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Yosemite Valley Waterfalls & Dogwoods Are Revving Up!

Warm weather’s spring snow melt is fueling Yosemite’s waterfalls and I couldn’t resist a drive up to Yosemite Valley to check them out. And, what about those dogwoods? Were they blooming yet? Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 10 miles to drive my Yosemite Valley Loop, but you can also walk it or take the free shuttle to explore it ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 5: The Animal Trip

Written by David Novell – Orangie arranged Teddy, Kitty Kazoo, the Pandas, Webster Webfoot, Sammy the Squirrel and all the other stuffed animals that he and Butch possessed between them — twenty-three in all — in the red wagon that was tied to Butch’s tricycle for a monumental trip the boys had planned. Orangie had felt compelled to do a ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Sweet And Happy Donut

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a sweet little pup who could use a good home. Donut is an adorable Pit Bull mix who’s about six months old. “Hi, I’m Donut! My foster mom says I am a very happy gal who’s ready for my forever home. I was rescued from ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers Migrate South For The Season

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE — This is our last post of the winter 2018-2019 season and it is time for us to migrate south to our summer range in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It has again been a great honor and pleasure serving the public as the Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers. No two ...

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Hiking up the Burma Road with Wildflowery Views

A great workout with beautiful flowers and a ton of history! This hike was right up my alley on a cooler day between raindrops. Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation Management Area Distance: About 9 miles roundtrip to the gate but you can go shorter or longer Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 1,138′ – 2,835′ Date: ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 4: Butch’s Return

Written by David Novell – Orangie woke up early, even though it was summer and he could sleep in if he wanted to. Today was Sunday, and the house was quiet except for the sound of his dad’s electric percolator making coffee and the occasional rustle of the morning paper’s pages being turned. And then he remembered! His best friend ...

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Lisa’s List Of Three: Apple Cider Vinegar

The rule of three is a principle that suggests a threesome of events, characters, actions or activities is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. We need not reach far to find examples of the rule of three all around us: three coins in a fountain, three piece suit, three wise men. We use the power of three to ...

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The Adventures Of Orangie – Chapter 3: Orangie Nearly Gets Pounded

Written by David Novell – The sky was deep blue as Orangie walked out onto the sidewalk, a big paper bag in each arm. He found himself whistling “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino, including all the background stuff after each melody line, which is part of what made it such a cool song. Orangie’s very first record that was his ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Happy, Goofy Jet

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is Jet, who was found running on the Yosemite High School campus. No one ever claimed him, so now he’s looking for a forever home. “Hi, I’m Jet — a happy and friendly German Shepherd. My foster mom says I’m about as goofy as they come! ...

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