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Free Guided Tour Of Nelder Grove

MADERA COUNTY – The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association is leading another beautiful and informative tour of one of the many scenic wonders in our own back yard.

Explore the Secrets Of Nelder Grove on Saturday, Aug. 10, as 2013 National Forest Service Volunteer of the Year, Brenda Negley shares well known and secret places in Nelder Grove.

If you haven’t been to the grove, or even if you have, this will be a delightful day of exploring this local grove of massive redwoods.

Brenda Negley, has been visiting the grove since she was a young girl. Her grandparents were the original docents and identified almost all of the trees as well as writing a manual on all aspects of the grove.

After marrying and moving back to the area, Brenda became the docent, spending summers with her family at the grove. She also started the organization Friends of Nelder Grove.

The tour will include a interpretive talk and walk to the Chimney tree and Bull Buck tree, one of the largest trees in the world.

Brenda wants everyone to know that the yellow jackets are out, and of course bringing water is a good idea.

Everyone will gather at the Mountain House Restaurant Parking lot at 42515 Highway 41 and Bass Lake Road (Road 222) at 9 a.m.

There is no cost for the tour, and participants need to bring their own picnic lunch.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

For more info, contact Doug Waltner or call 559-877-2760 or visit the Byway website at

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