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    Memorial to the Sierra Nevada

    During the past six months I kept up my routine of hiking within the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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    Wildflowers of Hite’s Cove

    After four years of drought those colorful wildflowers that have been patiently waiting for a spring rain can now celebrate.

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    Hidden treasures

    A few years ago I was talking to an individual who has spent over 20 years hunting within the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As our conversation progressed he spoke about a downed aircraft he stumbled upon two years ago. His subject forced me to probe into the location of this lost aircraft. After many...

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    Ski and snowshoe season

    What does one do with a new pair of skis or snowshoes? You contact your friends with the same equipment and plan a day playing in the mountains.

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    Seven ‘must do’ hikes for 2016

    Another year has passed and I’d like to reflect a bit on those exciting times hiking during 2015, and make some suggestions for some “must do” hikes during 2016.

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    A hike to Cascadel Point

    This morning I decided to join the senior hiking group on their outing to Cascadel Point led by Bruce Busch of North Fork.

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    Locating the historic tree on the Snaffle Bit Trail

    After three attempts to locate that historic cedar tree standing somewhere along the five miles of the Snaffle Bit Trail near Wawona, I decided a fourth attempt was necessary.

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    Where are you Snaffle Bit Blaze?

    As I had mentioned in my last Sierra Star column, I vowed to return to the Snaffle Bit Trail and continue my quest to locate the imprint of a snaffle bit embedded on a cedar tree.

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    Snowshoe season has arrived

    Almost a week ago, the first snow finally blanketed our surrounding mountains. Now is the time to open the closet door and shake the dust off our snowshoes and skis, as winter sports are about to begin in and around Yosemite National Park.

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    Another Sierra mountain secret

    What is a snaffle bit? Are you confused? I was until this proper name was explained. A snaffle bit is used to control a horse by inserting the bit in its mouth. The name snaffle is a German title for which the bit was named.

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