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Hiking to Sentinel Dome, Taft Point and McGurk Meadow

We looked for a hike close by where we could get some exercise and see some views but we didn’t have much time. We came up with a dandy and we saw some critters! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 5.3 miles for the Sentinel Dome Taft Point Loop and about 1.9 miles for the McGurk Meadow. Difficulty: Easy Elevation ...

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Bass Lake 4th Of July Festivities, Boat Parade And Fireworks

BASS LAKE – Independence Day at Bass Lake promises to be one to remember as activities take place all day and well into the evening, sponsored by lakeside resorts, businesses, and restaurants and the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. At 1:30 p.m. The Pines Village fun gets started in the park across from the bakery, where family-friendly contests and crafts ...

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Veteran’s Car Show Kicks Off Big Weekend

COARSEGOLD — Spend some time this weekend at the historic village for the Veteran’s Car Show, presented by and benefitting American Legion Post 110, Caring Veterans of America, Inc., and Amvets Post 99. The show is on Saturday, July 2, all day, and features exhibits by a number of military branches, including Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as ...

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Free Signs Available In Oakhurst, “No Open Fires”

OAKHURST — Local civic leaders have a message for residents and visitors alike, and it’s about staying fire-safe this summer. Rotary Clubs of Oakhurst in partnership with Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance are supporting Sierra National Forest fire restrictions currently in effect by distributing ‘No Open Fires’ signs. The signs are available now at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce ...

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Rock The Dock With I Want My 80s At The Pines

BASS LAKE — You like 80s music? Catch up with the ultimate 80s cover band on Friday, July 1 at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake, as I Want My 80s rocks the dock. The show runs from 7 – 10 p.m., and they’ll play favorites from bands like the GoGos, Billy Idol, The Cars, Guns ‘n Roses, Journey and ...

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Yosemite Gateway Restaurant: Delightful Menu And Whiskey Bar

OAKHURST — What do you get when you mix a fresh and delicious menu of new delights and time-tested classics, with a family-friendly, affordable atmosphere? Add in a top-notch salad bar, and a first-class whiskey bar and put it all right in the heart of town. That’s Yosemite Gateway Inn. “Our goal was to come up with taste bud tantalizing ...

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Arrive Early For Busy Weekend In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates a very busy Fourth of July weekend and visitors are urged to arrive at the park very early to avoid potential traffic congestion and difficulties with parking. Visitors should plan on arriving at the park entrances by 9 a.m. each day. Parking in Yosemite Valley is expected to be especially challenging and visitors should ...

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Yosemite Bears Help Themselves To Unattended Food

YOSEMITE — Bears emerged from their dens in March this year and have been active throughout the park ever since. Recent observations have included bears grazing in roadside meadows and along hiking trails. Bear incidents this week have centered on activities by backpackers. Two incidents occurred in the Yosemite Valley Backpacker’s Campground when bears got into food left unattended in ...

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Free Skills Workshop For Family Caregivers

OAKHURST — Family caregivers are often responsible for the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of someone who cannot readily help themselves on a daily basis. So who takes care of the caregiver? Valley Caregiver Resource Center is offering a free Family Caregiver Workshop that will provide participants with hands-on strategies and skills needed to care for a loved one at various ...

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