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Hiking to the Headwaters of the East Fork of Chiquito Creek

Sometimes hikes don’t go as planned, creating an unexpected fun adventure. A pretty little lake, beautiful end of September wildflowers and a one of a kind view all made this hike a winner. Where: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra National Forest Distance: 7.08 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 8,040′ – 9,612′ Date: September 17, 2018 Maps: Merced Peak Topographic ...

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Spactacular Colors As Fall Settles Into The Sierra

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — The colors of fall in the Sierra are spectacular, without comparison — perhaps especially so in the foothills. This time a year ago we had a wee bit of rain, just enough of a taste to make the mouth water. Now, until the forecast changes, we’ll have to settle for the beautifully changing light, and put those ...

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Survivor Of Head-On Crash Says Thank You To First Responders

OAKHURST – Every day our first responders provide aid and comfort to people who may be going through the worst experience of their lives. But after pulling someone from a burning building or cutting them out of a horrific wreck, as in this case, they rarely get to learn what became of those whose lives they helped to save. Today, ...

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Escape to Utah: Cedar Breaks National Monument

I was heading to Utah for a horse camping trip and wisely planned a little extra time for adventure along my way to Torrey. I had been thinking about driving through some country that I hadn’t been to so headed from Cedar City over Hwy 14 to Cedar Breaks National Monument. That drive over was gorgeous but Cedar Breaks with ...

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This is Us: Carolyn Mather

I’ve always had a love of the outdoors. Mom got me into garden club when we lived in Bermuda when I was nine. I got my garden badge when I was a Girl Scout. My dad was also a fisherman so I fished with him all the time. Even deep sea fishing. My dad was also a big hiker. We started ...

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Dash Across Tioga Pass To The Eastern Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — We decided to do something different this weekend, so the hubs and I took off from our home in Coarsegold on Saturday morning for a quick trip over Tioga Pass to see what we could find. Typically, we are reservation-type people, but on this particular jaunt over to the Eastern Sierra, we decided to play it by ...

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Poker Run Benefits Caring Vets, Motorcycles And Cars Welcome

Submitted by Paul Hall – COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold-based Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC) is holding its annual Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Saturday, Sept. 8, to benefit the Caring Veterans of America, Inc. (CVA) Mountain folks are familiar with the beautiful new monument that stands majestically on the corner of Highway 41 and Road 415 in Coarsegold. On ...

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MY*Tri Youth Triathlon Returns To Bass Lake

OAKHURST – Registration is now open for the mountain area’s youth triathlon as the sixth annual Bass Lake MY*Tri returns on Saturday, Sept. 8. This super-fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5 – 17. Hosted by Miller’s Landing Resort on beautiful Bass Lake, just miles from Yosemite National Park, MY*Tri offers the perfect outdoor mountain venue and challenging courses for ...

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Tuolumne Meadows Through a Horse’s Ears

Riding horses in Yosemite’s beautiful high country is always a special treat. Riding along the trails in the Tuolumne Meadows area gave me a different perspective of the country, viewing the country through my horse’s ears. My friends were staying in one of the horse campsites at Tuolumne Meadows and invited me to come up and ride with them. How ...

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