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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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    Rekindling memories on Mary’s Mountain

    During the past few decades, one of my favorite recreational areas is Mono Hot Springs.

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    Yosemite’s Sentinel Dome and Taft Point

    It has been quite a few years since I experienced the hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.

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    Changes can be rewarding

    Sometimes the best laid plans can force one into an unexpected decision. That is what happened this season when Fred Cochran, Clem Bingham, and I decided once again to accept the challenge of hiking to the summit of Mount Williamson at 14,379 feet.

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    El Capitan’s Cap

    For many years I’ve driven into Yosemite Valley and I’ve always been amazed at the majestic sculptors that the receding glaciers millions of years ago left for us to enjoy. Those towering cliffs made me feel welcome ... maybe they were protecting me from all outside influences.

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    Achieving a personal goal

    Many of you have been following the achievements of my hiking partners, Clem Bingham, and Fred Cochran, and I, through my column, “Mountain Secrets,” over the years in the Sierra Star, and sierrastar.com.

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