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First Day Tioga Road Reopened: Heading Across With Fannie and Sally, Hiking From Saddlebag To Lake Greenstone Lake

I loaded up my dogs, Sally and Fannie, and drove across Tioga Road the very minute it reopened this year. Like visiting old friends, I made several stops along the way to admire the views, then we all were rewarded with a hike from Saddlebag Lake to Greenstone Lake with incredible views of snow streaked high mountains surrounding the lakes. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: An Update from UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa While we shelter-in-place, gardening can be the perfect pick-me-up. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are available to help answer your gardening questions. Directly access the UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County website at http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener to obtain information. You can see what we are doing, access our radio show, send a question ...

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Adventures with Candace: Hiking with Fannie at Nelder Grove

I told my puppy Fannie the Corgi all about a special place called Nelder Grove and how it wouldn’t be a long drive or hike. I tried to explain to her just how huge the Giant Sequoias were. I don’t think she totally grasped the concept but she said let’s do it!Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder GroveDistance: 2.31 miles, but ...

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Oak Tree Care and Maintenance: Summer Practices

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County MARIPOSA — With warm, dry months ahead, many folks around Mariposa County with oak trees by their house or on their landscape might be asking how best to ensure the health of those trees. The short and happy answer is that you do not need to do too much. But you should ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Cedarbrook, Up and Around O’Neal’s Meadow Loop

Adventuring close to home, I walked the same dirt roads, followed different spur roads, giving me a looped walk along a historic stage route that carried Yosemite tourists to Wawona starting in the 1880s. Distance: About 11 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,994′Date: May 13, 2020Maps: Ben Hur and Daulton Topographic ...

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