Happy discovery! On Crane Valley Rd (221), just north of Manzanita Lake Rd,(222) going toward Bass Lake, I discovered something quite wonderful! Two full grown California Bush Anemones! That may not sound exciting, but in my own garden I had just discovered that my own California Bush Anemone, Carpenteria californica, finally, finally, had pushed up...Read more →
Locating a local landmark 7 Rock is a landmark referred to in the coverage of the recent Willow Fire, smoldering now, as this is written. Just where is 7 rock? ‘7 Rock’ is a granite formation surrounded by green pine trees, high on a mountain in the Sierra national Forest. It can be found...Read more →
Our adventure We had a dream to move out of Southern California away from the congestion and stress and switch from the daily commute to living in paradise in the Sierra foothills. Here is how we made the big move! Our Move: From Fullerton, CA to the foothills just south of Yosemite in 2005...Read more →
“Hmmm. Wonder where that goes?” My husband says as we pass by a hidden trail heading into the forest. Those are familiar words to me and a joy to him as a new trail is a treat to explore with his friends where they’ll find new routes long ago forgotten through the spectacular Sierra...Read more →
After establishing our home on Malum Ridge, looking out onto Peckinpah Mountain, I heard from neighbors about the logging history in our town of North Fork, CA. I became curious about the Peckinpah name and being a bit of a history buff, I decided to dig a bit further. This is what I found. Peckinpah Mountain rises...Read more →
This area around Oakhurst has everything we need and we had such a good feeling about it, ...enough so that when we started looking for property, it was easily found. In fact, Larry, without even seeing one place declared, “Put an offer in on it!”,... which is ultimately what we did.
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