Sierra Star columnist Krizan featured in June 9 event at Oakhurst library

Rusting vestiges of mining equipment decorate the landscape at Lundy Mine in the Sierra.
Rusting vestiges of mining equipment decorate the landscape at Lundy Mine in the Sierra. Oakhurst Branch Library/courtesy Tony Krizan

Sierra Star columnist Tony Krizan will share his hiking experiences to mines in the Mountain Area at a special workshop Saturday, June 9 at the Oakhurst Branch Library, 49044 Civic Circle Drive.

The free event runs 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Since he was a teenager, hiking has been a passion for Krizan, a local adventurer, author and photographer who has spent more than 30 years hiking in the Sierra Nevada.

Along with stories about his local adventures to various mines in the Sierra, Krizan will punctuate his talk with a slide show presentation of photos taken on his trips.

According to Krizan, “we’ll travel back in time and visit areas around Tioga Pass Road in the1860s where the Great Sierra Mines and Dana City (now a ghost town) generated more than $300,000 in gold and silver – just a small portion of this gold-bearing area.

“And, for an added bonus, the climbing of three separate peaks, one of which is named Mount Dana and exceeds 13,000 feet, will be introduced in pictures,” he added.

Krizan’s presentation will end with the mines along Lake Canyon or the Lundy Mine area. After the presentation, books Krizan wrote detailing his hiking experiences will be available for purchase.

Krizan was born in Ohio and moved to Southern California where, he says, Lockheed Aircraft, General Motors, theater arts, music and real estate “seasoned” his life skills.

“During my productive working years, I always allocated time to hike in the Sierra. Writing for the Sierra Star newspaper helped hone those skills so I could share my private hiking moments.”

The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library and will be held in the library’s Community Room.

Details: 559-683-4838 or www.oakhurstfobl.com.