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Scenic Byway Association Holds Status Meeting

NORTH FORK—A near-record crowd filled the North Fork Scout Building the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. They gathered for the annual general meeting of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA). Perhaps even more, they came to hear reports from U. S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel on the status of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (SVSB). The Byway consists ...

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Scenic Byway Meeting Coming Up

NORTH FORK—The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The meeting takes place at the Scout Building in North Fork at 6:00 pm. The Scout Building sits next to North Fork Town Hall at 32996 Road 228, and the public is invited to participate. US Forest Service Updates Sierra National Forest District ...

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Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure Triumphs

OAKHURST– Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure, a bike shop and outdoor adventure provider in the southern Yosemite region, is delighted to announce the successful launch of its first year offering guided biking and hiking experiences in the breathtaking Sierra National Forest. The company’s achievement culminated in acquiring a coveted special use permit after an extensive 19-month application process with the ...

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4th of July Holiday Safety in the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF)? Activities such as camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking and so many more in the great outdoors, are available for you in the SNF! Due to tremendous efforts by Forest Service, contractor, and volunteer personnel and ...

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Hikes for History: Camp Sierra to Big Creek Canyon

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SHAVER LAKE — Break out your hiking boots, everyone! Jim Gregory, a fourth-generation cabin owner at Camp Sierra, will be leading the parade from Camp Sierra to Big Creek Canyon along the Potholes Trail. The hike starts at the parking area of Camp Sierra and to the right of Abednego Cabin. The trail meanders down to the bottom of the ...

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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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Scout Troop 357 to Hold Recruitment Night in North Fork

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NORTH FORK — Scouting teaches many important skills that come in handy later in life, including first aid, cooking, camping, maps, and compasses, just to name a very few. Now your child can join this historic organization as North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night at the Scout Building in North Fork, located near ...

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Current Yosemite Conditions for February 3, 2023

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The Badger Pass A-frame is open for the 2023 Season!  The Badger Pass A-frame is open and staffed seven days a week by Wilderness staff to answer questions and issue backcountry Wilderness permits. Call 209-372-0408 for current ski and snow conditions. Snow Conditions With calmer and dryer conditions prevailing for the last two weeks, we have watched the snow consolidate ...

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Recreate Responsibly With These Helpful Reminders

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES —  Mother Nature is the best form of therapy. The sound of roaring falls and smell of blooming wildflowers. The deafening silence of freshly fallen snow on the ground. Recreate Responsibly (PDF) Not Just Yosemite But ALL Outdoor Lands Although the main attraction is Yosemite National Park, the idea of recreating responsibly shouldn’t be applied only to the ...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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