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If you are discussing the Chinese Horoscope for 2018, you’d be focusing on the Lunar New Year of the Earth Dog, which began on February 4th.  The characteristics applied to persons born under this influence are: cheerful, balanced, pleasant, loyal,…
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One of the most exciting happenings in Yosemite National Park in 2018 was the reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.  The largest of Yosemite’s three groves of giant sequoias, the Mariposa Grove had been closed for restoration since 2015. …
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October marked the 50-year anniversary of the Nation Trails System Act, signed by President Johnson to promote “the preservation of public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciate of the open-air, out-door areas and historic resources of the…
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Yosemite National Park is roughly divided into 5 areas (Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, Wawona and Glacier Point).  The Hetch Hetchy area is in the northwestern part of Yosemite and has its own entrance gate.  Because it’s a bit off the…
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Driving from the Groveland Hotel  to Yosemite National Park, you get a glimpse of the massive Stanislaus National Forest.   Larger than Rhode Island, the Stanislaus National Forest covers 1,403.3 square miles (3,634.5 square kilometers) and spans…
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It is a common misconception that all bears hibernate in the winter. In the Sierra Nevada it does not get cold enough, and the winter is short here, so bears do not need to go to sleep all winter long.  Hibernation is a form of energy conservation, as it…
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What’s the best season to visit Yosemite?  Winter! Accessible year round, Yosemite Valley’s granite beauty is just as impressive in the winter.  Whether you want to snowshoe across untouched snow, take a guided full moon walk, shop at the Ansel Adams…
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Believe it or not, California does have seasons – but they change fast!  Right now you can catch Fall foliage colors, though in some spots of the higher Sierra you may have already missed them. As you pass through Groveland on your way to Yosemite, you’ll…
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