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Escape with Sally to Lundy Canyon

Dramatic high peaks, streaked with colors of red, white and brown and still capped with snow frame Lundy Canyon. Mill Creek was high and really moving, lined with aspens that lulled me to sleep as the wind moved through them. It was a perfect place for Sally and I to kick back and relax . . and maybe catch a ...

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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Oil And Blooms

North Fork’s own Larry Langley lets us in on his trip with wife Sue to catch a bit of history along and an abundance of wildflowers in April: a good reminder that these dog days of summer are the ideal time to plan an outing for a cool adventure down the line. Here are Larry’s recommendations this week. With all ...

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Biking With Bob: New England Adventure, Train To California

Editor’s Note: After more than 4,000 miles on the road, area resident Bob Kaspar completes his epic solo ride across America, from the beach in Southern California to his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, where the adventurer put his kickstand down to refresh some fond memories. Finally, trading his bike ride for a train ride, the wandering cyclist returns to Oakhurst. ...

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Filling Hearts And Backpacks

MARIPOSA — Mariposa AAUW is once again hard at work preparing backpacks filled with school supplies for designated middle school students who need assistance throughout our county. Students without appropriate resources may not have the necessary supplies or pack to carry them in. Each year AAUW volunteers work with the schools to determine the necessary school supplies for the packs. ...

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Snowshoeing up to Gaylor, Granite Lakes and Dana City in July!

Snowshoeing in the Tioga Pass area in July? Yes indeed! How else could we travel across the solid snowfields full of suncups to some beautiful lakes and the old mining town of Dana City? Where: Yosemite National Park, Inyo National Forest Distance: 5.3 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,945′ – 11,025′ Date: July 5, 2017 Map: Falls Ridge Quad Dog Hike? ...

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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Soda Springs

Hello, let me introduce myself: Larry Langley, living in the great little town of North Fork. My wife Sue and I love living in the Sierra Foothills along with our long haired Corgi named Maggie May. I should warn you that Maggie might appear in a lot of our photos. 1. She’s cute. 2. She’s my pal. My posts will ...

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Biking With Bob: Fried Clams, Mission Complete

Editor’s Note: Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar completes his epic ride across the United States from California to his hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts.  After leaving Gettysburg I head north through the Pennsylvania rust belt.  At Scranton I turn east once again and travel through the Poconos and into New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and then finally touchdown in Massachusetts. Congestion in ...

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The History Mystery #54

Here are two pictures of an item the Coarsegold Museum would like identified. It is made from a single piece of wood maybe during the gold rush era. We believe it to be from the Coarsegold area. It measures 26 1/2″ long, 14 1/2″ wide. It is 5 1/2″ high on one end, and 4 1/4″ high on the other ...

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Hiking From Chiquito Trailhead to Chain Lakes

The trail was tricky. Much of it was covered with snow up to 5 foot drifts and we sloshed through stretches that were covered in water. The creeks were high but our persistence rewarded us with a lake that was still partially iced over and bordered by snowy mountains. Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite National Park Distance: ...

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Chase Mills: A Precious Boy, A Rare Disorder

COARSEGOLD — He’s a kick in the pants, says his mom, Karly Mills. Chase loves swimming and “all things little boys.” “He’s so goofy and has such a sweet soul. He has no fear, which doesn’t help at all!” Chase, 2 1/2, was recently diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 4 or VEDS type 4, for short.  The condition is ...

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