Tag: sierra nevada

Apr 14

Returning Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep to the heart of Yosemite

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back in Yosemite’s Cathedral Range after over 100 years of absence! Between March 26 and April 3, 2015 seven ewes were moved to the Laurel Creek area of Sequoia National Park. During this same time period ten ewes and three rams were were moved from the Inyo National Forest and …

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Apr 29

Portrait of a Giant Sequoia… #NGM

Imagine if you will, taking a picture of a tree.  Get every branch from the base to the tip in the picture. Sounds easy, right? Now imagine that the tree is 3,200 years old, 247 feet tall, has two billion needles and is continuing to grow even as you look at it.  All of a sudden, …

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Dec 17

Thru-hike the roadless Sierra

Backpacker Magazine put up an EXCELLENT appetite whetting hiking guide to one of the most scenic parts of the Pacific Crest Trail. For those who don’t know, the Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail that follows some of the highest pats of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges from Mexico to …

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Apr 17

CDFW Creates First Bighorn Sheep Herd in 25 Years

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and volunteers from around the state, have established a brand new herd of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. During the last week in March ten 10 female and four male bighorn sheep were captured from two of the largest existing herds in the Sierra Nevada and released together at …

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