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Volunteer Now To Be A Fire Lookout On Miami Mountain

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Volunteers are now being recruited for the season to serve as fire lookouts on Miami Mountain. Miami Mountain is a lookout tower located northwest of Nippinawasee and is staffed throughout the fire season by Forest Service Volunteers. The tower is a great asset to our mountain community because it is situated in a prime location and ...

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Hiking from Savage’s Trading Post up the Hite Cove Trail

Wildflowers are putting on a show in the Hite Cove area right now. Redbuds were in their prime and the poppies were looking mighty pretty, along with all other kinds and colors of flowers. And those Sierra Newts were out and about. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 9.24 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 1,400′ – 1,694′ Date: April ...

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NatureBridge Summer Backpacking Program For Teens

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, leads life-changing backpacking programs for high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one-week and two-week programs offer the perfect mix of backpacking, science, and adventure and give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in two of the most iconic ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Transplanting Seedlings

By Brian David —  Efficient transplanting is a gradual process. Changing a plant’s environment and routine shocks them. Hardening off new container seedlings may take two weeks. So, place container seedlings outside for a couple hours their first day, increasing their stay by two hours each consecutive day. If you are gone during the day, place the seedlings in a ...

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Veteran’s Stand Down Includes Rock Therapy

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style Stand-Down on Saturday, Apr. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Sierra Pines Church, sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The upbeat day offers friendship, free food, gear, haircuts and entertainment by the band Rock Therapy. Organizers also plan to have benefit advisers on hand to provide ...

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Not Snowshoeing Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK Area

We did not snowshoe Tamarack Ridge but we carried our snowshoes all day thinking that we would. We headed up above Shaver Lake to find well packed snow and once we left the main trails, that snow was pristine and untouched by people. Where: Tamarack Ridge SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.82 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,354′ to 7,800′ ...

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Larry’s Blog: East Coast And Vietnam Memorial

Editor’s note: this is the fifth installment of Larry’s Blog about the epic motorhome trip he took with partner in crime Sue and Corgi dog Maggie May  — 10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles And Still Married.  We resume with Larry on the East Coast.  Hated to leave Maine as it was awesome, but further East Coast adventures awaited us. Of ...

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Yosemite High Decathletes Bring Home Two Medals

SACRAMENTO — Yosemite High School students competed and medaled at the state Decathlon against nearly 600 decathletes from throughout California. The Yosemite Team includes Olivia Mattos, Kelsey Montalto, Hannah Hurtado, Bryce Talbot, Alexia Dahlin, Burke Stewart, Emily Anderson, Dillon Doss.  Coach: Carole Calderwood Bryce Talbot earned a silver medal in speech with a near perfect score. He competed in the ...

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Uplifting Lip Dub: Minarets Single-Take On Positivity

​O’NEALS — Every year Minarets High School participates in a school-wide Lip Dub. What is a Lip Dub, you might ask? It combines lip syncing and audio dubbing to make a music video, done in a single unedited shot throughout multiple buildings and locations. It’s been a Minarets tradition since 2012 as a way to bring the entire campus together, ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, and 34 other projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite to be inspiring, just like ...

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