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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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The History Mystery #59

NORTH FORK — One History Mystery leads to another. There was one comment on History Mystery #58, “What was the name of the school that Dorothy and Grover Whitener bought and used as their house.” A reader wrote that the school in the photo was torn down earlier, and Grover Whitener built the house in the photograph. Sue Whitener Parker, ...

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Tens Of Thousands Raised For Charities At Tree Auction

BASS LAKE — It’s nice when a traditional community event takes on new life, and that’s what people are saying has happened with the annual Christmas Tree Auction held last Friday night at the Pines Resort in the Lakeview Room. It has always been a great event, raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club in Oakhurst and a host ...

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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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Christmas Bird Counts Scheduled In The Central Sierra

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of December heralds a number of holiday traditions and festive celebrations. Among the traditions for birding enthusiasts is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, when thousands of intrepid observers throughout the western hemisphere take to the field for one day to make a record of all the birds they see and hear. ...

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Tracking Santa With Free Games & Apps

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, ...

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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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More Than We Could Ever Imagine

RAYMOND — Students at Raymond-Knowles Elementary (RKS) are encouraged to help others as part of the school’s educational environment and drive to create, connect and compete. In order to graduate with honors from the K-8 school, 45 hours of community service are required over the course of 7th through 8th grades. They’re almost always working on something to benefit others. Locally, ...

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