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Yosemite Creek Fall Color

Now that Yosemite National Park has reopened from the Federal Shutdown, it is a prime time to take a drive and see the fall color. One of our favorite places to see the yellow leaves of the fall aspen is at a small pullout with restrooms near Yosemite Creek on Tioga Rd. The dogwoods are also beginning to show off ...

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Young Lakes Hike

High mountain lakes that are as glassy as a mirror, reflecting Ragged Peak, the surrounding white, rocky ridges and an occasional cloud were the highlights of this hike. Of course, the close-up encounter with the Grouse family was pretty wonderful also.

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Fair Trade

Scrub jays (along with their corvid relatives ravens and crows) are among the most intelligent of non-human animals, up there with primates, dolphins, elephants, etc., depending on whose list you consult. Today as I was reading a book on the back deck I threw out a peanut. Within less than a minute a jay got up enough nerve to move ...

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So You Want to Find a Group to go Hiking With. . . .

I hear that you are looking for a group to go hiking with. Well, I have just the group for you! Have you heard of MeetUp Groups? There are Meetup Groups for just about every activity that you can think of. The Central Valley Hiking Meet Up Group is a local group that hikes the area from Yosemite down to ...

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