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Historic Equipment Burns At Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP — The Railroad Fire started just across the road from the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Hence the name. It burned to the north, past the Narrow Gauge Inn which is just feet away, then crossed the road to the east and destroyed several homes. But the railroad was spared. That was day one. On day two, erratic ...

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Update On The South Fork Fire Near Wawona

YOSEMITE — While the threat to the community of Wawona from the South Fork Fire has been mitigated, residents and visitors are being told to make pre-evacuation plans in case the Railroad Fire continues its march north. The South Fork Fire is now estimated at 5,191 acres with 44 percent containment. There are currently 101 personnel assigned to the incident. ...

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It’s ON: Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Deep Pit BBQ

OAKHURST – About 600-pounds of meat has been delivered for the much-anticipated Cedar Valley Fire Department Deep-Pit BBQ this weekend, and since so many people are looking for opportunities to support our firefighting community — this is the way to go. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. The Cedar Valley Fire ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer gone, this is the perfect time to spend the day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives and Jenny ...

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Boo! Hiss! Melodramas At GCT and Railroad

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theater (GCT) will present “An Evening of Melodrama,” with two plays in one show each night beginning Aug. 10 and running through Sept. 22. They’ll present “The Shagwood Secret,” along with “Run To The Roundhouse Nellie!” The theater group will also present a special performance of “The Shagwood Secret” at the Sugar Pine Railroad on ...

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Huell Charmed Everyone At The Sugar Pine Railroad

Submitted by Dale Clugston FISH CAMP – His interviewing style has many descriptions. Traditional and unflashy, awestruck curiosity and a relentless enthusiasm. I agree with all of that and maybe a couple of more. He was genuine and a true gentleman. I met Huell Howser when he visited the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad several years ago. Huell showed up ...

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Past Revisited At Old Logging Railroad

FISH CAMP – The sounds of train whistles have fallen silent at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad now that the season has ended, and have been replaced with sounds that haven’t been heard here in nearly a century. Logging operations have commenced at the railroad, which is surrounded by Sierra National Forest land. It is the first time the ...

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Hiking Through Mariposa Grove Up To Wawona Point

Hiking beside really old, tall trees that have tiny cones is always special and a bit of Galen Clark’s cabin history along the way made it even better. It had been a while since I had hiked in Mariposa Grove and I got an early start to beat the crowd. And you probably should be careful when you tell me ...

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Jazz and Trains in the Forest

FISH CAMP — Jazz in the forest? Who knew! With a Steinway, no less. The last few years have not been easy for iconic destination Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. In March 2017, railroad owner and local legend Max Stauffer passed away. Later that year, the eponymous Railroad Fire encroached on its perimeter and singed some of its land and ...

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