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Yosemite updates; and, Chinese Camp and Groveland, CA, take you back into Gold Rush history!

  Old boarding house on Chinese Camp’s Main Street is slowly mouldering away! Old Chinese Camp Hotel, right off Hwy. 120 on Main Street – stop and tour the three blocks of old town on your way to Yosemite! Groveland’s old jail, dating to 1854, when the town was a lively Gold Rush stomping ground! […]

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Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valleys in a dry water year; still not to be missed!

  Hanging Rock juts from Glacier Point, with Yosemite Falls, running low on water, across the Yosemite Valley. Tourists hang from Glacier Point observation walk, with Half Dome looming in background. O’Shaunessy Dam, completed in 1923 and heightened in 1938, impounds Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and floods Hetch Hetchy Valley, for water bound for San Francisco, […]

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Hetch Hetchy Valley and Reservoir; undiscovered but stunning part of Yosemite!

          Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne Valley are close cousins to the mighty Yosemite Valley, virtually undiscovered and almost equally stunning.  Hetch Hetchy is just 115 miles and a scenic day-tour from Stockton! The Hetch Hetchy Valley was the scene of one of the most epic environmental battles 100 years ago, as John Muir, […]

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