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    Discover Death Valley

    If you like narrows, rock art, fossils, or all three, put Marble Canyon on your preferred list when visiting Death Valley. Whether you’re driving along the scenic 4x4 canyon road or hiking the remote narrows within the Cottonwood Mountains, here one can see the ancient petroglyphs adorning...

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    Death Valley’s polished canyon walls

    After completing the hike to the Panamint Dunes this morning, we drove past Stovepipe Wells and continued to the Mesquite Campground. This will be our camping area for the next two days, because Scotty’s Castle and Fall Canyon are located close by. Those terrible winds we experienced the ...

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    Creatures abound in Death Valley

    After two evenings of high winds, we welcomed this calm morning with only a slight breeze. Now to pack up our vehicle, depart to the desert floor, and locate the dirt road that leads to the trailhead for Panamint Dunes. They are located on the north end of Panamint Valley at the foot of Hunter Mountain...

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    Krizan speaks Saturday at Southgate Hotel

    Tony Krizan, Sierra Star columnist (”Mountain Secrets”), adventurer, and photographer will present “Minaret Mountain Adventure,” 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, 40644 Highway 41.

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    A strenuous but rewarding hike to ‘Slick Rock’

    How many of us have heard of the mountain above Bass Lake called “Slick Rock?” When I first moved into Oakhurst in 1989, this was the mountain I saw during the early morning looking across my deck through my bedroom sliding doors. The contrast between the sun peaking over the forest...

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    Another historic stagecoach road

    If we research the map of Oakhurst, we will find a few forgotten roads that were carved into the Madera County mountains by our early pioneers.

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    Mysteries surrounding Corlieu Falls

    Myself, as well as many of you, have hiked the remote trail along Lewis Creek. The most popular route is from Cedar Valley hiking up-stream past Corlieu Falls and finish at the parking lot above the falls. Keep in mind hiking from the parking lot is much easier, going downhill.

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    Memories of Stevenson Falls

    Not all exciting hiking trails are hidden with the tree cover of our local mountains. When winter season approaches and the sport of skiing and snow showing is not the choice of recreation? Do we wait until spring to enjoy the outdoors? Here is one local adventure that may not be on those narrow...

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    Ragged Peak experience

    How about another adventure along the eastern boundary of Yosemite National Park? With my two hiking partners Clem Bingham and Fred Cochran we decided to challenge ourselves into hiking (climbing) to the summit of Ragged Peak. After researching the local topo map, a departure from the Lambert Dome...

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    Memories of snowshoeing Mariposa Grove loupe

    Winter has finally arrived and now to set aside time to enjoy our mountain snow. If down-hill skiing is a little too adventurous, why not try cross-country skiing or even slow your pace a little and try snowshoeing. This was my introduction story in the Sierra Star Newspaper to the snow season of...

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