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Alder Creek Falls Hike

Harlequin lupine always put a smile on my face and they are in their prime bloom right now, right along the trail, on the way up to Alder Creek Falls. There were many other colorful wildflowers, including larkspur, pretty face, paintbrush, dogwoods, snow plants and the beautiful mariposa lilies.

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Get Your Permits For Half Dome

YOSEMITE – The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be reset this Friday, May 16. This opening date is a week earlier than previously scheduled due to the low snow pack. Hikers wishing to ascend the cables between May 16 and May 22 can apply online at: www.recreation.gov for a first-come, first-served, permit.

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View From Newly Opened Tioga Road

Tioga Road Opens!!May 2 is a pretty early date for Tioga Road to open, so you know what Sally and I did. On opening day, we took a drive and hike across the higher country to see what the snow conditions were and I thought you might like to see what we saw. (click photos to enlarge)

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Nelder Grove Hike with Mom and Sally

Mom and my dog Sally were in search of blooming dogwoods and we headed up to Nelder Grove, just out of Oakhurst. We saw a few of those dogwoods starting to bloom, along with gooseberry and apple. It was my mom’s first visit to Nelder Grove and I think she was quite impressed with those huge Giant Sequoias, thousands of ...

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Free Easter Fun For Kids

OAKHURST – Some bunny wants everyone to know that the Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) is hosting an Easter Open House for kids on Sunday, Apr. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Family-oriented festivities include photo opportunities for the mama-and-paparazzi, and the chance for kids to make their own Easter baskets. Refreshments will be served at the free, fun-filled ...

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Butterflies At The Childrens Museum

OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) is raising butterflies throughout April in support of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Butterflies will be raised from eggs in the museum discovery center, and docents have organized some activities designed to enhance the spring project.

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