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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 2

As we reached the end of our trail, we started seeing many different remnants of the old mining days including the remains of an old suspension bridge, rusty mining equipment and the remains of hand stacked old rock buildings that made up the old town.

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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 1

Hite Cove Hike With Wildflowers & The Mining Ghost Town of HiteFamous for its wildflowers and ghost town, this springtime hike is a must see for its annual California Poppy display. Although the entire hike is about 8 miles, the best poppy viewing is within the first mile or so. Mid March through April is prime viewing time and the ...

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Stevenson Falls Hike

Stevenson Falls cascades down 300 feet above the road and another 200 feet below the bridge. That is a lot of water! The first wildflowers of the spring season were an added bonus.

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Flying Fingers And Lots Of Laughs At Coolwater Ranch

The “Guitarist of the Decade,” Adrian Legg, entertained a packed house at Coolwater Ranch Saturday evening. What motivates Robin Ralston to obtain such incredible world class musicians to come to the Ahwahnee area and afford us a close and personal experience with them? Flying fingers on his guitar and such a unique style of tickling out key changes created music ...

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In Search of the Lone Sequoia. . .

We searched and found the Lone Giant Sequoia near Fish Camp! I had heard of it but had never ventured into the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area and was curious what was there. Don’t let the word “motorcycle” scare you off from venturing into this off road vehicle area. We only saw one on our adventure. If you are looking for ...

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Bennettville to Spuller Lake Snow & Ice Hike

Almost a year ago, the Tioga Pass was still open and we could access a winter wonderland in the high country. The Tioga Pass is closed for the winter now, but I am revisiting another one of those hikes we made in December 2011 from the old ghost town and mining community of Bennettville, passing by frozen lakes and waterfalls ...

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Snowshoe the Merced Crest Loop

Amazing views of snow covered mountains, a huge snow covered meadow, and a peaceful quiet where the only sound is the crunching snow under your snowshoes are the experiences that you will take away on this snowshoe adventure.

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I Love My T.D. Willey Box!

I always look forward to Thursday afternoons when I pick up my T.D. Willey Box which is dropped off at Nature’s Nutrients in Oakhurst. It is filled with wonderfully fresh locally grown organic vegetables and fruit, most picked 24 hours from delivery of my box. I always have a pretty big garden in the summer but haven’t grown much in ...

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Snowshoe to Dewey Point

Complete quiet except for the crunch of snow on your snowshoes, drop dead views, and discoveries of frosty covered trees and animal tracks make a trip to Dewey Point something that I feel I need to experience at least once each winter. There is no better way to describe it other than to say that Dewey Point has one of ...

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