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SNF Announces Kaiser Pass and Florence Lake Road Repairs

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra National Forest has announced that road work will begin on Monday, July 11. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of July. The work consists of patching potholes, improving turnouts, and restoring drainage functions on Kaiser Pass Road (see map below) and Florence Lake Road. Short delays are expected, and the public is ...

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Special Gifts to Make Dad Smile This Father’s Day

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FAMILY & CHILDCARE — Father’s Day brings a special opportunity each year to celebrate the dad in your life, whether it’s spent lighting a grill in the backyard, heading to the golf course or simply relaxing at home. Make his day one to remember by enjoying his favorite activities and giving a gift that’ll put a grin on his face. From ...

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Stage Coach Days Guided Adventure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Ever wonder what it was like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed all day guided adventure in the park organized through the Yosemite Conservancy. Long before automobiles were formally allowed in Yosemite, in 1913, visitors used stage coaches to visit the park and see the famous sights. During Stage Coach Days, ...

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Campfire Restrictions Lifted On The Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts have lifted Forest Order #05-15-18-14 Fire Restrictions, effective Oct. 22. Campfire permits are required on the Sierra National Forest for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside of a designated recreation area even when there are no “fire restrictions” in place. These permits ...

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Larry’s Blog: Maine Was The Best

Editor’s note: this is the fourth installment of Larry’s Blog about the epic motorhome trip he took with partner in crime Sue and Corgi dog Maggie May  — 10 Weeks, 34 States, 14,000 Miles And Still Married. We resume at the 8,000-mile mark. Here’s Larry: Finally, after 8,000 miles we arrived at the Maine Coast as close to the Canadian Border ...

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Larry And Sue’s USA Motorhome Adventure, Part II

2 ½ months, 14,000 miles, 34 states The only reservation we made was for a campsite at Flathead Lake in Montana. Made it with Sue’s daughter Jolie and her husband Derek. Oh yeah, and their two dogs! Click on images to enlarge. We’ve stayed at Flathead Lake in the past and love it. It’s huge and has great camping right ...

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Larry’s Blog: Granite Creek And Clover Meadow

Where’s Granite Creek? Clover Meadow? Way up past Mammoth Pool Reservoir and almost to the wilderness boundary separating Sierra National Forest from the east side of the Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain. Granite Creek Campground Clover Meadow Campground Accessible from either Beasore Road or Mammoth Pool Road. Beasore Road turns into dirt above Grizzly Road and it takes a bend East. Beasore ...

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Larry’s Blog: Henry Coe State Park

This is one of the more remote California State Campgrounds, as it’s off the beaten path but fairly close — located near Morgan Hill off the 101 Freeway. To get there, take Highway 41 towards Fresno, turn right on Highway 145 and then north on Highway 99. Then, take Highway 152 all the way to Gilroy, passing the San Luis ...

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Larry Likes: Red Rock Canyon State Park

Last April Sue and I (and Maggie, of course) camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park located just off Highway 14 just north of Jawbone Canyon. While it’s too hot there in the summer, it’s great in the cooler temperatures of the fall, winter and spring. From the website: Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and ...

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