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Hiking up Briceburg’s Burma Road

It is a little early for flowers but it won’t be long before poppies and other wildflowers will be putting on a show here. I wasn’t hiking for flowers on this day though. I was hiking to get a good workout in. I loaded up my pack for a conditioning hike. Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation ...

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PG&E Donating Manzanita Lake Land for New County Recreation Area

NORTH FORK — Madera County will officially take ownership next week of a 140-acre parcel just north of Manzanita Lake. The densely thicketed forestland is being donated to the county by PG&E as part of a more-than-decade-old settlement tied to the utility’s 2004 bankruptcy filing. Madera County officials say they are grateful for the gift and now plan to develop ...

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Hiking in Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park

If you don’t have time for a trip up to Yosemite or the Federal lands near us and still want to get out and enjoy nature, you don’t have to go far to get your fix in our own backyard at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park off of Hwy 49 adjacent to Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. Although I walked a ...

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Hiking From Sky Harbor Along Millerton Lake

A good workout hike was what I needed and the trail out of Sky Harbor fit that bill. The valley’s patchy fog was lifting as I hiked, casting beautiful reflections in Millerton Lake as I dodged the cowpies on the trail. Where: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area, Bureau of Land Management Distance: 9.05 ...

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Escape with Sally to Moss Landing

I finally had a window between house projects, weather and commitments to escape, so Sally and I loaded up the camper and headed to Moss Landing. Just north of Monterey, it was the perfect place to relax and smell that ocean air. As soon as I checked in at the KOA and got the camper set up, there was a ...

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Hiking Along Hensley Lake on a Clear Winter Day

A short drive and a short hike gave me the outdoor break that I needed from working around the house and yard. I headed down the hill to hike along Hensley Lake, a rolling, hilly hike in the greening foothills. Where: Hensley Lake, Army Corps of Engineers Distance: 5.39 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you go ...

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Snowshoeing From Fish Camp with Sally and Raven

I got a lot done last week but a blog wasn’t one of those things that I accomplished. Since I wasn’t able to get out on a hike, I wanted to share a rerun of a good snowshoe hike that starts adjacent to the Tenaya Lodge. Although this blog may be from 2017, this adventure just may be perfect after ...

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Snowshoeing From Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Badger Pass Ski Area had just opened for the season and that meant that it was time for us to do some fun snow things. Those nordic trails were open, groomed, begging us to slap our snowshoes on and see the fabulous snow blanketed high country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.37 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,237′ to 7,382′ ...

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First Snowshoe Of The Year And We Headed To Tamarack Ridge

Beautiful snow was waiting for our adventure, snowshoeing along Tamarack Ridge above Shaver Lake. Where: Tamarack SNO-PARK, Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.11 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,460′ to 7,911′ Date: December 11, 2019 Maps: High Sierra Ranger District Winter Recreation Guide, Dinky Creek Topographic Quad Dog Hike? Maybe We were heading out on our first snowshoe adventure of the season ...

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