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Cumulus clouds scud above a group of hikers on Cloud’s Rest Trail in Yosemite, courtesy Tony Krizan

Local Hiking Trails Featured In Library Presentation

From Eagle Rock above Yosemite Falls

OAKHURST — Local adventurer, author and photographer Tony Krizan has spent more than 30 years hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

On Saturday, May 11, he’ll share his personal experiences hiking along local area trails in a slide show presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Oakhurst Branch Library’s Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst.

“Hiking has been a passion of mine ever since I was a teenager growing up in Ohio,” says Krizan who moved to Oakhurst after living in Southern California for 29 years.

Spectacular Yosemite Falls

“During my working years, I always made time to hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. And, writing for the Sierra Star newspaper after moving here helped hone my writing skills so I could share my private hiking moments in our California mountains,” he adds.

According to Krizan, his slide show presentation will feature 24 local trails, each of which shares something unique about the “many personalities of our mountain wilderness.”

Some of those trails around Oakhurst include Clouds Rest and Yosemite Falls in Yosemite, Liberty Cap, Nevada Falls, Devils Slide, Red Rock Falls and a host of others. Krizan said these “memorable” hikes can vary from one hour to all day.

“This program is a ‘must attend’ for those people who seek the adventure of our surrounding mountains,” he continued.

Liberty Cap above Nevada Falls

Krizan said all of his adventures reflect his personal moments with nature and he only shares adventures he has personally experienced. After the presentation, three books Krizan wrote detailing his hiking experiences over the years will be available for purchase.

Photos courtesy Tony Krizan

The free workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Questions? Call the library at (559) 683-4838.

Local adventurer and author Tony Krizan

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