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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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Hiking and Wandering Above Helen Lake Along the Kuna Crest

Do you ever hike a familiar trail and wonder what is hiding just over the next ridge? I sure do and had some time to explore the terrain above Helen Lake along the Kuna Crest.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 11.16 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 9,596′ – 11,348′Date: October 19, 2020Maps: Falls Ridge, June Lake Topographic QuadsDog Hike? NoI had been ...

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Leaf Peeping In Lundy Canyon

Road trip to the east side! It is an annual thing for me to try and take at least one trip to the east side of the Sierra to check out the fall colors. Those colors start up earlier over there than they do here and there is something about the way those yellow and orange leaves contrast with those ...

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Escape with Sally & Fannie to Marina Dunes

I was so tired of the smoke, grey skies, no sun and I just had to escape it for a few days. I loaded up the camper, the dogs and headed over to Marina Dunes to breathe the fresh ocean air, feel the the sand beneath my toes and watch the waves crash in. It took us about 3 hours ...

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Torta & Agua Fresca at Dulce Sabor

It was still too smoky to hike, the USFS had closed the forests, and the latest blow to me getting a hike in was when Yosemite National Park closed, cutting off my Tioga Road access. But it was not too smoky to eat a Chicken Torta and have a refreshing Strawberry Agua Fresca at Dulce Sabor. I arrived for my ...

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What the Best Dressed Corgi Wears When She Hikes

Like everyone else, I spent the past week closely watching the progress of the Creek Fire, along with so many other fires. There was too much smoke to do any hiking and while hiding inside from that smoke, it seemed like a good time to tell you about Fannie the Corgi’s hiking wardrobe. She recently joined my hiking team and ...

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Camping and Hiking With Sally and Fannie at Saddlebag Lake

Camping with the dogs for four days in the Tioga Pass area was a great getaway from the smoke. Sally, Fannie and I did a little hiking, a little wandering, a little relaxing, some wading, and we all took a few good naps. Where: Harvey Monroe Hall Research Natural Area, Hoover Wilderness, Inyo National ForestDistance: 5.94 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation ...

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