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Boy Scout Troop 357 to Hold Special Recruitment Night

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NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night on Monday, October 24. The event will take place at the Scout Building which is located near the Town Hall in North Fork. The special event begins at 7 p.m. and runs to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at 32996 Road 228, ...

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Celebration of Life for Robert Eugene “Bear” Warren, Jr.

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Robert Eugene “Bear” Warren, Jr. August 2, 1956 – August 22, 2022 Robert Eugene Warren, Jr., also known as Bear, passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 22, 2022. Born August 2, 1956, he joined the Navy at 18 and after a short stint he was discharged under honorable conditions. Bear was a single father of identical twin boys, Chad ...

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History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob. In 1969, a year after the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) was formed, the ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 to Hold Special Recruitment Night

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NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night on Monday, May 23, at the Scout Building, located near the Town Hall in North Fork. This special event begins at 7 p.m. and runs to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at 32996 Road 228, in North Fork. All boys from age ...

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Hiking Hite’s Cove Trail With Wildflowers and Newts

Wildflower season has definitely arrived in the Merced River Canyon. And, it was a 15 newt day on the Hite’s Cove Trail! If you don’t feel like going the distance that I did on the Hite’s Cove Trail, the most concentrated area of poppies is within the first 1/2 mile or so. But that is also the most concentrated area ...

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Hiking From Briceburg Down The Historic Merced River Trail

Wildflowers, miners, gold mines, an old railroad bed and a beautiful but deadly river all have roles in this week’s blog. Oh, and can’t forget about the geese!Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation Management AreaDistance: 13.36 miles round trip but you can go shorter or longerDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 1,001′ – 1,215′Elevation Total Ascent: 1,125′Date: March 7, 2022CALTOPO: ...

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Hiking From Briceburg up the Burma Grade to the Gate

It was a little early for Merced River Canyon’s wildflower show but the right time to get in a good winter conditioning hike with some miles and a climb along the Merced River at Briceburg. Where: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Merced River Recreation Management AreaDistance: 10.6 miles roundtrip but you can go shorter or longerDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: ...

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History Mystery #106: The Adventurous Miss Kitty

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By Debby Carter, Librarian, Sierra Historic Sites Association You’ve probably seen this famous old photo of two daring ladies posing at Glacier Point. In the August 16, 1962, issue of the Sierra Star, the photo was posted requesting any information about these two ladies. Two weeks later, a letter to the editor was posted in the Star with just that ...

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Hiking to Hite’s Cove: It’s Poppy Season!

The Merced River Canyon’s Hite’s Cove Trail has reopened just in time for a glorious poppy extravaganza. It has been 3 long years since it was closed from the Ferguson Fire. If you don’t feel like going the distance that I did, the most concentrated area of poppies is within the first 1/2 mile or so. But that is also ...

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