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Sierra Star columnist, author, adventurer Tony Krizan will present “Forgotten Trails” lecture series

Tony Krizan, local adventurer, author, photographer, and Sierra Star columnist (Mountain Secrets), will share his 30 plus years of hiking experiences and photos with the “Forgotten Trails” lecture series.

The series kicks-off Saturday, April 5, with “Great Sierra Mines and Trails Along Tioga Pass Road.” This slide show presentation will feature the area west of Tioga Pass Road and will feature a special segment for those who have an interest in the history of old gold mines.

The series will run monthly from April through September. The presentations will be held 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites located on Highway 41 in Oakhurst (behind Denny’s). The presentation is open to the public and is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.

This lecture series is one of the many area events scheduled to honor President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30, 1864.

Krizan’s six-event lecture series will feature wilderness hiking trails within the mountains surrounding Yosemite. His slide show presentations will allow you to experience the trails and endless views from various mountain locations and learn about the area’s history.

Tony Krizan lecture series schedule

*Saturday, April 5 - Great Sierra Mines and trails along Tioga Pass Road*Saturday, May 10 - Minaret Mountain Adventure*Saturday, June 21 - Wawona Old Stagecoach Road*Saturday, July 19 - Lost in Kings Canyon, Curtis Wright P40 Aircraft*Saturday, Aug. 16 - Minaret Mountain Adventure*Saturday, Sept. 13 - Wawona Old Stagecoach Road

After the presentation, autographed copies of Krizan’s two books on hiking those historic Yosemite Trails will be available.

Details: lecture series, yosemitethisyear.com — Yosemite Grant Act, nps.gov/yose/anniversary.

—Yosemite Sierra Visitos Bureau

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