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Adventures with Candace

About Candace Gregory

Candace is sure enjoying her retirement life. Enjoying the outdoors, hiking Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Wilderness areas is one of her favorite things to do. Sometimes her chow hound Sally accompanies her on her adventures. But she finds that she can’t play every day. There are chores to do. Living in the foothills requires some hard work and ...

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Walking on a Dirt Road: Elliott Corner to Cold Spring Loop

Let your imagination go wild. You have been riding on a dusty, bumpy, hot stagecoach all day from Mariposa. Or perhaps the day is freezing cold and you are bundled up the best you can in that stagecoach with your coat and some quilts. You are approaching Cold Spring Stage Stop and sure are looking forward to the break. You ...

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Hiking With Tarantulas Along Eastman Lake

On any given hike, I just never know who or what I will run into. What should have been a fairly routine hike along Eastman Lake’s rolling Lakeview Trail became more interesting when tarantulas came into the mix! Distance: 7.82 MilesDifficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you goElevation Range: 586′ to 707′Date: November 23, 2020Maps: Ben Hur and ...

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Hiking from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point on the Icy 4 Mile Trail

The icy 4 Mile Trail led me from the Yosemite Valley floor, starting where the old Leidig Hotel stood back in 1870, up to Glacier Point, full of wonderful views of the snowy high country. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 9.84 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 3,979′ – 7,207′Date: November 16, 2020Maps: El Capitan Topographic QuadDog Hike? No I parked at ...

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Hiking Through Snowy Merced Grove

I can’t resist the way that snow looks contrasted with Giant Sequoias, so I headed up to Merced Grove for a half day. Yosemite National Park has 3 Giant Sequoia Groves and some say that Merced Grove is the least visited. It was a very nice hike down the historic Old Coulterville Road to check out the 20 or so ...

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Hiking to Conness Lakes Before Tioga Road Closed

A storm was on the way that would close Tioga Road but would it close for a short period or for the season? I wasn’t about to miss the opportunity to visit some of the higher country in the Tioga Pass area while I could get there so I headed up to the glacial fed Conness Lakes as they were ...

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