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Hiking Up To Fresno Dome

How about a short hike not too far from home with beautiful views of Oakhurst and the surrounding mountains? It was known to the Mono Indians as “wah-me-yelo” (“the greeting place”), much more poetic of a name than Fresno Dome in my opinion. Where: Sierra National ForestDistance: 1.8 miles Difficulty: Easy to moderateElevation Range: 7,184′ – 7,503′Date: August 5, 2021CALTOPO: ...

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This is Us: Brenda Bernal Negley

Many people know me as the “tree-keeper” of Nelder Grove. I have a long family history with that particular grove and it’s really become a part of me. My grandfather worked at what’s now Westfall Ranger Station up by Sugar Pine when my grandparents met. My grandmother worked at the hotel around the corner. They dated for two weeks, got ...

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Leaf Peeping With Mom Around Nelder Grove

I had peeped on the eastern side of the Sierra and I had peeped in Yosemite Valley. It was now time to do a little peeping closer to home at Nelder Grove and mom was up for the adventure. But adventures do not always go as planned. Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder Grove Distance: About 1.5 miles, but you can ...

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The Railroad Fire And Nelder Grove One Year Later

CLOVIS – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Railroad Fire that burned last year on the Sierra National Forest (SNF) north of Oakhurst. The Railroad Fire, which began on Aug. 29, 2017, along Highway 41 between Sugar Pine and Fish Camp, threatened the communities in the area, closed down the highway for 11 days, and burned into the Historic ...

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Following The Railroad Fire On Graveyard Of The Giants

OAKHURST — If you’re curious about the recovery of our forest landscapes post-wildfire, particularly as that relates to local giant sequoia trees, then this may be the opportunity for you to learn more about this fascinating subject. On Saturday, July 14, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA) will host another tour, this one of the Graveyard of the Giants ...

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Summer Inspiration At Branches Books

OAKHURST — Everyone is invited to Branches Books & Gifts on Saturday, June 30, to visit with two local authors whose grasp of the natural world is inspirational, each in their own way. The author event takes place on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Click on image to enlarge. Brenda Negley is the author of Nelder ...

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Guided Tours Of Nelder Grove Area After The Railroad Fire

OAKHURST – Reserve your spot now for a tour of the Railroad Fire area, and experience the unique and beautiful wildflowers that blanket the landscape after a wildfire. Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines will lead a hike to see the mountain lady’s slipper orchids bloom near Nelder Grove on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ...

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Damage From Railroad Fire Closes Trail In Nelder Grove Area

OAKHURST – The devastation of last year’s Railroad Fire has forced the closure of a popular hiking trail in the Nelder Grove area. The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail will be closed until further notice. The Railroad Fire started Aug. 29, 2017, in the Sierra National Forest (SNF) south of Yosemite National Park, along Highway 41 near Sugar ...

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Fresno Flats First Friday: Nelder Grove, Part II

OAKHURST — Here’s a free event for history and nature-lovers: Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the April edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, Apr. 6, Brenda L. Negley will present “Nelder Grove, Part II,” with information on Nelder Grove history including the first inhabitants, first written accounts, John Muir, Galen Clark, John Nelder, ...

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