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Challenge, camaraderie define 100-mile race

Challenge, camaraderie define 100-mile race

One hundred miles of murderous terrain stretches out the field of Western States Endurance Run, but the legendary race still sees an occasional photo finish. Those in Placer High School…

The Marmot

The Marmot

The marmot lies on gray rock, a mass of skin and soft fur; he rests, soaks up sun. He wears a blanket of his own silvery-brown comfort, glinting in…

Sierra Summits: “a guidebook with heart”

Sierra Summits: “a guidebook with heart”

Sierra Summits, Matt Johanson’s latest adventure guidebook, is his third and best effort.   Sub-titled A Guide to 50 Peak Experiences in California’s Range of Light, the…

Bear cubs find caring home

Bear cubs find caring home

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) received two new bear cubs which were both about four to six weeks old on March 12. They came from the Yreka, California area and…

Remember the Sky

Remember the Sky

Remember the river? Your toes curl over slippery rocks, soft gush twists through the valley bound by sprouted grass, thin strokes shivering in the breeze. Remember the mountains? Enormous bodies…

Yosemite climbing movies reach new heights

Yosemite climbing movies reach new heights

A climber risks his dream to help a friend. Another risks his life for hard-to-fathom reasons. Yosemite big wall climbing comes alive on the big screen like never…

Amazing trail, amazing people

Amazing trail, amazing people

John Muir Trail hikers rave about its extraordinary scenery, but perhaps for once we should rave about its extraordinary hikers. Among this year’s class are U.S. Army Sgt…

Discover delights besides the John Muir Trail

Discover delights besides the John Muir Trail

Hikers turn their minds to backpacking season in summer, and thousands of them covet a journey along the magnificent John Muir Trail, the 210-mile trek from Yosemite to Mount…

Read maps’ fine print to discover diverse history

Read maps’ fine print to discover diverse history

A map of the Sierra Nevada mountains reads like a fascinating history book. If you study one, you’ll read scores of names from European American men of the 19th…

Yosemite ranger reflects on “the most beautiful place in the world”

Yosemite ranger reflects on “the most beautiful place in the world”

Shelton Johnson, an interpretive ranger who’s educated visitors to Yosemite National Park for more than 24 years, shared these thoughts and insights in a special interview with Hayate Moro…