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Remembering Childhood Springtimes In Yosemite

Written by Dave Hubbard — As the sun rose higher in the sky and the days warmed after the long winter freeze, a transformation took place in Yosemite Valley. Meadows began to “green” and the newest batches of animal babies started to appear. Mother bears with their cubs and the raccoons with their little ones were soon looking for an ...

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Sometimes You Get Mermaids

Last Saturday, we set out in search of adventure, well aware of the weather conditions. The night before, Mother Nature had dumped a load on the Mother Lode, and just about every foot of hill between us and our destination was loosely draped in snow. Most people had the good sense to stay in and admire the view – an ...

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Three National Parks in Three Days

Written by Tina Buell for Trekaroo.com I have lived in California for 28 years, but never visited any of its national parks. When the opportunity presented itself to visit three parks in three days via the Majestic Mountain Loop, I jumped at the chance. As a national park virgin, I literally had no idea what to expect. And, as a ...

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S|N|O's Farthest Facebook Fan Tells His Story

Written by Chris Shigley Hello SierraNewsOnline readers! SHANGHAI, CHINA — I’ve been following SNO for a month or so now, and could be one of the furthest-flung fans, having lived in Shanghai, China for the past five years. Some folks have wondered how someone with connections in the Sierra ended up living on the other side of the world. Short ...

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Spend A Year In The Sierra

AmeriCorps Applicants Needed! Do you love the Sierra? Would you like to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Apply today to become one of the 27 members of the 2012 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)! The SNAP program is seeking enthusiastic conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. ...

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Tim & Susan Touch Hearts In Haiti

So we’ve been back from Haiti for about a week now. Back to where a cool place can be found, back to running water and warm showers. It is nice to be home. It’s curious to me that, at least in the short term, mosquitoes, broken cars and dusty roads leave the deepest impressions of Haiti. These are the subjects ...

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