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BIG 2015 Visitors Guide


Yosemite Mtn Sugar Pine Railroad ALL ABOARD!

Authentic Steam Powered Locomotives “Moonlight Special” Train, Barbeque & Entertainment • • • • •

HWY 41 • Fish Camp • CA • 93623

(559) 683-7273 www.yosemitesteamtrains.com Founded By The

Family In 1965

Operating in the Sierra National Forest at Yosemite’s South Gate

Model-A Powered Railcars Museum Gift Shops Sandwich Shop Gold Panning


Madera County California's Gateway to Yosemite

DEBRA SUTHERLAND

You have DREAMED of all the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park … but on your way, stop to discover all the attractions available right here along Highway 41’s south gateway. MEET the fossils of animals such as the Columbian mammoth, saber-tooth cat and short-faced bear that roamed Madera County 700,000 years ago at the Fossil Discovery Center. TREAT yourself to local agriculture from pomegranates to grapes to pistachios in the central valley portion of Madera County. EAT your way from the Central Valley to the park entrance, sampling our fine eateries, including the region’s only five-star restaurant. TASTE wines along the Madera Wine Trail of family-owned wineries. SPLASH around beautiful Bass Lake where recreation is everywhere hiking, biking, fishing, boating and lots and lots of water fun. STAY at one of our many hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, inns, rental cabins and campgrounds.

ZIP through the Sierra National Forest on a 3-hour zip lining tour.

California has always been a magnet for dreamers. With endless opportunities for exploration and adventure, it’s the perfect place for making the amazing, the incredible and the unforgettable come true.

SEE one of the bestkept secrets of Madera County—the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, known as the “Secret Yosemite.” RIDE through time as you celebrate the area’s logging history on the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. IMMERSE yourself in Native American tradition at the North Fork Sierra Mono Museum. EXPLORE the many museums and impressive art galleries including a historic theatre presenting old-time melodramas.

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Information

Tours & Transportation Whether you are looking for a group tour of Yosemite National Park, a private tour with friends and family, transportation around the region or airport pickup – these friendly tour and transportation operators are happy to help.

Who to contact for more information to help with planning your trip. 24-Hour Information & Reservation Board Made in USA Gift Shop • Guide Books & Maps Free Coffee • Clean Restrooms youtube.com/yosemitesierra pinterest.com/yosemitesierra facebook.com/yosemitesierra twitter.com/yosemitegateway

Nancy Robbins

Discover Yosemite Oakhurst DiscoverYosemite.com �������������� (800]585-0565 Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) Fresno

FlyFresno.com������������������������������ (559]621-4500

Hertz Rent-a-Car

Oakhurst • Hertz.com������������������ (559]692-2277

40637 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: 559-683-4636• Fax: 559-683-5697

Visit us online at: www.yosemitethisyear.com • Email: ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com See a complete list of tourism partners at YosemiteThisYear.com/partners

Lasting Adventures, Inc. Groveland LastingAdventures.org��������������� (800]513-8651 Photo Safari/Yosemite Mountain Shuttle

Oakhurst photosafariyosemite.com ��������� (559]760-6124

Rose's Starlight Taxi

Coarsegold ����������������������������������� (559]641-6641

Satellite Office

Electric Car Charging Stations

Visitors Center at the Fossil Discovery Center

19450 Avenue 21-1/2 Chowchilla, CA 93610 (Exit 164, off Highway 99) Phone: 559-665-7107

Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 • 559-683-2378

Tour de Yosemite/Crossroads Tours

Oakhurst ��������������������������������������� (559)658-8687 TourDeYosemite.com

Yosemite Private Tours

Ahwahnee ������������������������������������ (559]868-3486 YosemiteCustomTours.com

Zip Yosemite

Oakhurst • ZipYosemite.com�����(559]642-6688

4 Chargers • Type: 32 Amp EV Free for guests • Guests only

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite

Chambers of Commerce Bass Lake ����������� (559)642-3676 basslakechamber.com

Yosemite Valley Village Store, Parking Lot • 801-559-5000

1 Charger • No cost • No stipulations Type: ClipperCreek DS-100 - 32A/120V

Chowchilla District ������������������ (559)665-5603 chowchillachamber.org

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Coarsegold ������� (559)642-2262 coarsegoldchamber.com

1122 Highway 41 / P.O. Box 159, Fish Camp, CA 93623 559-683-6555

Golden Valley ���� (559)645-0634 Madera District� (559)673-3563 maderachamber.com

2 Chargers • Type: 240 Volt / 30 Amp / Single Phase / 60 Hz Cost: No charge for registered guests of the Lodge and Cottages.

Electric vehicle charging station available to Guests using the Tenaya Lodge resort services (Ascent Spa, Dining Facilities, Activities, Conference Services, etc.)

North Fork���������� (559)877-2410 north-fork-chamber.com Oakhurst Area��� (559)683-7766 oakhurstchamber.com

NOTE REGARDING GPS: Electronics are wonderful—but are not always reliable in rural and mountain areas. For your safety, don’t depend on GPS/Nav Satellite devices to get you to your destination. You could end up going in circles—or worse, at the end of a rugged dirt road you can’t exit.

Weather Report National Weather Service nws.noaa.gov���������������������������(800)825-6996 U.S. Forest Service/Oakhurst (Seasonal) fs.fed.us ������������������������������������(559)658-7588 Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger Headquarters������� (559)877-2218

Yosemite NATIONAL PARK Average temperatures Low

High

Low

Jan 29° Feb 31° March 34° April 38° May 45° June 51°

48° 52° 58° 64° 71° 81°

High

Aug 56° 89° Sept 51° 82° Oct 42° 71° Nov 33° 56° Dec 28° 47°

July 57° 89°

Table of Contents Agriculture��������������������������������������������� 13 Arts & Culture��������������������������������������� 15 Bass Lake Information��������������������������7 Bass Lake Maps & Campgrounds��������������������������������������9 Calendar of Events������������������������ 16-17 Camping & Campgrounds���������� 26-27 Golf Courses������������������������������������������ 41

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Hiking Trails������������������������������������������� 11 Historic Sites & Museums����������������� 21 Lodging�������������������������������������������� 44-47 Madera County����������������������������������������1 Madera County & Southern Yosemite Map�������������� 24-25 Native American Heritage����������������� 19 Majestic Mountain Loop��������������������� 33

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Oakhurst������������������������������������������������� 35 Outdoor Recreation��������������������������������3 Pet Friendly & Wildlife������������������������ 31 Rebirth after Fire���������������������������������� 18 RV Parks & Rentals, Restaurants������������������������������������������� 43 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway����������������� 22 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Map�������� 23

Small Towns: Chowchilla, Madera, Madera Ranchos & Raymond����������� 37 Small Towns: Coarsegold, Fish Camp, North Fork & O’Neals ��� 39 Southern Yosemite Map�������������� 24-25 Yosemite in a Day������������������������������� 4-5 Yosemite Valley Map��������������������������� 25 Weddings����������������������������������������������� 28


NANCY ROBBINS

Steve Montalto

Great Outdoors California’s Gateway to Yosemite makes it easy to get out there and enjoy the Great Outdoors. Yosemite has 800 miles of hiking trails, a magnificent lake to swim or kayak, granite domes to summit, thousands of acres of wilderness to backpack. If you’re captivated by the feel of rocks under your feet, Yosemite National Park is a climber’s mecca. Madera County offers its fair share of outdoor activities, as well. Hike, bike, kayak, fish, golf, zipline, climb and more! If you’re the competitive sort, try your skills on the annual Bass Lake Triathlon, bike the Grizzly Century or enter the Smokey Bear Run. If you think fishing isn’t competitive, you need to throw your line into Bass Lake the first weekend in May for the Annual Fishing Derby. If you’ve got the skill and the luck, you may land a $10,000 fish! Karl Bralich

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In California, there’s no place bigger and better than Yosemite National Park. Its nearly 1,200 square miles of splendor contain one of the tallest waterfalls, one of the largest granite monoliths and some of the largest trees in the world. Its borders encompass 800 miles of hiking trails, yet with 1.1 miles and a little effort you can summit a dome that gives a nearly 360-degree view of the entire park. In a day you can barely scratch the surface of all there is to see and do, but Madera County’s Highway 41 provides a natural progression to the park’s major features and a perfect path to whichever adventure you decide to undertake. ◆◆ Explore the largest living beings on earth, the Giant Sequoia trees. Yosemite National Park contains three groves of Giant Sequoias, with Mariposa Grove being the largest. Yosemite will start an extensive restoration to preserve the lives of these gentle giants in 2015 and 2016 so access to Mariposa Grove will be limited. You can still admire Giant Sequoias near the south entrance to the park in the peaceful seclusion of Nelder Grove northeast of Oakhurst. Other Giant Sequoia groves in Yosemite are the Tuolumne and Merced Groves. A beautiful walk of about one mile downhill is required to reach each of these groves. The Merced (near the Big Oak Flat entrance) is the smallest grove. Slightly larger is the Tuolumne Grove, on Tioga Road just beyond Crane Flat.

Kristal Leonard

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Martin Nunez


Yosemite in a Day

#Yosemite

CAT CONNOR

◆◆ Explore history in Wawona. Take in the beauty of the Victorian-era Wawona Hotel, go golfing at the only golf course inside a national park, ride a horse or traverse a New-England-style covered bridge. Take your canine companion on a walk around the meadow on the only trail in the park where dogs are permitted, or take a four-mile (oneway) hike to the cascades of Chilnaualna Falls.

raft down the Merced River. Enjoy a leisurely lunch or magnificent dinner in the historic Ahwahnee Hotel dining room. Don’t miss the museums, art galleries, Indian village. Stroll through the Yosemite Cemetery, resting place of Galen Clark, who planted six Giant Sequoias surrounding the grave he dug for himself. (Five survive today.)

◆◆ Explore expanses of granite, massive peaks, grand vistas, waterfalls and a birds-eye view of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, a whopping 3,000 feet above the valley floor. Hike 1.1 miles to the top of Sentinel Dome for a spectacular sunset or extend the hike another 3 miles out to Taft Point and the Fissures for another dramatic valley view. A number of hikes begin or end at Glacier Point. In summer, profusions of wildflowers abound along the trail from McGurk Meadow to Dewey Point at the very rim of the Valley.

If you’ve accomplished all of this in one day, you’ve emerged exhausted yet exhilarated and already planning your next adventure to Yosemite where you will be sure to allow much more time to savor its wonders.

◆◆ Explore the magic of Yosemite Valley, the heart of the park. Seven miles long and one mile wide, it contains the most iconic features of the Queen of National Parks: Half Dome and El Capitan. Turn your binoculars on El Cap in search of intrepid climbers, hike to the top of a waterfall or two, or obtain a permit to do the 17-mile round trip to the top of Half Dome. Ride a bike or a horse. Float a Steve Montalto

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Lakefront Upscale Dining

LAKEFRONT LODGING, DINING AND SPECIAL EVENTS Wedding Garden and Gazebo

Bar & Grill, Pines Bar and the Market Indoor and Outdoor Banquet Venues

Call 1-800-350-7463 54432 Road 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604

www.basslake.com Just 17 miles from Yosemite’s southern entrance.

High Speed

85 Cozy Mountain Chalets; 20 Luxury Suites & 2 Rental Cabins


Beautiful Bass Lake

Darvin Atkeson

#BassLake Bass Lake offers everything you could possibly want. Even the lake’s own Bald Eagles come back year after year. Brent R. Paull Boating, jet-skiing, fishing, biking, paddle boarding, hiking, and soaking up the sun are just some of the recreational activities you will find at the lake. Annie Starkey

Bass Lake is family-friendly with dayuse picnic areas in addition to lodging at three full-service resorts, many lakefront rental cabins, and lots of campgrounds around the lake. There is no lack of dining options. Grab a delicious burger, dine on authentic Mexican food, select items from the markets, treat yourself to a pizza or enjoy fine dining. There is lots of shopping around the lake from the resort gift shops to quaint shops in the Pines Village. No wonder Sunset Magazine named Bass Lake as one of the “West’s Best Lakes!”

NANCY ROBBINS Darvin Atkeson

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Bass Lake Recreation Center Campground NANCY ROBBINS

Units Fees/$ Water ReservE Elevation (Ft )

Lupine-Cedar Bluff FORKS SPRING COVE WISHON POINT

113

3500

31

3500

63

3500

47

3500

OPEN

Year Round Mid-May to Mid-Sept.

Bass Lake Campgrounds All campgrounds are single-family units, except for Wishon and Lupine-Cedar Bluff, which offer double-family spaces.

The Pines Resort

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Some folks believe the best way to see a place is on foot.

Favorite Hikes Paul Mullins

John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Listed below are a few of our local favorite hiking trails inside and outside Yosemite National Park. 1. Easy and dog-friendly – Wawona Meadow Loop (Hwy 41 across from Wawona Hotel) – 3.5 mile loop - This is as easy a hike as you’ll find in Yosemite and the only true hike where your dog can accompany you. Start on the road across from the Wawona Hotel and follow it around the back side of the golf course. The trail is wide and, for the most part, flat.

NANCY ROBBINS

2. Easy to Moderate – Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Loop (Glacier Point Road) – 2.2 miles round trip to the top of Sentinel Dome, 4.5-mile loop to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Disclaimer: An “easy” hike distance-wise, it starts at 7,500 feet elevation, and the trek up the dome is steep. Watch for Sentinel Dome trailhead sign. Turn right to head for the Dome or left to make Taft Point your destination. Sentinel Dome displays a nearly 360˚ view of Yosemite. Sunsets and full moons are especially spectacular. 3. Strenuous but Glorious - 4-Mile Trail & Panorama Trail Combined (Yosemite Valley) – 14 miles r/t. Some believe this is the most magnificent hike in Yosemite Valley (shorter than Half Dome— no permit needed). Hike the 4-Mile-Trail to Glacier Point, head back to Yosemite Valley via the Panorama Trail, then down the John Muir or the Mist Trail, visiting three waterfalls up-close, with an expansive view of Yosemite Valley’s north rim. NANCY ROBBINS

4. Strenuous – Chilnaualna Falls in Wawona – about 8 miles r/t – Not all waterfalls are in Yosemite Valley. Go up, up, up to impressive views, wildflowers in season and lovely cascades. Not easy but worth the trek. A short, magnificent hike takes you to the first cascade if you don’t want to do the full trail.

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

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Discover Discover Madera’s Madera’s Wine Wine Heritage Heritage 800.613.0709 800.613.0709 www.MaderaWineTrail.com www.MaderaWineTrail.com

Madera Wine Trail Events Sample current & newly released vintages while indulging in delicious food, local art and live music. Wine lovers may purchase tickets to receive a Passport Wine Glass online or at participating wineries and locations.

FEBRUARY 2015

2015 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Saturday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 15 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

MAY 2015 Watch for something new coming to the Wine Trail! May 9, 2015

NOVEMBER 2015 2015 Holiday Spirit Weekend Saturday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 15 10 a.m. - 5p.m.

Enjoy Our Tasting Rooms All Year Long


Grow Big

Nancy Robbins

PAUL MULLINS

The Central Valley is known for its delicious fruits, vegetables, nuts, and wines. Madera County sits at the center, and is home to working pomegranate farms, vineyards and some of the freshest fruits and nuts anywhere. The family-run wineries of the Madera Wine Trail invite visitors to experience high-quality hand-crafted wines grown locally. A number of facilities host special events through the year to celebrate harvests and holidays. Be sure to stop by Home Grown Cellars for amazing pomegranates, a seasonal butterfly sanctuary,

tours and tastings. Then make your way to Valley Pistachio Country Store for tasty fruit, and, you guessed it, pistachios. Top off your day with a "farm-to-table" meal at the Vineyard Restaurant, family-owned and operated since 1977, featuring locally-grown fruits and vegetables in season.

Brent R. Paull

Nancy Robbins

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 13 ROOMS

a place to provide the weary Traveler a safe haven, a warm fire, rest and a bit of nourishment so that the traveler may live to cherish another day.

INDIVIDUALLY DECORATED  PHONES, TV, PRIVATE BATHS  BREAKFAST INCLUDED  COMPLIMENTARY WINE SERVED

Open

EACH EVENING

Every Day

pot Sweetest S in the T he

41969 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

In-room Spas or fireplaces available

Sierra!

Uptown, near restaurants & entertainment

◆ 42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst ◆ www.houndstoothinn.com info@houndstoothinn.com

European Style Ice Cream Treats • Handcrafted Chocolates Coffee & Espresso Drinks • Candies From Around The World • Souvenirs

BASS LAKE RECREATION AREA

A Victorian Flair

Minutes away from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park

Experience the Luxury of Quaint River View Lodging

Sierra National Forest

Beautiful campsites along the shore of Bass Lake • Group camping available • Handicap accessible paved day-use picnic areas • Nature programs • Boat Ramp

Reserve your campsite: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov Other camping areas on the Sierra National Forest available. Bass Lake Recreation Area is operated by Sierra Recreation, a professional recreation management company operating under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

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WINE BAR & BEER GARDEN

Open Wed-Sat 4-10 pm

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winery

Relax in the modern luxury of your room or take a stroll on our landscaped pathway and enjoy the views leading to the river. Visit our wine bar for a taste of over eighty fine wines and a selection of imported beers.

Visit Oakhurst’s First Winery & Taste our Award-Winning Wines

Small lot. Single-vineyard designated wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Clarksburg and Madera AVAs. OPEN FOR WINETASTING:

YEAR-ROUND: Wed - Sun : 11 am - 5 pm or By Appt.

41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, Ca 93644 u Inn Ph: 559.683.4354 Winery Ph: 559.760.9090 www.queensinn.com u www.idlehourwinery.com


Arts & Culture RoGER ROBINETTE

The arts thrive in Madera County—photography, painting in every medium imaginable, sculpture, fabric arts, woodcarving and glass work. If you can imagine it, a local artist creates it. The first weekend of each October art explodes all over Madera County with the annual Sierra Arts Trail Open-Studio Weekend. Grab a copy of the keepsake Sierra Art Trails catalog and plot your travels to mountain artists’ studios. It’s also a great way to get acquainted with the area.

Nancy Robbins

Theatre is alive and well at the Golden Chain Theatre. From “boo-the-villain” old-time melodramas to musicals to dramas, it’s all waiting for you.

During the rest of the year, art galleries and collections from Fish Camp to Madera make viewing and purchasing unique art easy and affordable.

Nancy Robbins

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Find additional events, dates and information online at:

Steve Montalto

www.yosemitethisyear.com/events

FEBRUARY Wine & Chocolate Weekend Madera Wine Trail

DEBRA SUTHERLAND

Madera, Oakhurst & O’Neals, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

The Vision Academy of the Arts "Grand Night for the Arts" Fundraiser Oakhurst, (559)683-1567, visionacademy.org

MARCH German Fest

Oakhurst, (559)683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com Victoria Rankin Hughes

APRIL Oakhurst Ragtime Festival

Oakhurst, (559)683-7860, yosemitethisyear.com/events

Annual Chowchilla Stampede & Cattle Drive

Chowchilla, (559)665-3056, chowchillafair.org

30th Annual Raymond Parade and Family Fun Day Raymond, (559)689-3341, southyosemitemuseums.org

◆ National Park Week

Steve Montalto

Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

8th Annual Wood Carvers Rendezvous

25th Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show Bass Lake, (559)733-8379, acbs-tahoe.org

Memorial Day Weekend Peddler's Fair

Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

Bass Lake Classic Triathlon Bass Lake, (559)683-4636, basslaketri.com

Music in the Meadow featuring Museums

Coarsegold, (559)642-4448, coarsegoldhistoricmuseum.org

South Shore Car & Boat Show

Bass Lake, (559)642-3633, millerslanding.com

Fish Camp, (559)683-7420, bigbaztrailraces.com

Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

Stage Route Tour

Coarsegold, (559)683-8877, coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com

Museum Month

(559)658-6999, southyosemitemuseums.org

35th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby

Bass Lake, (559)642-3676, basslakechamber.com

63nd Annual Coarsegold Rodeo Coarsegold, (559)683-1952, thecoarsegoldrodeo.com

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Chowchilla, (559)665-3728, chowchillafair.org

◆ Earth Day Celebration

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Chowchilla-Madera County Fair

JUNE

◆ Earth Day in Yosemite

Roger Robinette

Madera, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

Oakhurst, (559)906-4198, oakhurstwoodcarversrendezvous.com Oakhurst, (559)683-7977, oakhurstfeed.com Jarrod Lyman

Meet the Winemaker Weekend on the Madera Wine Trail

Shadow of the Giants 50K & 20K Fun Run ◆ Yosemite Festival - Oakhurst Oakhurst, (559)683-4636, yosemitefestival.com

JULY Fireworks Shows in Bass Lake, Chowchilla & Madera

(559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

56th Annual Logger's Jamboree North Fork, (559)676-7766, north-fork-chamber.com Jeff Grandy


Calendar of Events AUGUST

OCTOBER

45th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour

North Fork, (559)877-2115, sierramonomuseum.org

◆ 150th Anniversary of the Olmsted Report Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

Labor Day Weekend Peddler's Fair Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

◆ National Park Service Founders' Day Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

Mountain Area, (559)658-8844, sierraarttrails.org

Christmas Melodrama at the Golden Chain Theatre

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Pow Wow

Coarsegold, (559)683-6633, chukchansi.net

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Madera Tractor Parade of Lights & Candlelight Wine Stroll

21st Annual Grizzly Century Ride

North Fork Christmas Bazaar

North Fork, grizzlycentury.org

My Tri Kids Triathlon

Oakhurst Fall Festival

Bass Lake, (559)642-3633, mytribasslake.com

Oakhurst, (559)683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com

Madera District Fair

Bass Lake Double Century

Madera, (559)674-8511, maderafair.com

Bass Lake, (559)760-3224, basslakedouble.com

13th Annual Kiwanis Run for the Gold Car Show Oakhurst, (559)683-4452, oakhurstkiwanis.org

Bass Lake Home Tour

Bass Lake, (559)642-3037, basslakehometour.com

Oakhurst, (559)683-6570, fresnoflatsmuseum.org

Bass Lake, 559-683-4636 , vacationraces.com

NOVEMBER

Willow Creek Tour

Coarsegold, (559)642-4242, coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com

◆ National Public Lands Day Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

Mid-May thru mid-October every Thursday, Oakhurst, (559)683-7117

Moonlight Special - Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

May thru October - every Saturday and Wednesday, June-Aug, Fish Camp, (559)683-7273, yosemitesteamtrains.com

Holiday Spirit Wine Trail Weekend Madera Wine Trail

Madera Flea Market

Smokey Bear Run/Walk Smokey Bear 10K and 2 Mile Fun Run

Madera, (559)673-0291, maderachamber.com

Mid-May thru mid-October every Wednesday, Bass Lake, goodoldaze.com/market.htm, (559)642-8163

Golden Chain Theater Melodrama

Madera, (800)613-0709, maderavintners.com

Old Timers Day Parade and "Day in the Park"

WEEKLY OR SEASONAL

Madera Pomegranate Celebration

Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Opening Reception & Exhibition

Bass Lake, (559)683-1770, smokeybearrun.com

Madera, (559)673-0291 yosemitethisyear.com

Oakhurst Farmers Market

Madera, (559)673-3563, pomfest.com

Madera, (559)661-7005, maderaarts.org

Madera County Courthouse Museum Holiday Gala

18th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

◆ Yosemite Half Marathon

Jarrod Lyman

North Fork, (559)676-7766, northforkboosters.org

Bass Lake Farmers Market

Coarsegold, (559)683-3900, coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

16th Annual Chowchilla Chamber Classic Car Show

Madera, (559)673-3563, maderachamber.com

Stage Route Tour

Coarsegold, (559)642-4448, coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com

20th Annual Mountain Heritage Days & Parade

Oakhurst, (559)683-7112, goldenchaintheatre.org

◆ 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/anniversary

SEPTEMBER

Chowchilla, (559)665-5603, chowchillachamber.org

Dream Big All Year Long

Annual Bass Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony, Electric Parade & Holiday Bazaar Bass Lake, (559)642-3121, basslake.com

June thru September, Oakhurst, goldenchaintheatre.org, (559)683-7112 Every Wednesday & Sunday all year, Madera, maderafleamarket.com, (559)213-4554

Concerts in the Park

June thru September, Madera, maderaarts.org, (559)661-7005

DECEMBER Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Madera Ranchos, (559)683-4636, yosemitethisyear.com

Christmas at Fresno Flats Oakhurst, (559)683-6570, fresnoflatsmuseum.org

Background Photo: ROGER ROBINETTE

Annie Starkey

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In the Sierra Nevada, fire gives birth to new life. Visitors to Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada are destined to see some changes in 2015. During 2014 a series of forest fires swept the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, raced through the mountain community of Oakhurst, in Yosemite’s back country and along the Highway 140 corridor into the national park. They brought tragedy to some but also brought promise of rejuvenation wherever the fire touched. Dry conditions made the situation ripe for wildfires. That threat was realized a number of times and underscored the necessity for all to understand and practice fire safety. As a byproduct of these fires, affected communities gathered amazing support to help rebuild lives and restore property. The Yosemite Meadow Fire began as a lightning strike managed for weeks as a controlled burn, when strong winds whipped it into a full-blown wildfire. This area, which hadn’t burned in generations, provides an example of the regenerative benefits of fire, as the wilderness comes back to life in spring with new growth, wildlife and enhanced ecosystems. The practice of prescribed burning restores health to fire-adapted environments by reducing tangled ground brush and forest litter and helps maintain the many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on periodic fire. Preventive prescribed burns also mitigate catastrophic damage of wildfire on public lands and surrounding communities. Out of the ashes comes rebirth.

Darvin Atkeson

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Rebirth after Fire


Native American Heritage

Barbara Ezell Nancy Robbins

Evidence of the First Inhabitants of California’s Gateway to Yosemite abounds, with sights and sounds of the area’s Mono, Chukchansi, Yokuts and Miwok traditions. Explore North Fork’s Sierra Mono Museum, one of the few Native-owned-and-operated museums in the country, with an excellent display of local basketry. The museum receives much of its support from the annual Indian Fair Days pow wow held the first weekend of every August. Venture to the Wassama Roundhouse in Ahwahnee, site of local ceremonies. In October, the public is welcomed to Gathering Day at the Roundhouse, while the Chukchansi pow wow takes place in Coarsegold the first weekend of October.

Barbara Ezell

In Yosemite Valley don’t miss the Yosemite Museum, staffed by descendants of original inhabitants of the area, who give daily cultural demonstrations.

Barbara Ezell

Barbara Ezell

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Historic Sites & Museums

Nancy Robbins

California’s Gateway to Yosemite has seen its share of history. “Madera” means lumber, and the logging industry played a major role in the area’s development. Celebrate that contribution when you visit Fish Camp’s Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and museum. Check out museums and historic sites such as Fresno Flats in Oakhurst, Coarsegold Historic Society & Museum, the Charles Miller House in Raymond and the Madera Historic Museum in Courthouse Park. Explore the area’s native heritage at the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork, or go WAY back in history to the Pleistocene Era at Chowchilla’s Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County.

Nancy Robbins

In Oakhurst there’s even a museum for childen: the Children’s Museum of the Sierra, where they can push, pull, prod and poke to their heart’s content.

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Darvin Atkeson

Known as “Secret Yosemite” the 80-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is populated with domes, rivers, a hidden waterfall or two, geologic wonders such as Arch Rock and Globe Rock and expansive views all the way to Mammoth Mountain. Visit Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias, Fresno Dome, Ross Cabin, Mammoth Pool, Mile High Overlook and make a stop at Jones

Nancy Robbins

Store for a piece of freshly-baked pie big enough for two. Visitors to the Byway in 2015 have the rare opportunity to witness forest regeneration after a wildfire burned through the area in July/August 2014. The Byway closes during winter, and it’s always wise to check road conditions if it’s rained or snowed prior to your visit.

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Highway 41 into Yosemite National Park rarely suffers impassability.

Pull out these four inside pages to carry with you!

See detailed map on page 9

Mileage and drive times to Oakhurst FROM .....................................MILEAGE 

DRIVE TIME

Bakersfield................... 155 miles........... 2.5 hours Chowchilla......................58 miles.........1.25 hours Fresno..............................48 miles........50 minutes Las Vegas..................... 438 miles...............7 hours Los Angeles................. 275 miles........... 4.5 hours Madera............................46 miles........45 minutes Merced.............................67 miles.........1.25 hours Monterey...................... 195 miles...............3 hours Sacramento................ 170 miles...............3 hours San Diego..................... 380 miles...............6 hours San Francisco............. 213 miles...............4 hours San Jose...................... 180 miles...............3 hours San Luis Obispo.......... 155 miles...............3 hours Santa Barbara............ 282 miles...............5 hours

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Sierra National Forest Campgrounds See map on page 23 for locations • www.recreation.gov • See ad on page 14 Campground

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Big Sandy Bowler Groups & Horses Chilkoot China Bar Hike/Boat In Clover Meadow Fish Creek Fresno Dome Gaggs Camp Granite Creek Horse Corral Greys Mountain Jerseydale Kelty Meadow Horse Camp Little Jackass Lower Chiquito Mammoth Pool Nelder Grove Placer Rock Creek Soda Springs Soquel Summerdale Sweetwater Texas Flat Groups & Horses Upper Chiquito Whiskers Whisky Falls

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Other Madera County lakes, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Sierra Nevada foothills:

Eastman Lake & Hensley Lake DEBRA SUTHERLAND

reserve at www.recreation.gov

Paul Mullins

Public Showers There are none at the campgrounds. For a fee, public showers are available at Miller’s Landing at Bass Lake, High Sierra RV in Oakhurst, and Jones Store at Beasore Meadows.

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Pack It In Pack It Out Many campgrounds do not have garbage pickup, so campers need to pack out all trash.


Annie Starkey

Camping Under The Stars

Get out in the fresh air, do some hiking, cook over an open flame, take a dip in a lake or a river, gaze up at more stars than you ever imagined. Inside Yosemite National Park, 13 campgrounds await you—some accommodate RV’s; others allow only tents. In Sierra National Forest, 26 campgrounds range from sites at Bass Lake to more remote areas in the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. For real adventurers, pick up a wilderness permit from Yosemite National Park or Sierra National Forest and head out into the great unknown, away from everything.

Cat Connor

Wilderness Permits These are required for overnight stays in wilderness areas. Ansel Adams Wilderness, Bass Lake Ranger District, Sierra National Forest Contact the agencies listed below. North Fork/Bass Lake������������������������������������������������������ (559)877-2218 Oakhurst (April to November)���������������������������������������� (559)658-7588 Yosemite Backcountry/Wilderness����������������������������� (209)372-0740

Campfire Permits These are required outside designated campgrounds in all areas of the National Forest. Free permits may be obtained from the Forest Service or the California Department of Forestry.

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Weddings in California’s Gateway to Yosemite can range from the simple (a forest meadow in Yosemite) to the European elegance of Oakhurst’s Chateau du Sureau, a world renowned 5-star establishment. Choose a beautiful vineyard, orchard or resort nestled amidst tall pines. See the beauty of your ceremony reflected in Bass Lake. The options for your special day are endless, visit yosemitethisyear.com/romantic.

A special-use permit is required for weddings held anywhere in Yosemite National park and can be booked up to one year in advance and more than 21 days prior to your event. Nancy Robbins

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BEST WESTERN PLUS

Yosemite Gateway Inn & Restaurant

JUST 15 MILES FROM YOSEMITE’S SOUTH ENTRANCE

Yosemite Gateway Inn is nestled among live oaks on a hill with beautiful mountain views. The park like setting is secluded and quiet. Families will enjoy the BBQ & kids play ground. 133 units, many equipped with refrigerators & microwaves. Two room family units will sleep six.

LUSH MOUNTAIN SETTING Indoor & Outdoor Pools (weather permitting) Hot Tubs • Exercise Room • Free WI-Fi & HBO

Yosemite Gateway Restaurant has Great Service and Serves Fresh, Hearty Homemade Meals. The Burgers are all hand ground & seasoned on site. You can taste the difference.

We have very nice festive Holiday Buffets for all major holidays. Group menu’s available as well as Banquet/Meeting Space for all your needs. FULL SERVICE LOUNGE:

Beers from around the world Local CA Wines Daily Dinner & Drink Specials

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For Banquet or Meeting Info Call (559) 760-6822


Brent R. Paull

Pet-Friendly & Bear Aware

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The beauty of Yosemite is so special everyone wants to see it, including your pet. Hike the Wawona Brent R. Paull Meadow Loop, the one dirt trail where Rover is welcome, located in Wawona. In Yosemite Valley, do a walking tour of the Valley floor using the 12 miles of paved bike trails. Dogs are not allowed off the pavement on other trails, nor are they allowed in Mariposa Grove, on shuttle buses or in stores or hotels, so take a picnic, stroll Brent R. Paull and enjoy! Sierra National Forest is supremely dogfriendly. Explore the many miles of forest trails to your heart's content with

Rover at your side, on a leash. Go for a one-mile walk or a 14-mile backpack adventure — your choice. After you're done exploring, head back to civilization for human ice cream, canine treats and any other supplies you or your traveling buddy need. Be Bear-Aware. There are bears inside Yosemite and Sierra National Forest. Nancy Robbins If you come face-to-face with a bear, he’s not after you. He wants your edibles. Keep all food (including items with a scent such as toothpaste, deodorant and even chapstick) out of sight. Bears know what food looks and smells like, and they will break into a car to get it. Make use of bear boxes where available and drive carefully.

Ron Hendershott

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Trey Clark

Majestic Mountain Loop 125th Anniversary Celebrate the National Park Anniversaries along the Majestic Mountain Loop: Visit Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Yosemite National Parks, and you will have completed the Majestic Mountain Loop. The Majestic Mountain Loop is a suggested itinerary where visitors can see all three parks in as little as 3 days. Highlighted are some of the most popular “must see” attractions of Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Yosemite National Parks. While the Majestic Mountain Loop is crafted for people to hit all three parks in three days, the website has suggested alternatives for people who have more time to explore. To do the “Loop” you can fly in, drive in or take a guided tour. In 2015, Sequoia National Park celebrates its 125th Anniversary. It was established on September 25, 1890 making it the nation’s second national park and the oldest in California. Just a week later, on October 1, 1890, additional legislation was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison creating Yosemite National Park and General Grant National Park and expanding Sequoia National Park.

contain the world’s largest tree (General Sherman); the tallest peak (Mt. Whitney) in the lower 48 states; hold one third of the world’s naturallyoccurring Giant Sequoias; and host over 1.6 million people from around the world.

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Majestic Mountain Loop

For Yosemite, the legislation preserved and protected more than 1,500 square miles, including Tuolumne Meadows, the park’s high country, and Hetch Hetchy. Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias were still under the control of the State of California due to the provisions of the Yosemite Grant signed by President Abraham Lincoln Delaware North on June 30, 1864, which paved the way for national parks across the county. However, the combination of the legislation and the existing Yosemite Grant comprised most of Yosemite National Park as it is known today.

After visiting Yosemite and spending time with famed naturalist John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt pledged to make Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove a part of Yosemite National Park. The State of California ceded Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the federal government June 11, 1906. The National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, was established on August 25, 1916. In 2016, the entire National Park Service will commemorate the Centennial, celebrating 100 years of caring for America’s treasures. To learn more about all the options and see a complete list of stops along the “Loop,” visit www.MajesticMountainLoop.com.

Majestic Mountain Loop

Today Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks preserve 1,353 square miles of which 1,310 are managed as wilderness. They Majestic Mountain Loop

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Jacqueline Mallouf

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN YOSEMITE

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NEWEST INTERIOR CORRIDOR Complimentary Continental Breakfast FREE Wi-Fi Pool & Spa Cable TV & HBO Non-smoking & Disability Accessible Rooms FEMA & AARP Approved Tour Group Friendly Guest Laundry Connecting Rooms Microwave & Refrigerators In-room iron/board In-room Hairdryer Fax Machine & Copier

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48800 Royal Oaks Dr., Oakhurst, CA 93644 559/658-5500


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Oakhurst

Nancy Robbins

Once called Fresno Flats, Oakhurst is the largest community in the foothills of Madera County. Oakhurst is home to numerous museums which explore the area's past, dating back to 1873. There are grocery stores and ample shopping opportunities, a variety of restaurants and lodging options. Oakhurst is home to central California's only five-diamond lodging choice and five-star Restaurant: Erna's Elderberry House and Chateau du Sureau. This elegant inn and restaurant is truly a unique experience. The region is home to more artists than anywhere else. See the beauty of Yosemite and Madera County and you'll know from where they draw their inspiration. Visit many galleries and Morgan Voorhis meet the artists in person on Sierra Art Trails, an annual open studio tour featuring over 100 artists every October. For a fun evening of melodrama, visit the Golden Chain Theatre. The Golden Chain Theatre has been running for over 40 years. Boo the villain and cheer for the hero; you're guaranteed an entertaining evening. For adventure, try Zip Yosemite north of Oakhurst and enjoy a wild ride high up in the tree-tops. Looking for golf? Then hit the links at River Creek Golf Course. Don’t forget to stop by the World-Famous Talking Bear and listen to what he has to say about the area. Victoria Rankin Hughes

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Warm and Wonderful Equestrian Estate in

Ahwahnee Riverbend

800-459-8429 Main House 4 bd, 3.5 bath (2 are Suites), pool, waterfall, jacuzzi, plenty of porches and open area (7+acres) ranch style living. The rates are $500 night, 6 night min. and the 7th is no charge. A small cleaning fee, Co.Tx + deposit req. Guest House sleeps 7 to 9, large family room (10’ ceilings), full kitchen, $300 night +Tx, Cleaning

Available for large events with or without horses. The Guest House welcomes children and advanced notice is required only for the main estate. Central to everywhere, close to most. SO MUCH TO DO!

41255 Riverbend Ln, Ahwahnee • (559)642-4748

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(4.5 miles from Oakhurst North — on Hwy 49)

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Small Towns Chowchilla, Madera, Madera Ranchos & Raymond

Small towns excel at rolling out the welcome mat for visitors. The small towns of Madera County love to show off our special places. Start in Chowchilla, where they drive cattle right down Robertson Boulevard in the Chowchilla Western Stampede in early spring, or dig up fossils at the site of one of the largest middlePleistocene fossil excavations in Donn Hoyer North America. Madera & Madera Ranchos are communities with a rich and diverse history. Named for the lumber that was felled in the Sierra Nevada and brought to the city, Madera is also home to fertile fields, giving ample opportunity for agritourism exploration.

Taste your way throughout Madera and beyond with the wineries along the Madera Wine Trail. Enjoy fullbodied reds, refreshing whites and sumptuous dessert wines at the wineries and tasting rooms along the trail.

Nancy Robbins

Travel east to Raymond, whose claim-tofame was the final stop on the only stage route into Yosemite for many years where Teddy Roosevelt finished up his historic visit to Yosemite. The Charles Miller Museum entices you to learn more about the town’s history.

To see firsthand why Madera is known as The Heart of Pomegranate Country, stop at Home Grown Cellars. You can see an actual pomegranate farm in action, take a trolley ride through the operation and shop in the country store featuring numerous pomegranate items like pomegranate honey, jelly and of course, pomegranate juice.

Nancy Robbins

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I T ’ S L I K E R O U G H I N G I T, M I N U S T H E R O U G H PA R T. There’s no other destination like Yosemite. And there’s no other resort like Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Just two miles from the park’s southern entrance, this Four Diamond resort is your getaway to four seasons of adventure. Where you rest, play and rediscover life’s finest pleasures from the comforts of 302 guestrooms, casual and fine dining options, the world-class Ascent Spa, a full-service concierge and much more.

Elevate your experience at TenayaLodge.com or 888-322-5495. Hospitality by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc. ©2015 DNC Parks at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, LLC. 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

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DEBRA SUTHERLAND

Small Towns Coarsegold, Fish Camp, North Fork & O’Neals

Susanne Updike-Waite

Head up Highway 41 to Coarsegold, whose name comes from the part it played in California’s Gold Rush. Each Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, its tiny population swells as shoppers come from all over to participate in its Peddler’s Fair at Coarsegold Historic Village.

North Fork is the ancestral home of the North Fork Mono tribe and features one of the few NativeAmerican-owned-and-operated Museums in the United States. Annually North Fork hosts the Loggers Jamboree and the Indian

Michael Simonian

Fair Days pow wow. In addition, it is renowned as the Exact Geographical Center of California.

along the Madera Wine Trail & Yosemite Sierra Wine Road.

Fish Camp has the distinction of belonging to two counties: Madera and Mariposa. The Madera side is home to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, owned by the Stauffer family since 1961. O'Neals remains a quiet community and a popular access to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway on Road 200. It also is home to a vineyard & winery

Jarrod Lyman

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THE HOMESTEAD COTTAGES

“Secluded on 160 acres of woodland, this off-the-beaten-path establishment is a gem.” ~Frommers Travel Guide

◆◆ Satellite TV and Radio ◆◆ Daily Maid Service ◆◆ Outdoor BBQ ◆◆ Free WiFi ◆◆ Non-Smoking ◆◆ Close to Golf, Hiking

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Perfect for your yoSemite getaway The Homestead Cottages are immaculate and offer comfortable living rooms with fireplaces, romantic bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and inviting country kitchens stocked daily with a continental breakfast.

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Golf Courses

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GOLF COURSES Nancy Robbins

Pheasant Run Golf Course

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Madera Municipal Golf Course

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River Creek Golf Course

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Sierra Meadows Country Club

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Wawona Golf Course

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Yosemite Sierra Inn • Free Continental Breakfast • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access • Free Cable TV/HBO • Flat Screen TV In-Room • In-Room Coffee/ Mini Fridge/ Microwave • Seasonal/Outdoor Swimming Pool

1-877-642-2525

• (559) 642-2525 Fax (599) 658-8481 • www.yosemitesierrainn.com • 40662 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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RV Parks & Rentals If you love meeting lifelong friends and enjoy having a different backyard every so often, as most RV enthusiasts do, we have you covered. Madera County has more than a half-dozen RV parks that offer everything from sparkling swimming pools to gift shops featuring wild huckleberry bark and strawberry rhubarb jam. Step outside your RV with a fresh cup of coffee and savor the breathtaking views.

Bass Lake Recreational Resort with Cabins Bass Lake (559)642-3148 basslake-rvresort.com High Sierra RV and Mobile Home Park Oakhurst (559)683-7662 highsierrarv.com OakHurst Elks Lodge Oakhurst (559)683-2717 oakhurstelks.com Sierra Recreation (CLM) Bass Lake (559)642-3212 recreation.gov The Lakes RV & Golf Resort Chowchilla (866)665-6980 thelakesrv.com

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging Groveland (209)962-7690 yosemitepinesrv.com Yosemite South KOA & Cabins Coarsegold Info: (559)683-7855 Reserve: (800)562-7606 koa.com/campgrounds/ yosemite-south Yosemite RV Rentals Coarsegold (559)658-5005 yosemitervrentals.com

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RV Hint: Park and take the Tour Bus

Erna's Elderberry House

Restaurants Ahwahnee

Madera

■ River

Creek Café River Creek Golf Course���������������������� (559)683-5600

Bass Lake ■ Casa

Velasco Mexican Restaurant�������������������������������� (559)683-2272 ➘ The Pines Resort����������������������������������������� (559)642-3131 ■ Ducey's Bar and Grill ■ Ducey's on the Lake

■ Miller's

Landing Resort Restaurant����������������������������������� (559)642-3633 ■ The Forks Resort Diner������������������������� (559)642-3737 Fish Camp ■ Narrow

Gauge Inn Restaurant���������������������������������������(559)683-6446 ➘ Tenaya Lodge��������������������������������������������� (888)514-2167 #3 ■ Embers ■

■ Jackalope's Bar and Grill Parkside Deli ■ Sierra Restaurant ■ Timberloft Pizzeria

■ Yosemite Mtn. Sugar Pine

Railroad Caf������������������������������������������������� (559)683-7273

Hilmar ■ Hilmar

Cheese Company Ca������������������ (800)577-5772 Company Café������������������������������������������������ (209)656-1196 ■ American

■ Asian

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■ The

Vineyard Restaurant & Bar������ (559)674-0923 Pistachio Country Store����� (800)694-0030

■ Valley

Midpines ■ Café

at the Bug������������� (866)826-7108 • (209)966-6666

North Fork ■ Buckhorn

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Oakhurst ■ Branding

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Mountain Trail Lodge Vacation Rentals

 Call for Details and Prices - Vacation Rentals in Coarsegold & Oakhurst

yosemitemountaintraillodge.com • (559)479-5698, (248)376-6385 fax (734)215-3004 • 42150 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Sierra Home Rentals

sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT (7368), fax (559)664-6158 40307 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 & 54299 North Shore Rd, Bass Lake, CA 93604

 Call for Details and Prices - Vacation Rentals in Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, North Fork & Oakhurst

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 Call for Details and Prices - Bed & Breakfasts in Ahwahnee, Coarsegold & Oakhurst

yosemitebnblodging.com • (559)642-6105

Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Southgate Vacation Rentals

 Call for Details and Prices - Vacation Rentals in Bass Lake & Yosemite

yosemite-basslake.com ∙ (800)496-7364 7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389

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AHWAHNEE

Apple Blossom Inn Bed & Breakfast

appleblossombb.com • (888)687-4281, (559)642-2001 44606 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

Nature’s Inn Bed & Breakfast

naturesinnbnb.com • (866)789-0123, (559)641 -2444 44625 Silver Spur Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

Sierra Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast sierramountainlodge.com • (559)683-7673 45046 Fort Nip Trail, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

The Homestead Cottages

homesteadcottages.com • (559)683-0495, fax (559)683-8165 41110 Rd 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

Warm & Wonderful and Warm & Wonderful Guest House warmandwonderful.net • (800)459-8429, (559)642-4748 41255 Riverbend Ln, Ahwahnee, CA 93601

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F

155-250

155-250

5

F

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145-275

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115-145

135-195

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179-419

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36

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300-500

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198

238

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165-195

1

45

120-650

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BASS LAKE

Bass Lake Cabin near Yosemite

vrbo.com/248275 • (408)482-2667, fax (408)275-6560 40268 Rd 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604

Bass Lake Cabin Rentals/Bass Lake Vacation Rentals basslakereservations.com • (559)642-2211 P.O. Box 2325, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Bass Lake Home Rentals

basslakehomerentals.com • (559)877-4061, fax (559)877-4882 P.O. Box 955, North Fork, CA 93643

Bass Lake Realty Vacation Rentals

basslakerealty.com • (559]642-3600, fax (559]642-2771 P.O. Box 349, Bass Lake, CA 93604 44

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RESORT

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Hotel

Motel

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INN PHONE IN ROOM

Lodging

Bed & Breakfast Vacation Rental

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BASS LAKE (continued)

Ditton Realty Bass Lake Vacation Rentals

basslakevacations.com • (559)642-2288, fax (559)642-3399 54299 North Shore Rd (Rd 432)/P.O. Box 470, Bass Lake, CA 93604

Idyllic Mountain Retreat

homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3787182 • airbnb.com/rooms/3019670 (818)399-0984 • 36300 Rd 222, Wishon, CA 93669

Marc’s Bass Lake Vacation Rentals basslakeca.com/ml • (559)658-5611 P.O. Box 403, Bass Lake, CA 93604

Miller’s Landing Resort

millerslanding.com • (559)642-3633, fax (559)642-2869 37976 Rd 222, Wishon (Bass Lake), CA 93669

Mount’s Bass Lake Log Cabin

basslakelogcabin.com • (805)434-1811 39449 Crane Valley Court, Bass Lake, CA 93604

The Forks Resort

theforksresort.com • (559)642-3737, fax (559)642-2684 39150 Rd 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604

The Greene’s Cabin

imagedynam.com/cabin.htm • (714)883-3778 37671 Shoreline Pl, Bass Lake, CA 93604

The Pines Resort

basslake.com • (800)350-7463, (559)642-3121, fax (559)642-3902 54432 Rd 432/P.O. Box 90, Bass Lake, CA 93604

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275

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200-300

1

299

399

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1215 per week

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CHOWCHILLA

Days Inn - Gateway to Yosemite

daysinn.com/chowchilla • (559)665-4821, fax (559)665-1994 220 E. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Gateway to Yosemite

hiyosemitepark.com • (559)665-3300, fax (559)665-5597 309 Prosperity Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610

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59-99

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89-109

89-109

12

50-70

65-95

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130-175

160-225

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225-250

225-250

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139-229

239-299

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195-250

295-375

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200-400

300-500

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79-149

145-369

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129-285

255-445

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COARSEGOLD

Black Hawk Lodge

(559)868-3596 • 27694 Hwy 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614

Ravensbrook Bed & Breakfast

ravensbrook-yosemite.com • (559)683-4792 37621 Ravensbrook Way, Coarsegold, CA 93614

Yosemite Green Gables Inn

airbnb.com/rooms/3204243 • (559)760-2379 50033 Rd 420, Coarsegold, CA 93614

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FISH CAMP

Big Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

yosemiteinn.com • (559)641-2828, fax (559)642-6734 1221 Hwy 41/P.O. Box 39, Fish Camp, CA 93623

Little Ahwahnee Inn

LittleAhwahneeInn.com • (559)683-5052 6710 Forest Dr/P.O. Box 97, Fish Camp, CA 93623

Logger’s Retreat

loggersretreat.com • (626)798-1094 • Off Hwy 41 near Fish Camp

Narrow Gauge Inn

narrowgaugeinn.com • (888)644-9050, (559)683-7720 fax (559)683-2139 • 48571 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

tenayalodge.com • (888)322-5495, fax (559)683-6147 1122 Hwy 41/P.O. Box 159, Fish Camp, CA 93623

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Casa Grande Motel

(559)674-6703 • 12390 Golden State Blvd, Madera, CA 93637

Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel

maderasuites.hamptoninn.com • (559)661-0910, fax (559)661-0929 3254 Airport Dr, Madera, CA 93637

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109+

hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/madera/maeca/hoteldetail • (559)661-7400    fax (559)673-4800 • 2290 Market Place Dr, Madera, CA 93637

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125.95

Holiday Inn Express

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59-89

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225-260

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175-325

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65-75

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185-210 (4 people)

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INTERNET ACCESS

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40

PRIVATE BATH

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

americasbestvalueinn.com • (559)675-8697, fax (559)662-8938 22683 Avenue 18½, Madera, CA 93637

Quality Inn

choicehotels.com • (559)664-0100, fax (559)664-0200 317 North G Street, Madera, CA 93637

Springhill Suites by Marriott Madera

marriott.com/hotels/travel/fatmd-springhillsuites-madera (559)664-9800, fax (559)664-9882 1219 East Almond Ave, Madera, CA 93637

Super 8 - Madera

super8.com • (559)661-1131, fax (559)661-0224 1855 West Cleveland Ave, Madera, CA 93637

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Cascadel House

vrbo.com/179989 • homeway.com/228667 • (559)977-0147 fax (909)337-2789 (call first) • 59731 Cascadel Dr, North Fork, CA 93643

Lyn Mar Pond Guest Ranch

lynmarpondranch.com • ph/fax (559)877-7260 60072 Mammoth Pool Rd, North Fork, CA 93643

South Fork Motel

(559)877-2237, (559)676-7766 57714 Rd 225/P.O. Box 745, North Fork, CA 93643

Wisdom Retreat House

vrbo.com/129573 • wisdomretreats.us • (559)877-3776 34512 Rd 274, North Fork, CA 93643

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A Bed of Roses

abedofrosesyosemite.com • (888)264-0733 • (559)692-2100 fax(559)642-3485 • 43547 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644

A Haven of Rest Bed & Breakfast

havenofrestbnb.com • (559)642-2617 39681 Pine Ridge Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Americas Best Value Inn-Yosemite

abviyosemite.com • (800)658-2888, (559)658-5500 fax (559)658-5505 • 48800 Royal Oaks Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Best Western PLUS - Yosemite Gateway Inn

yosemitegatewayinn.com • (800)545-5462, (559)683-2378 fax (559)683-3813 • 40530 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Casa Rio Vacation Rental Home

vrbo.com/217299 • (805)444-0978 42315 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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120-155

165-215

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188-198

188-198

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72-138

115-190

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1

200-240

240-280

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250-450

385-585

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F

60-130

100-200

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129+

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149

220

140-155

150-165

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vrbo.com/447130 • airbnb.com/rooms/2158417 • (559)760-9182 42903 Country Club Dr East, Oakhurst, CA 93644 chateausureau.com • (559)683-6860, fax (559)683-0800 48688 Victoria Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Comfort Inn Yosemite Area

choicehotels.com • (800)4-CHOICE, (559)683-8282 fax (559)658-7030 • 40489 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Days Inn - Yosemite Sierra Inn

yosemitesierrainn.com • (877)642-2525, (559)642-2525 fax (559)658-8481 • 40662 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Eastwood Escape

vrbo.com/460052 • airbnb.com/rooms/949855 (559)284-8207 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

Evergreen Haus

evergreenhaus.net • (559)641-2220 43552 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Heaven’s Gate

flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p144821 • (818)702-0466 fax (818)230-1920 • 40316 Jean Rd West, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Hounds Tooth Inn

houndstoothinn.com • (559)642-6600, fax (559)658-2946 42071 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 46

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Cedar View Cottage Chateau du Sureau

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150

150

69-129

109.99299.99

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HOT TUB - SPA

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MICROWAVE OR KITCHENETTE

RESORT

 All  Some  In Common  Call

PETS ALLOWED

Hotel

Motel

DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE

INN PHONE IN ROOM

Lodging

Bed & Breakfast Vacation Rental

TELEVISION

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OAKHURST (continued) Huff and Puff Cottage

HomeAway.com/292051 • (559)240-2823, fax (559)641-7867 51052 Bon Veu Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Little Red Caboose

flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p288584 • (559)760-7607 fax (559)642-2198 • 45199 Big Oak Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Oakhurst Lodge

theoakhurstlodge.com • (559)683-4417, fax (559)683-4416 40302 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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Old Yosemite Road Cabin

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far-meadow.com • (310)728-6158 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

Ople’s Guest House

oplesguesthouse.com • (559)760-0866 41118 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Paradise Springs

ParadiseSpringsMountain.com • (559)642-2613, fax (559)251-5595 52770 Rd 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Pine Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

pineroseinn.com • (855)642-2800, (559)642-2800, fax (559)658-6152 41703 Rd 222, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Queen’s Inn By The River - Lodging, Wine Bar and Idle Hour Winery queensinn.com • (559)683-4354, fax (559)683-4334 41139 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Sierra Sky Ranch

sierraskyranch.com • (559)683-8040, fax (559)658-7484 50552 Rd 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Stewart-Nelson Family Cabin

vrbo.com/282823 • (916)425-4187 43126 E. Sugar Pine Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Suite Yosemite

suiteyosemite.com • (888)367-1677 Hwy 41 & Bass Lake Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite Mountain Rentals

yosemitemountainrentals.com • (831)818-3026 • Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast yosemitesierraview.com • (559)683-7650 39060 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

yosemitesouthgate.com • (559)683-3555, fax (559)683-3386 40644 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite Vulture’s View Bed & Breakfast

yosemitevulturesviewbandb.com • (559)683-8470 39045 John West Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite’s Mountain Trail Lodge

yosemitemountaintraillodge.com • (559)479-5698, fax (734)215-3004 42150 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644

Yosemite’s Suite Retreat Vacation Rentals

vrbo.com/359315 • (559)683-4183, fax (888)304-1989 40901 Hodges Hill Dr/P.O. Box 66, Oakhurst, CA 93644

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95-179

C

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126-226

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79-149

149-369

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164-225

300

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2

125-159

125-159

110-170

150-225

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3 

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F

166-209

175-245

81

C

79+

179+

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3

C

159-199

159-199

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90-150

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99

125

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AND NEIGHBORING AREAS DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite Accommodations

Call for Details and Prices

yosemitepark.com • (801)559-5000 • Reservation Service

Red’s Meadow Resort & Pack Station

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199-1200

299-1450

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52

28-195

28-335

64

169-975

269-1125

18

130-495

165-585

redsmeadow.com • (760)934-2345 1 Red's Meadow Cir/P.O. Box 395, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The Redwoods In Yosemite - Year-Round Vacation Homes & Rentals redwoodsinyosemite.com • (877)437-4675, fax (209)375-6400 8038 Chilnualna Falls Rd/P.O. Box 2085, Wawona, CA 95389

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Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort & Hostel

yosemitebug.com • (209)966-6666, fax (209)966-6667 6979 Hwy 140, Midpines, CA 95345

Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

scenicwonders.com • (888)YOSEMITE (967-3648) fax (310)582-0091 • 7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389

Yosemite West Cottages & Condominiums

yosemitewestreservations.com • (559)642-2211 P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Our thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos for this publication: Annie Starkey, Annie Starkey Photography, anniestarkey.com; Barbara Ezell, Avalon Freelance, avalonfreelance.com, avalonfreelance@gmail.com, (559)760-8615; Brent R. Paull, amwestphoto.com, brentrpaull@hotmail.com, (559)909-5208; Brian Wilhite, White Cloud Photography, whitecloudphotography.com, bluesky@sti.net, (559)683-2812; Cat Connor, Cats Eye Photography, catseyephotography@mac.com, cat-connor.artistwebsites.com; Darvin Atkeson, yosemitelandscapes.com; Debra Sutherland, goatgal11@netptc.net; Donn Hoyer, In loving memory of Donn (Bubba) Hoyer; Franka M. Gabler, frankagabler.com, franka@frankagabler.com, (559)760-2852; Jarrod Lyman, jarrodlyman@gmail.com; Jeff Grandy, jgrandy@sti.net; Jacqueline Mallouf, mallouf@sti.net,; Johnny Stafford, Johnny Stafford Photography, johnnystaffordphotography.com, info@johnnystaffordphotography.com, (559)683-0276; Gay Abarbanell, Creativity Unlimited, gaya926@gmail.com, (559)877-4867; Karl Bralich, peaklightimages.com; Kristal Leonard, isntthatbeautiful.com; Martin Nunez, martinnunez.photoshop.com, m8nunez@gmail.com, (559)288-8961; Mathew Tekulsky, mathewtekulsky.com, tekulsky@aol.com, (310)962-5653; Michael Ambrose, Michael Ambrose Photography, michaelambrose.com, michael@michaelambrose.com, (559)250-7853; Michael Simonian, simonianglassworks@yahoo.com; Nancy Robbins, robbinsphotography.com, nancy@robbinsphotography.com, (209)617-7147; Paul Mullins, Mullins Studio, paulmullinsphoto.com, paul@mullinsstudio.com; Roger Robinette, rhrobinette@yahoo.com, (559)676-1171; Ron Hendershott, hendershott@sti.net, (559)683-6546; Steve Montalto, HighMountain Images, highmountain.smugmug.com, stephenmontalto@gmail.com; Susan Holt, Susan Holt Photography, susanholtphotography.com, susanholtphotography@gmail.com, (850)376-5120; Susanne Updike-Waite, Sierra Vista Studios, sierravistastudios.com, tswaite@sti.net, (559)658-5950; Victoria Rankin Hughes, Deadwood Digital, flickr.com/victoriahughes, victoria@deadwooddigital.com, (559)641-8323 Front Cover: Half Dome by Michael Ambrose

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