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Alone At The Top: Yosemite's Tuolumne Winter Rangers Recount An Epic Snow Year

Jun 5, 2017

A visit to Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows is always special. But this winter's historic snowfall made for an especially memorable season for the two people who stayed behind when Tioga Road closed, and everyone else departed - Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski. This year they endured massive snowfall, the loss of electricity, and went two months without seeing another person. All of this while doing their jobs tending to historic structures, measuring snowfall, and going on ski patrol excursions. It's a one-of-a-kind job, in a season unlike any other in recent memory. Laura and Rob joined FM89's Joe Moore on Valley Edition to recount their experience in the park this year.