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Escape On A Hot Air Balloon

My mom had a big birthday coming up and had a special request. She wanted me, my sister and her to go on a hot air balloon ride. My sister and I had never done this, didn’t know anything about this and had some work to do but we pulled it off! Where: Rancho Murieta Distance: About 10 miles Difficulty: ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Marketing And Leagues

By Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — To catch readers up with what’s been happening lately, the first note is that I’ve been out of school quite a bit with my Sports Marketing class and the athletic director conference in San Diego. To give you a little information regarding the Sports Marketing class. We recently spent the evening ...

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Health Through Movement, Stress Management And Real Food

Written by Virginia Eaton — Class, The Body Pastiche is approaching our one-year anniversary this summer and it has been a whirlwind year! I have been amazed and overwhelmed at the community’s support and enthusiasm for improving life through movement, stress management and eating real food. Health and wellness have been my passion for years and to be able bring ...

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Permaculture Gardening In The Sierra

Written by Matt Powers — It’s Actually Not Hard to Garden in the Foothills I’ve heard it all, and I have a large garden in Coarsegold with no fences, poisons, or chemical fertilizers. It took years of trial and error, research, and education in permaculture to understand the complexity of our region though, on that journey, I found easy ways ...

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Hiking Along Hetch Hetchy

We headed north to Hetch Hetchy to see what those waterfalls were looking like. We kept a lookout for rattlesnakes and bears along the trail and had a surprising encounter with one of these. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.25 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 3,695′ to 4,459′ Date: April 5, 2016 Maps: Ackerson Mountain and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Topographic Quads We ...

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Aches And Pains Related To Weather?

Written by Virginia Eaton —  I love wet and stormy weather, however, every time a storm moves in, every old injury speaks up and reminds me of its presence. I know that I’m not alone; unsettled weather can be hard on the body once you’ve hit a “certain age.” The old wives’ tale that you can predict bad weather moving ...

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Elegant Auction Success: $60K And A Whole Lot Of Fun

FISH CAMP — Warning: if the images you’re about to see cause FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), remember that plans are already underway for next year’s Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park. Themed, “Midnight at the Oasis,” this year’s incarnation of the annual event was held on Saturday, Apr. 9 at Tenaya Lodge, with nearly 200 people in attendance ...

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Daydreams Of Adulthood

Written by Steven Schumaker — We are kind of thrown into adulthood. We all have different situations, obviously. We all come from different places, different backgrounds, so when somebody gets mad at you for complaining about something that happened to you that you think was rough, you won’t understand why. The answer is we are only used to what we ...

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What’s Happening At The Pines? Jazz Is Back On Bass Lake

Submitted by The Pines Resort — BASS LAKE — It’s been just three weeks since over 500 local residents and visitors gathered in the Pines Village to celebrate Easter weekend with their families. For the first time since the change of the ownership that occurred in 2010, The Pines Resort organized a community Easter Egg Hunt in addition to their ...

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The Mysterious Rattlesnake Tree, How The Firefall Began And More Stories Of Yosemite

“Yosemite’s Cowboys, Indians and The Old West” book is back in print! The Mysterious Rattlesnake Tree?? How did the Yosemite Firefall begin? Were there stagecoach hold-ups on the roads to Yosemite? Who better to tell these stories than the Old Stagecoach drivers who lived through the early days of Yosemite National Park history. Who was the first to climb Half ...

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