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North Fork Visitor's Center Open House Friday

NORTH FORK – The newest addition to downtown North Fork will open their doors on Friday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. and welcome folks to stop in and see what’s happening. The North Fork Visitor’s Center is ready for business at 33037 Road 222, next to North Fork Hardware. Their first full day will be Saturday, May 25, ...

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Tioga Road Opens With Limited Services

YOSEMITE – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 11, at 12 p.m. for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Opens For The Season

NORTH FORK – The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, a 100-mile journey through the Sierra National Forest adjacent to Yosemite National Park, has opened for the season. While not as well-known as its National Park neighbor, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway offers sweeping vistas that many feel rival those in Yosemite.

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Glacier Point Road Opens, Tioga Scheduled

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will once again have access to what is arguably one of the most spectacular vistas in the park as the Glacier Point Road opens for the season on Friday, May 3, at 12 noon. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point, with vault toilets on-site, but no running water.

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Visitors Bureau Releases New App

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB) announced the release of a new mobile app available for mobile devices running Apple and Android operating systems. The new app allows travelers to have access to all the information available on the YSVB website, such as lodging, dining and activities in Yosemite National Park and surrounding southern gateways of Madera County, ...

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Hetch Hetchy Road Opens Today

YOSEMITE – The Hetch Hetchy Road is scheduled to open Friday, Apr. 5. Construction project work will continue adjacent to O’Shaughnessy Dam, which will result in the parking area next to the dam to be closed Friday and Saturday, and potentially into the beginning of the week of April 8. Limited parking will be available at the backpacker’s parking area. ...

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The Far North

Chapter Three of our Alaska Adventure! We were at the halfway point of our month long journey from our home in Oakhurst, CA. We had driven the Alaska Highway and toured the Kenai Peninsula. Now we were headed North. We were camping in our car, an old Toyota 4-Runner. During the past 8 days, we traveled around the Southern part ...

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North Fork Starts Work On New Visitor's Center

NORTH FORK – Work is underway on a new Visitor’s Center in downtown North Fork. The new storefront will be next to North Fork Hardware at 33037 Road 222. When the community gathered back in September 2012 to discuss ideas for economic development, one of the things put forward by Scott Marsh, Chamber of Commerce president and owner of Slim’s ...

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Valley of the Moon- Funeraria

Hi all, greetings from the Valley of the Moon. Lots of good hiking and hiking companions here, but so far nothing worthy of photographing. Today we hike from Forestville to the tiny town of Graton (rhymes with satan), and had a lunch stop in the patio of a shop with a sign saying “Funeraria.” They make funeral urns and get ...

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Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula

We had traveled almost 3000 miles from our home in Oakhurst, CA in an old Toyota 4-Runner, which we had converted into our home on wheels, but we made it! We were officially in Alaska! We crossed the border at about 10:30 that morning and came into the town of Tok at 1:00 in the afternoon. We stopped at the ...

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