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Hiking up to Twin and George Lakes

We headed through Potter Pass at 8,980′ elevation to the Twin Lakes, then on to George Lake for a nice spring hike. Beautiful lakes reflecting white puffy clouds, with wildflowers along the trail and a geology lesson from our resident geology buff made for a wonderful adventure in the Kaiser Wilderness in Sierra National Forest.

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4 Mile Trail to Glacier Point

Hiking from the Yosemite Valley floor up to Glacier Point is a tough hike, gaining over 3,200′ elevation. Why in the heck would someone want to do that? I think it is well worth that climb and switchbacks to see views of Yosemite Falls that you can see from no other location. Viewing Half Dome, Nevada and Vernal Falls, Tenaya ...

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Tioga Road Opens!

Tioga Road opened up on May 3, fairly early as far as the history of openings go. [It has temporarily closed in the meantime, but should reopen soon]. I sure appreciate the hard work that the crews have done to open up the road and make the needed repairs to get us in to the high country this early. Although ...

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Hiking in Nelder Grove with Mom and Sally

Not every hike has to be a long hike and you sure don’t need to drive very far to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful Giant Sequoias and dogwood blooms. My mom was visiting and we didn’t have a full day to drive for our adventure, so we headed up for a hike nearby. Our timing on this hike ...

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Hiking up the Isberg Trail to Surprise Saddle

Standing at Surprise Saddle, I felt like I could almost reach out and touch massive Mt. Ritter across the canyon. The sky was so clear with the bluest sky above me and that knobby granite drainage below me looked so rugged. I couldn’t help but imagine the people of the past who walked in my footsteps. This country’s rich history ...

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Ostrander and Hart Lakes Hike

Glacier Point Road had just opened up for the season, 2 ½ weeks earlier than last year, and I needed to get into the higher country. We were shocked at the lack of snow. Lakes that had been frozen last year were completely thawed out on this trip but we still saw some beautiful country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance:15.1 ...

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Reserve Now For Stage Route Tour

COARSEGOLD – The popular Stage Route Tour, sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society, is now in its fifth year and scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel by bus from the Coarsegold Museum, 31899 Highway 41 near Lucky Lane, to Knowles and Raymond to visit the area of the quarry and the old railroad terminus.

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