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    Revisiting P40 crash site

    Quite a few years have passed since I've driven the old dirt, mountain roads above Bass Lake. My current objective is to locate for the second time a P40 crash site on Grays Mountain. This aircraft was one of five that crashed from the 57th Aero Squadron on a training mission during the fall of ...

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    Revisiting Corbertt Lake

    Here it is the end of September and will I have time to revisit Corbertt Lake, which I haven't seen since 1996. Four days into my seven-day vacation within the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the mild fall weather changed. From sunny, warm and clear to storm clouds and rain, and even snow above 8,000 feet...

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    Rarely seen Edison Lake air strip

    Who would think a body of water that was created by the Edison Company for electricity in 1954 with a shore line of 13 miles, would today contain only 6% of its normal 4.2 million cubic feet capacity. This is our fourth year of drought and it's sad to see our wilderness landscaping suffer. Those...

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    Amelia Earhart Peak

    Who was Amelia Earhart? Now if you enjoy reading about aviation, especially its history during the early 20th century, this lady was one of the first women to set aviation records.

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    Yosemite's diving board not for inexperienced

    Without some research one would not know that Yosemite National Park has two diving boards. One diving board is located at the top of Half Dome and the second is located just below Half Dome on the lower west side. This article will introduce you to the diving board located below Half Dome on the...

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    What have you been missing?

    How many times while hiking have you hurried through an area, just to arrive at your destination at a set time? Have you ever stopped along the way, looked around to see what you have been missing? I have been guilty of this practice for many years and within this article I will introduce you to...

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    Kings Canyon 73-year-old mystery

    What happened to that old saying; the third time is a charm? I must say, maybe I misunderstood that quote. In late July my two loyal hiking buddies Clem Bingham and Fred Cochran decided once again to search for and solve that 73-year-old aircraft mystery. If you have followed my articles since 2010...

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    Climbing Yosemite's High Cathedral Rock

    I'm eating lunch perched on top of one huge boulder resting within the saddle on route to the summit of High Cathedral Rock in Yosemite. Around me are a few ancient sugar pine trees and manzanita bushes filling in the open spaces within this narrow passage. A few song birds are singing as they maneuver...

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    Conquering Mount Morgan at 13,748 feet

    It was in June of 2013 that Fred Cochran, Clem Bingham and I planned our climb to Mount Williamson. To our surprise, because of late spring storms, the desert road to our trailhead was victim to flash flooding. So we referred to our backup hike, Mount Morgan at 13,748 feet. Would you believe this...

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    Hiking the Hoover Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail

    Let's take a drive through Yosemite National Park, over Tioga Pass Road to the Hoover Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail.

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