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New Nelder Grove Online Information

We have a very special grove of Giant Sequoias close to Oakhurst called Nelder Grove, and a new and much improved website is now up and running. You can access the website at http://www.neldergrove.org. You can also download the interpretive guide with an easy click of the mouse, along with maps, trails, and other interesting wildlife, plant and historical information ...

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Mariposa Grove to Biledo Meadows Hike

White, orange, yellow, blue, and purple flowers showed off for us on this hike. Some were striped and some had dots. We also saw bugs and butterflies flitting around the flowers. We even saw young bucks still in velvet and we almost got hit by a mob of turkeys while flying home. What a nice hike that was close by ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training with Sally

Yesterday I read about the Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Sierra News Online and had been wanting to take Sally to this type of training, so this morning we met Kelly with Kellen Rescue at Mountain Christian Center to take the class. In addition to Sally, two other dogs participated. The training teaches your dog to avoid the sight, sounds and ...

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Hiking Up To The Dana Lakes

Clear blue skies, then puffy white clouds, then came the rain and hail. All that Mother Nature had planned for us only made the high mountain lakes and gorgeous wildflowers more amazing. We even had a critter say howdy as we hiked just outside of Yosemite National Park in the Tioga Pass area.

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Hiking on the Mono Trail to Spillway and Helen Lakes

We were on a mission to get to the icy lakes in and around Yosemite National Park before they had thawed and our timing was perfect on this hike up to Helen Lake. White puffy clouds floated over the lake, creating reflections along the edge that had started to melt. I said the word “Wowie” more than once when I ...

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Alder Creek Falls Hike

Harlequin lupine always put a smile on my face and they are in their prime bloom right now, right along the trail, on the way up to Alder Creek Falls. There were many other colorful wildflowers, including larkspur, pretty face, paintbrush, dogwoods, snow plants and the beautiful mariposa lilies.

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