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Hiking up the 4 Mile Trail to Glacier Point & Sentinel Dome

The 4 Mile Trail led me from the Yosemite Valley floor where the old Leidig Hotel stood in 1870 up to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome, full of wonderful views of Yosemite Falls and the snowy high country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.8 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,979′ – 8,107′ Date: November 29, 2017 Maps: El ...

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Winery-Sage: Your Easy Guide To Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first timer, if you are planning to serve wine with your holiday meal, serving the right type of wine can’t be overstated. Below, we’ve provided some general terms and guidelines along with some handy links that are good to have at your fingertips. Once you’ve read ...

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Hiking From Tioga Road to North Dome and Indian Arch

If I could sneak one more day of hiking in before Tioga Road closed, where would it be? A hike to North Dome with a side trip to Indian Arch sounded like the perfect plan. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 9.76 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 7,397′ – 8,366′ Date: November 14, 2017 Maps: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Topographic ...

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Larry And Sue’s USA Motorhome Adventure, Part II

2 ½ months, 14,000 miles, 34 states The only reservation we made was for a campsite at Flathead Lake in Montana. Made it with Sue’s daughter Jolie and her husband Derek. Oh yeah, and their two dogs! Click on images to enlarge. We’ve stayed at Flathead Lake in the past and love it. It’s huge and has great camping right ...

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Hiking to Tuolumne Grove on the Old Big Oak Flat Road

Tuolumne Grove was one of the big stops that early travelers to Yosemite made. Imagine leaving Hodgdon’s Stage Station in the 1870s, then heading up through these huge trees. What a sight that must have been! And what a bumpy, dusty, dirty trip it was to get there as we learn from the words of those that made that trip ...

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10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles, And We’re Still Married!

Last year Sue suggested a long trip in our little 22’ Searcher Motorhome back to the East Coast. Idea was to explore states and routes we haven’t been to, and to take our time — thus the initial two-month plan. Click on images to enlarge. I was supposed to be writing blogs along the way, but that didn’t work out, ...

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