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Yosemite Your Way – With Expert Guidance

OAKHURST – You gaze, mesmerized, at the scene before you:  majestic Half Dome — known as Tis-sa-sak to the first settlers of this valley — crowns Tenaya Canyon leading to the Yosemite high country. El Capitan, sentinel of Yosemite Valley, guards the western edge. The scene is pure majesty, a valley ringed by mountains approaching 10,000 feet in elevation. You ...

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Hiking Yosemite’s Mono Pass Trail to Sardine Lakes

I thought of the people whose footsteps walked before me on the historic trail Mono Pass Trail. Native Americans have been using this trail to travel from the Mono Basin toward Tuolumne Meadows and beyond for eons. Miners with dreams of hitting a big gold strike walked on it. Mules carrying loads of whisky, and apparently sardines, to those miners ...

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A Historic Match Made on Railroad Tracks

OAKHURST–The weekend of Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 brings together two area icons:  Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park partnered with Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. The organizations share much in common in interpreting the history of our southern Yosemite/Sierra Nevada region. This isn’t the first time the two have joined together in projects. Fresno Flats assisted the ...

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Recipe of the Week: Oh-So-Berry Cobbler

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It’s alright to mix up the seasonal menu now and again by creating dishes out of the ordinary as a change up from the usual warm-weather favorites. It’s true for many fruits that the summer months are their ideal season. However, eating fruit plain can be boring and bland on a hot day. This summer, when heading to an event ...

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Ponderosa Seeks Local Picture for 2022 Directory

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MADERA COUNTY — Ponderosa, a family owned and operated technology provider, is searching for the perfect image to grace their 2022 directory cover. The telecommunications company is on the hunt for pictures that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and mountains. Your image could be in thousands of homes and businesses served by Ponderosa, and online at www.ponderosadirectory.com. The ...

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Beginning Tonight with The Grasskickers, Remainder of Music On The Green’s 2021 Season Cancelled

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council has canceled the remainder of the 2021 Music on the Green Summer Concert Series due to public health concerns. This cancelation applies to concerts scheduled for August 20 (the Grasskickers), August 21 (Mike Hammar and the Nails), August 27 (Good Medicine) and August 28 (Roger Perry). The Arts Council is hopeful for a ...

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Over the Garden Fence: UC Master Gardeners at the Mariposa County Fair!

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By UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County Do you have fruits and vegetables to enter into the fair? Maybe you have flowers, floral arrangements or potted plants you would like to enter. Entry forms are available at the Mariposa Fairgrounds and Exposition Center website. Produce and floral entry forms are accepted through Friday, August 27, by 5 p.m. at the ...

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The Week’s Events August 17 – August 22

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in our world all the way from Fish Camp to Madera. Want to know more about any event? Contact information and websites, where available, are listed below. Tuesday, August 17  Coarsegold Stampede Barrel Racing Time: 7:30 pm Location: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614 View Website Phone: (559) 281-5619 Email: coarsegoldstampede@gmail.com We Are One Art Exhibit Occurs: ...

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Hiking With Pikas & Marmots Up To Mount Dana

Sure wasn’t an easy hike up to the top of 13,061′ Mount Dana with 3,000′ gain in elevation over 2 1/2 miles, full of rocks of every size, shape and slipperiness on switchbacks too many to count. All of my hard work was richly rewarded with many Pikas and Marmots paying visits along the route. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 5.41 ...

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