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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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Looking Back at 2019’s Sunsets

Watching a sunset is one of my teeny tiny adventures. Why do I love sunsets? Part of their beauty is the surprise of discovering just what kind of sunset it will become. 2019 sure treated us to some beautiful sunsets and I took a look back through my photos. December 31st was a dandy sunset, ending a year of many ...

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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Elks Club Hosts All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed Charity Fundraiser

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OAKHURST — The Elks Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat crab feed — and they supply the butter, as well as salad, garlic bread and linguini with clams. The popular event takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. 5 p.m. — No host bar 6 p.m. — Dinner $45 per person. $300 for a party of eight. Oakhurst ...

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34th Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

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OAKHURST – Cast your appetite toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer as the 34th Annual Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday,  Feb. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Rotary’s Crab Feed will serve a ton of crab. That’s right, 2,000 lbs. of ...

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Biscuits & Gravy at Rev’s Farm House

On December 22, I always start my day with biscuits and gravy. More about the why later but I chose to head to Rev’s Farm House in Oakhurst for this year’s biscuits and gravy. I arrived shortly after they opened and was greeted with a big smile from Cindy, inviting me to pick any table to sit at. I knew ...

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