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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Soda Springs

Hello, let me introduce myself: Larry Langley, living in the great little town of North Fork. My wife Sue and I love living in the Sierra Foothills along with our long haired Corgi named Maggie May. I should warn you that Maggie might appear in a lot of our photos. 1. She’s cute. 2. She’s my pal. My posts will ...

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Hiking From Chiquito Trailhead to Chain Lakes

The trail was tricky. Much of it was covered with snow up to 5 foot drifts and we sloshed through stretches that were covered in water. The creeks were high but our persistence rewarded us with a lake that was still partially iced over and bordered by snowy mountains. Where: Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Yosemite National Park Distance: ...

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Campfires Allowed On Sierra NF Over 4th Of July Weekend

CLOVIS – This year the Sierra National Forest (NF) will not be implementing campfire restrictions over the 4th of July holiday. Although the wet winter contributed to an abundance of new grass and brush, criteria used for activation of campfire restrictions based on fire danger indices and fuel moisture conditions do not fall into the range that would restrict campfire ...

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Update On The Camp Fire Near Bass Lake 4 PM

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Crews are making good progress on the Camp Fire, burning 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road near Forest Road 6S06. Firefighters now have a hose lay around the entire perimeter, and the fire is 30 percent contained. The Camp Fire was reported at about 1 p.m. today, and is holding at 5-10 acres. Forward progress has ...

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Fire Burning On Sierra National Forest Near Central Camp

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Just after 1 p.m. today as crews were beginning mop-up on a series of fires that sparked along Highway 41 in Coarsegold, crews were called to respond to a report of fire burning on the Sierra National Forest, 4.6 miles up Central Camp Road. The fire was called in by a North Fork resident who owns ...

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Sierra National Forest Solicits Campground Concessionaires

CLOVIS – Sierra National Forest (NF) announced today the solicitation for two recreation site special use permits in the forest. Application proposals will be accepted for a period of 30 days, following a legal notice publication on June 22, in The Fresno Bee. This publication is the exclusive means for calculating the 30 day application acceptance period. The Sierra NF ...

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Road Damage On Sierra National Forest – Whisky Falls Washout

NORTH FORK — As folks plan outings into the Sierra National Forest this summer, they need to be aware of the damage done to access roads across the Forest due to this winter’s heavy rains. Many are asking specifically about the road to Whisky Falls (Forest Road 8S09) from Cascadel Woods, which is washed out about 1.6 miles up the ...

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Hiking up to Little Shuteye Peak

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We hiked off trail through brush, snow, crossing small creeks and swamps to get our reward of seeing a very rare flower and wonderful views of snowcapped high peaks. And, who knew that a small toad was a peak bagger? Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.32 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 7,188′ – 8,353′ Date: June 14, 2017 Maps: Little ...

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Weather Delays Some Campground Openings On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – After an extraordinary winter on the Sierra National Forest (SNF), some campgrounds remain closed due to snow and rain amounts that haven’t been seen in years. Some campground closures are due to inaccessibility — with snow still measurable in feet in the higher elevations — extremely wet conditions, and damage to roads on the forest. In recognition of ...

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Water Levels Are High On The Sierra National Forest

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – With the warm summer weather upon us, it is time to enjoy the rivers, streams and lakes on the Sierra National Forest (SNF). These waterways continue to be fed by the melting snows over the High Sierra. The Upper Kings, San Joaquin and Merced rivers will continue to run with swift and extremely cold water. Bass, ...

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