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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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    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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