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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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    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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