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Keith Sauer

Keith Sauer is a retired California State University, Fresno professor (B.A. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley in Spanish Literature, and Ph.D. University of Washington in Romance Linguistics), who lives with his wife Pat in North Fork California, from where he roams the Sierra Nevada with his Nikon as he has been doing since the two started backpacking in Yosemite ...

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Kellie Flanagan

Kellie is a thinker and writer who loves to play with clay. Married and raising a teenager, this local scribe spends time cooking for family and complaining about caring for a menagerie including two dogs, three cats, one lizard, two fish and ten heritage hens. In the unlikely event that she wins the Nobel Prize in any category, Kellie remains ...

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Larry Langley

Larry is a retired media relations manager in the motorcycle industry. He loves the mountain community and enjoys fishing, golf, senior softball, dual sport and street motorcycling, four wheeling and exploring the great back roads in the Sierra Foothills with his wife Sue and their Corgi Maggie May.

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Bass Lake

Other than Yosemite, Bass Lake is probably the biggest draw for visitors to the area, and a respite for locals to get out and enjoy this beautiful part of the world. With a current population of about 2,200, Bass Lake was once a verdant meadow, surrounded by mountains and vast forests of pine and cedar. But with the coming of ...

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Sue Langley

Like many people, I got my passion for gardening from working and playing in my mother’s garden where she taught me the names of the plants. I received an education in art, design and photography in Southern California and had a long career as a wedding photographer there. In 2000, ‘Tractor Man’ and I surprised ourselves and bought property in ...

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Shuteye Peak Trail

This is an advanced trail requiring a long travel (5-7″) full suspension bike and some rock stepping and dropping skills. Near the top of the mountain there are many rocky outcroppings and formations making the area look a lot like Utah. Bring lots of water, food, sun protection, protective gear and extra clothing if thunderstorms are predicted. Start early in ...

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Miami Trails

This is an area devoted to OHV use and the poor condition of the single track trails is not where I would recommend for use by mountain bikes. The fire roads in this area are fine though and can take you to some very nice places. You can get to Yosemite, Mariposa, and El Portal through these interconected fire roads. ...

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