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Hiking Along the Merced Wild and Scenic River with Mom

Mom and I headed up out of Briceburg to see if those poppies were blooming along the Merced River. They were, along with many other wildflowers. Distance: 6.34 Miles, but you can go shorter or longer Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 1,086′ to 1,207′ Date: February 21, 2016 Maps: Bear Valley and Buckingham Mountain Topographic Maps I headed up Hwy 140 to ...

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Guiltless Coffee

By Virginia Eaton — I love to drink coffee. I drink it everyday, and occasionally in the afternoon, depending on my mood. Whether it’s a morning cup or an afternoon one, it should have a strong complex flavor — I am particularly fond of espresso. When my sister bought one of those single serving coffee makers, I hit the snob button. Couldn’t imagine a ...

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Hiking the Pa’san Ridge Trail

Poppies and other colorful wildflowers were starting to come alive with our recent warm spell and we couldn’t wait to see if we could spot some. I just love poppies! Where: BLM, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area Distance: 7.72 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you go Elevation Range: 636′ to 1,861′ Date: February 15, ...

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Hiking From Yosemite Valley up the Snow Creek Trail

We got a real workout on the toughest trail out of the Yosemite Valley and were rewarded with amazing views of Clouds Rest and Half Dome that you can see no other way. Not all hikes go as planned and this one definitely fell in that category. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 11 Miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,972 – ...

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Fear Of Falling? Tips For Prevention

By Virginia Eaton — I have been developing a Fall Prevention program for Oakhurst area residents and the most poignant fact from the research has been this: if you are afraid of falling, you are more likely to fall! Those lacking confidence in their ability to stay upright tend to keep their eyes down and thus miss important obstacles. They ...

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A Touch Of Love For Your Valentine

Chef Grandma — For those of you who are not totally conscious or aware, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14. Your sweetie is probably anticipating a box of candy, a bouquet of flowers, a gigantic stuffed animal, or a new game for the XBox. Do they still send singing telegrams? Valentine’s Day is not in my memory bank from ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Seeking Playoff Berths

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 4, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — Last week the Badger sports teams played their rivals over in Auberry. The week got off to a rousing start with the girls Soccer and Basketball teams visiting Sierra. The girls Soccer team played a very strange game that ended in a tie, ...

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Hiking to Stevenson Falls

Hiking along the San Joaquin River Gorge to this awesome 500 foot cascading waterfall is always full of beautiful views and we had a few surprises along the way, including the first poppies of the year. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: About 14 Miles (About 6 miles rt to the falls) Dificulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,935′ to 2,387′ Date: February 3, ...

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Exercise Your Right To Feel Great All Day Long

By Virginia Eaton — I’m not sure who decided that an exercise class ought to be an hour long. Why not 40 minutes, or 70 minutes? I think human beings squeeze appointments into a calendar to accommodate the calendar rather than the human being! The body needs regular movement and exercise throughout the day, and a single 60-minute session a ...

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Awesome Super Bowl Sliders and Salad

Chef Grandma — I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1941. My mother, father and I lived in a modest house in a middle class neighborhood. We did not have an organic garden or fruit trees. Nor did we have egg-laying hens. We did not grow herbs in the window sill or make our own ketchup. We did, however, ...

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