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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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    Mariposa History Hike

    Are you tired of those winter hikes that restrict you to the lower elevations of the San Joaquin Valley? Before our snow level descends below 4,000 feet, let’s take a drive to Mariposa and head north to Jerseydale. From the Forestry Fire Station take the two-mile drive to the forestry security...

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    Mountain hiking

    Winter has once again arrived in our local mountains above Oakhurst.

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    Panamint City in Death Valley

    Most of us at one time or another has dreamed about visiting one of those remote western ghost towns located here within the Sierra Nevada Mountains. During April of 2006 I chose to explore the gold and silver mining town of Panamint City, which is snuggled within Sunrise Canyon deep in the mountains...

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    Anytime of year, Ostrander Lake is a great hiking experience

    Yosemite National Park has a wilderness location ideal for those of us who have that desire to spend overnight next to a remote mountain lake. The trailhead is located just south of Glacier Point Road. During the winter months, one can snowshoe or cross country ski to this almost seven mile round...

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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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