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What Happened To The Lewis Creek Bridge?

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Those who hike along the Lewis Creek Trail have likely been surprised and a bit saddened to see that the bridge nearest the parking lot north of Cedar Valley on Highway 41 is gone. A call to Steven Beri, National Resources Specialist and Trail Supervisor for the Sierra National Forest, shed some light on why the ...

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Hiking Up Through The Meadow Fire To Bunnell Cascade

We had another great workout with incredible scenery that included views of Half Dome and other prominent high points, Vernal and Nevada Fall and the icy Merced River. This was our first look at the devastation in Little Yosemite Valley that was left over from the Meadow Fire last year. That was very sad to see.

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Chilnualna Falls Hike

There is a gorgeous view at the top of Chilnualna Falls (pronounced Chil-noo-al-na), which I call an infinity view. Pools of water appear to drop off suddenly into nowhere. These pools were iced over on this trip and that drop-off view was amazing. But the views got even more amazing farther up, with snowy and icy formations on and along ...

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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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