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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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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. One-way traffic control on Route 140 from the Bear Creek Bridge in Briceburg to Foresta Road in El Portal for utility work beginning Monday, August 16, through Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute ...

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Ferguson Rock Shed Project Enters Another Important Phase

Image of the Ferguson rock shed.

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the process of dislodging overhanging rocks at the site of the Ferguson rock slide and will begin removing more than 100,000 tons of rocks this month as it continues the Ferguson Rock Shed project on State Route 140 in the Merced River Canyon. Approximately 20 trucks, each with 20 ...

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The Week’s Events – Tuesday, August 3 to Monday, August 9

Oakhurst – TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021 Coarsegold Stampede Barrel Racing – 7:30 pm Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614 View Website Madera County Arts Council & Circle Gallery 10 AM – 6 PM 424 N. Gateway Drive, Madera, CA 93637 Occurs: Every week on Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, until August 27, 2021 View Website WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, ...

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One-way Traffic Control on Route 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. Work is scheduled to occur as follows: • One-way traffic control on Route 140 from the Bear Creek Bridge in Briceburg to Foresta Road in El Portal for utility work beginning Monday, August 9, through Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 6:00 ...

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Hiking From Bridalveil Campround Looped Along Empire Meadows

Fireweed was the star of the wildflower show on my looped hike from Bridalveil Campground through Empire Meadows. A sea of brilliant pink with crazy billowy blooms were throughout the Empire Fire burn. Wildflowers are putting on a tremendous show right now in the meadows off of Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park and if you want to see ...

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The Week’s Events July 26 – August 1

A bit of a change this week:  Scroll down for a list of recurring events as well as select events in Yosemite National Park. There’s lots to do in our mountain area. Get out there! THIS WEEK’S EVENTS THURSDAY, JULY 29 Make & Take Wine Cork Birdhouse at Yosemite Wine Tails 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Admission: $20. Advance Reservations Required ...

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Missing Yosemite Hiker’s Body Found Near Mount Clark

YOSEMITE  – Mr. Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno, Nevada, was found deceased and his body recovered on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, near the summit of Mount Clark. Missing since Saturday, July 17, from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark – Mr. Zalokar used an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. He did not return to Yosemite Valley. If you ...

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