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Snowshoeing the Merced Crest

Rain, snow, clouds then the bluest of skies with pristine white snow greeted us while we snowshoed from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area along the Merced Crest. We were treated to views of the snowy Clark Range, Liberty Cap, Mt. Broderick, Half Dome, the Quarter Domes and Clouds Rest as we got in a great workout. Where: Yosemite National Park ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Handsome Dusty

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a sweet and handsome boy who could use a forever home. Dusty is an adorable Cattle Dog mix who’s about two years old. “Hi, I’m Dusty! My foster mom says I probably have some Shepherd or Husky in me, but whatever I am, I sure ...

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Hiking From Sky Harbor Along Millerton Lake With The Cows

I needed a good workout hike and the trail out of Sky Harbor is a perfect spring hike. If I got lucky, I just might see some early blooming wildflowers and just maybe my first poppy of the spring. Maybe! Where: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Bureau of Land Management Distance: 7.88 Miles, ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers: Snowpack And Grosbeaks

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski latest report from the field indicates snowpack conditions are above average for this time of year, and the grosbeaks are chirping in the pines. New snow: 14 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 40°F (February 26) Low temperature: -12°F (February 22) Ski Conditions and Weather February is ...

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Hiking Along Hensley Lake On The Buck Ridge Trail

I needed a break from snow, ice and cold so I headed down the hill to warm up with a hike along Hensley Lake. A rolling hilly hike while walking through history, white puffy clouds and the first wildflowers of spring welcomed me. Where: Hensley Lake, Army Corps of Engineers Distance: 6.95 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Gentle Jess

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a lovable little pup who could use a good home. Jess is an adorable German Shepherd mix who’s about five months old. “Hi, I’m Jess! My foster mom says I am a very sweet and kind boy who’s ready for my forever home! I’m a ...

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Snowshoeing from Tenaya Lodge to Chinese Ditch

Low snow and plenty of it would give us an amazing snowshoe adventure from Tenaya Lodge up Big Sandy Road . . . if we could get there. We could not believe how loaded the trees were with the snow and to top that off, Mother Nature provided cinnamon rolls. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.83 miles (but you can ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Quirky Junie

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a special little girl who can use some love. Junie is an adorable Chihuahua who’s about two years old. “Hi, I’m Junie! Aren’t I the cutest little thing? My foster mom says I’m as cute as a button — and I know it. I’m great ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Ways To Warm Up Fast

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. The idea may have evolved from early days of storytelling: think Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Blind Mice, Three Muskateers, or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In modern times, we can still ...

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