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More Good Salt May Not Be Bad

For years my younger son was a chocolate maker in Portland, gifted in combining flavors to create unusual combos that were remarkable yummy, like chili and orange, lemon with lavender and honey, or curry chocolate. My favorite of all time was dark chocolate sea salt caramels. I still occasional crave that heavenly salty-sweet combo! I have always found it curious ...

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Hiking up to Vernal and Nevada Falls

We hiked up and up 600 plus steps on the Mist Trail to check out two of Yosemite’s famous waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls. Where:Yosemite National Park Distance: 8.59 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,983′ – 6,056′ Date: May 3, 2017 Maps: El Capitan Topographic Quad Dog Hike? No dogs allowed on this trail We had planned on ...

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Could You Or Someone You Love Have Celiac Disease?

Now that the weather seems to be drying out a bit, I am on the road to check in with my parents in Truckee and on to my son in northern Utah. A few weeks back, my son called me from the emergency room, vomiting blood. The doctors checked him out, sent him home with a possible diagnosis of an ...

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Biking Across America With Bob Kaspar: Into The Desert, And Trouble

Editor’s Note: Here’s our second report from experienced climber, world traveler and longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar, who is riding coast to coast from California to his hometown near Boston, Massachusetts. Last week, Bob left town with his 14-ounce tent and little else, and posted from the road, Biking Across America: Bob Kaspar Goes Home.  This week, we pick up with Bob ...

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Hiking from Indian Flat through Hite Cove

Not the amazing display of poppies in the Hite Cove area this year, but plenty of other wildflowers were showing off as we hiked where miners walked as they searched for their fortunes in those gold mines long ago. Where: Sierra National Forest with some stretches through private property Distance: 8.21 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 1,412′ to 3,187′ Date: ...

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My Heel Hurts! Treating And Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

By Virginia Eaton — I’ve run into an amazing number of people recently suffering from plantar fasciitis (one of those Greek phrases meaning inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot). I’ve had this condition and most people I know have either struggled with it themselves or are closely related to someone who has; it can take ...

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What’s in my Daypack?

I’ve had a few requests to see what type of daypack I carry on my hikes and what I put in it. I haven’t cleaned mine out for a year or so, so let’s discover together what I have in there. Pack:  I have several packs but this Osprey Manta 36 is what I have been using for day hikes, ...

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Escape to Carrizo Plain’s Superbloom

The Carrizo Plain and foothills that border it were popping with sweeping displays of wildflower in yellow and purple hews. It was a heck of a long, one day drive from the Oakhurst area but it was so worth it! If this sounds like a drive that you want to take, you had better do it quick because it won’t ...

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Hiking from Sky Harbor along Millerton Lake

Lupine really really showing off their dramatic purple long plumes of flowers but they weren’t the only wildflowers I saw as I hiked along Millerton Lake. Where: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Bureau of Land Management Distance: 6 Miles, but you can go shorter or longer Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 575′ ...

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Coffee Creamers: The Good, The Bad, The Gross

When I began coaching clients, one of the very first things that I learned was not to suggest that he or she stop drinking coffee. Even the suggestion to cut back on the number of cups in a day deafened their ears to anything else I would have to say. Coffee absolutely can be part of a healthy eating plan. ...

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