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The Gardens of Alcatraz

Cold, grey, foggy, grim, yes, but thanks to volunteer gardeners, Alcatraz Island is awash in color. Pat and I braved the Highway 101 traffic and toured the island. If you like flowers, this is the time to go. On Wednesday afternoons there are docents in the Officers’ Row gardens who are happy to talk to you.

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Alder Creek Falls Hike 2015

My favorite part of this hike is seeing those harlequin lupine when they are blooming. We lucked out and there were many beautiful displays of yellow, purple and pink harlequins lining the trail in places and grouped together is other spots.

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Mounted Ministry: Tony Monroe Of Cross And Horse

OAKHURST – You’ve probably seen him on one of his horses, the lone man riding carefully down Road 426 towards town in the early dusk, or walking slowly around the perimeter of the high school campus, down School Road, around Fresno Flats. His name is Anthony Francis Monroe, and he goes by the name of Tony. He and four horses ...

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Vote Now To Help Exchequer Win $100K

COUNTY – Great news moving forward in Exchequer Mountain Bike Park’s quest for a $100,000 grant from Bell Helmets to build an extreme downhill mountain bike trail: out of three contenders in their division, Exchequer is officially the West Coast Finalist and will now compete nationally for the grand prize award.

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Upcoming Events On The Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK – There a lot happening this summer along the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. The vistas are breathtaking, and there’s a lot less traffic than you’ll find in Yosemite. If you haven’t driven the Scenic Byway, make it a point to experience the beauty in your own back yard this summer. Here is some of the news, plus ...

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Fish Out $55,000 At Bass Lake Fishing Derby

BASS LAKE – Snag a fish during the 35th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby for a chance to win a portion of the $55,000 prize money swimming through the clear mountain waters on May 2 and 3. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, this fun and competitive fishing event kicks off the summer season at the popular Bass ...

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Yosemite Joins National Find Your Park Movement

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Mar. 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service ...

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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike

Brilliant orange poppies in the Merced River Canyon area are always beautiful to see in the spring but the drought has not been kind to them this year. They are tenacious, still trying their best to put on a showy display in the Hite Cove area, even though it will for a short time frame this spring. In past years, ...

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Yosemite Kicks Off Anniversary Celebration

YOSEMITE – With the backdrop of spectacular Yosemite Falls, a special ceremony in Yosemite National Park will kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. Ranger Gabriel Lavan-Ying, who became an Honorary Park Ranger last summer through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will make his first visit back to the park and will be appointed the Honorary Chairman for the park’s 125th anniversary.

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Outdoor Adventures In Yosemite For 2015

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy has unveiled a compelling line-up of Outdoor Adventures for 2015 with more than 60 programs for visitors to explore the park on guided adventures with local experts involving backpacking, photography, bird watching and more. Summer Camp for grown-ups, beginning backpacking and hikes to rarely seen alpine areas are among the guided outdoor adventures offered for visitors ...

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