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    Treasures of Death Valley

    NOTE: This is the first of a two-part story about the treasures of Death Valley

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    Visit Yosemite's mining history

    Let's travel back in time and visit the areas around Tioga Pass Road. From the 1860s, more than 350 active mining claims were recorded, which introduced the gold boom of 1880. This new activity lasted until 1884 which generated more than $300,000 in gold and silver from the Great Sierra Mines.

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    The legend of Squaw Leap

    When winter arrives high elevation hiking is forgotten and many lower elevation trails become popular. One such trail, the Squaw Leap Ridge Trail, is located between North Fork and Auberry.

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    Where is Melvin Road?

    Two weeks ago I was searching through my file cabinet and pulled out one of my old real estate files. In the 1990s, I handled mining claims for clients who were looking for a different type of real estate investment.

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    Yosemite trail lost in time

    Like many of us I enjoy the adventure of visiting and exploring Yosemite National Park. How many times have you driven the winding Wawona Road (Highway 41)? Have you ever asked yourself, what secrets remain hidden within these mature pine, cedar and oak trees?

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    Plenty of excitment for one day

    This will be the beginning of another early morning conditioning hike within our area mountains. Not many vehicles on the road for this morning drive to the Thornberry Mountain trailhead.

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    Defender of the Arch near Edison Lake

    Every adventure into the wilderness has its surprises. It could be an old gold mine forgotten over a century ago. Was it abandoned because that precious yellow metal played out from within its depths?

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    Snow season arrives for Mountain Area

    December arrived and ushered in the first major snow storm of the season. Soon the ski lifts at Badger Resort and China Peak will open to once again test our skills at down-hill and cross-country skiing.

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    Treking along forgotten Wawona Stage Coach Road

    It was during the fall of 2012 I first experienced the old Wawona Stage Coach Road above the Wawona Tunnel, in Yosemite National Park. The short three hour hike to Inspiration Point was enough to tease me into researching this old forgotten road.

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    Locating Fort Monroe

    Last month I decided once again to hike the old Wawona Stage Coach Road from the Bridalveil Fall parking lot. My objective is to locate the historic relay station called Fort Monroe.

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