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Snowshoe to Dewey Point . . . Again

A whole bunch of new snow had landed and we needed to get out and see those views of snow covered peaks. I know . . . I did a similar snowshoe 2 weeks ago, but Dewey Point is always a beautiful spot to visit where I can look up to the high country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.24 ...

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New Year’s Resolutions From The Inside Out

By Virginia Eaton — When my children were young, I saved my resolutions for September when they went back to school, when I could organize myself enough to begin thinking about making positive changes. Over the years I resolved all the usual things: to be more organized, lose weight, gain weight, cut coupons, learn French, learn Spanish, clean out the ...

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Snowshoe to Dewey Point 2015

That new snow squeaked under our snowshoes as we headed out from Badger Pass to that amazing view at Dewey Point. I just love that way you can look at Tenaya Canyon, leading up to the high country. Fresh snow coated all of the mountains and was a sight to behold. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.39 Miles Difficulty: Moderate ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Feels Like The First Time

Do you remember the first time you saw Star Wars? Were you fortunate enough to see it in the theater? If you have never seen Star Wars, think back to your first kiss, first dance, or your first car. Yes, it was that good. Leaving the theater that fall afternoon, I had a grin on my face I could not ...

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You Are Your Own Best Advocate

By Virginia Eaton — One of the most important professional relationships you have (especially as you age) is with your doctor, and this relationship should be a partnership where each side is engaged in asking questions. The days when you sit silently across the desk from your doctor, listening intently to his or her words has long since passed. Doctors ...

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Holiday Sanity For Visitor And Visiting

I’m not sure which is more difficult — hosting houseguests, or being a houseguest. However, the key to enjoying either of these states of being is the same: maintain your rhythm and routine in spite of the chaos around you. If you’re an exerciser, don’t let the kids and grandkids knock you out of that routine. Go for your walk ...

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Restorative Yoga And Meditation: Fit For All

By Sharon R. Ince — Restorative Yoga is not exotic or sexy. It doesn’t require spandex hugging your bottom or youthful exuberance. It is a practice to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility and balance, using the weight of the body with alignment practices in gentle yoga asana, which simply means: pose. What does this look like in practice and everyday ...

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The Trip Doesn’t Always Go As Planned

By Scott Lange — As winter was rolling in just before Thanksgiving, a few of us got the urge to get into the High Sierra one last time this year. It would prove to be a tough task to even find an accessible trailhead as most of the roads had already been closed to snowfall, but we found an entry ...

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Hiking Along the Old Big Flat Road

Imagine visiting Yosemite in the 1870s, before Yosemite had been designated a Park. You just might have come into Yosemite Valley on a horse and wagon from Big Oak Flat down into the valley via the Old Big Oak Flat Road. Parts of this old road have been wiped out by rockslides but much of the road is still accessible by foot. ...

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Fear of the Media

By Virginia Eaton — I do not have cable or network television at home because my peace of mind cannot handle crisis media, which seems to be all that is offered these days. During the last few months, we have been inundated with horror, terror and sadness, as our world seemingly devolves into a post-apocalyptic zombie movie. There is a ...

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