Tony Krizan

A Surprising Snow Storm in the mountains

So far this winter started out being very tame and I’m speaking about snow and freezing temperatures. Our previous six years have been moderate until the month of February 2019. On the evening of Monday the forth of February temperatures dropped below freezing accompanied by a serious storm. Overnight and by morning this innocent storm deposited over 12 inches at my home in Bass Lake Heights. Those of us in this neighborhood who had commitments, such as jobs, attending school etc. were now snow bound. The snow fall was a problem and the steep hills of Balsam and Manzanita Drive added to this scenario. Both roads were the only streets leading to Highway 426 and Oakhurst.

Tony Krizan

Through the woods and over the snow

A few years ago, I wrote about accepting a daily weather report for mountain hiking without confronting a second source. The weather report stated possible snow flurries scheduled for that evening. If I depart early morning, I can complete my three-hour hike before noon. This future storm should not interfere with my adventure. My personal reason for this hike is to establish a new pathway through a wilderness area of Goat Mountain.

Tony Krizan

Yosemite Trail: Lost in Time

Tony Krizan writes about Sierra hiking adventures for the Sierra Star newspaper in Oakhurst, CA. In this column, he recounts a hiking trip from a trailhead leading to the Old Wawona Stagecoach Road.

Caruthers High steamrolls Yosemite 57-20 in D-V playoff

Caruthers High advanced to a quarterfinal date with Firebaugh after beating Yosemite 57-20 in the first round of the Central Section Division V football playoffs Friday, Nov. 2.