite of locals, who like to swim in the many pools around the falls.
Yosemite National Park, Buck Meadows, California

Tags:   Carlon Falls Yosemite National Park waterfall

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The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest wildfire in the history of the Sierra Nevada. Started by the illegal campfire of a hunter nearby on August 17, the fire quickly reached a massive conflagration that consumed 1,041.31 km^2 of forest, threatening Giant Sequoia groves and the Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir for San Francisco in Yosemite National Park. Several famed campsites, including Camp Mather, were damaged or destroyed. Finally the fire was controlled with a force of 5000 firefighters and $127 million. Several nearby towns, including Groveland, Big Oak Flat, Sonora, Coulterville , and Mariposa , already badly hurt financially when the 2013 Government Shutdown closed down Yosemite, were further devastated by the fires and have yet to recover. The charred and stripped landscape remains evidence of that devastating fire.

This area, swept clean by the Rim Fire, seems to be slowly recovering South of Camp Mather. Nearby Camp Tuolumne, a camp for the City of Berkeley, is estimated to required four years to rebuild.
Stanislaus National Forest, Buck Meadows, California

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Constructed in 1921 just South of Camp Mather, the Evergreen Lodge served as a post office, restaurant and general store (and it was rumored, moonshine) to the workers on the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The site became a lodge in the 1930s, which was popular with its gas station and illegal slot machines.
Stanislaus National Forest, Buck Meadows, California

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Built between 1913 and 1920 for the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam, Camp Mather started out as a sawmill camp supplying lumber for the dam construction. After the dam was completed in 1923, families from San Francisco began using it as a summer camp. It is named after Stephen Mather, the first National Park Service Director and a SF Native. Camp Mather is still run by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, one of two parks physically outside of the city. The camp is limited to residents of San Francisco, and is popular enough to require an annual lottery to reserve spots.

In 2013, the massive Rim Fire approached on Camp Mather from all sides. After massive firefighting efforts, including using backfires to create a perimeter around the camp, Mather survived, and was used as a center of operations against the continued conflagration.
Camp Mather, Stanislaus National Forest, Buck Meadows, California

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