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Dewey Point Snowshoe

We had brand new snow and now that Badger Pass Ski Area had opened, that meant Glacier Point Road was open and a whole big world of snowshoeing possibilities were calling to me. The first snowshoe of the season was to Dewey Point and it was indescribably beautiful.

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How to Make Your Own Topographic Maps For Free

Did you know that you can print your own topographic maps from home? It is pretty darn easy and here is how you can do it. Of course you will need a computer, a printer and a healthy internet connection. You will also need Adobe Reader but if you don’t, there is a link at the bottom of the USGS ...

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Kaiser Peak Hike

I wanted to go as high up on a mountain that I could before winter took these options away from me, so we headed up to the top of Kaiser Peak where we could take a peek at the high lakes and snow covered peaks around us.

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Trail Work Complete Near Hite’s Cove

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – On November 22 and 23, a group of volunteers with the Upper Merced Watershed Council and the Sierra National Forest Trailshots crew worked together to improve trail conditions on the South Fork Merced Trail in the Hite’s Cove area. Under the supervision of Trailshots Trail Leader, Andrew Fish, the group cleared brush and used rock bars ...

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YHS Students Lead Spanish For Beginners At CMOS

OAKHURST – Perfecto! Starting Saturday, Nov. 15 and continuing every other weekend, two Yosemite High School students will lead a beginning Spanish class for kids at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra. Classes are 45 minutes long and run from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The teens who will be devoting their Saturdays to teaching are hoping to spread the ...

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More Leaf Peeping in Yosemite Valley

It had been 3 weeks since we last checked out the fall colors along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. We had been focusing on the dogwoods on that trip but had been hearing that the yellow and orange colors were really popping so we needed to check it out. If you haven’t already taken a drive up there to ...

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Hiking with Sally in Nelder Grove

We didn’t need to travel too far for a hike that had fall color and room for Sally to run. Many times we don’t think of this jewel that has Giant Sequoias groves, picnic tables, and many trails to explore. This time of the year, the dogwoods were putting on a show for us.

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