Category: Garden trails

Easy Yosemite Hikes

Yosemite is a very big park and there are some great and strenuous hikes for the active visitors. But what about those of us who have little legs or old wobbly legs? There are still some great places to go

Posted in Garden trails, Seasons, Yosemite National Park

Open again after shutdown

Well after months of no guests it is such a welcome relief to see some nature seekers visiting the cottage again. We have implemented no contact check-in and all Covid safety schemes, including an extra day to air out between

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Snow and Rain at Last

After one of California’s driest Februaries on record, it sure was great to get a drenching yesterday followed by overnight snow. First time the pond has had water in 9 months. Now you start to see how big it really

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Warm Dry Winter now Ending

Finally it gets winter cold and some rain comes in. It is all very welcome. Up here in the Sierra Foothills we really need the winter rain and associated snow higher up in the hills to provide California’s rain for

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Local and International Guests keeping us full up

I love it when I get reviews like this: “Altamente recomendable, una maravilla en mitad del campo y muy cerca de Yosemite.” (Translation: Highly recommended, a wonder in the middle of the countryside and very close to Yosemite.) And that

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Found our river ford

I have now lived here over 6 months, and I finally found the river ford, thanks to help from a gardener. I never went the right way around the big fallen Oak tree before. In fact, I consider crawling across

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