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Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by AudioShockwav, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I live close to Yosemite National Park up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, above a sleepy little town from the 1800's called Mariposa.
    Mariposa County was formed in 1850, before California became the 31st state.
    The County Courthouse was built in 1854 and has been in continuous use to this very day.

    One of the locals here, Bill Lowe put together a video that shows what life is like out here in our little town.
    I wanted to share it with you guys.
    Enjoy my back yard.





    73
    Jeff
     
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  2. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    That is one mighty fine slice of America right there! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Too bad the politics in this state suck so bad.
     
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    Agreed.. very well put together video though.
     
  5. AudioShockwav

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    Really don't want to start a political debate.
    Just wanted to share a bit of life.
    73
    Jeff
     
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    I don't want to go down that road either. Thank you for sharing this!
     
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    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC357 Supporting Member

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    Bill Lowe did a great job putting it together. Beautiful country. One of my favorite things were the Dancing Cowgirls at 2:34. (y)

    Thanks for posting!
     
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    Beautiful area. I took Mountain Warfare training with Jarheads somewhere around there in the late 70's. Pickle something. Only got to run around a little, but would like to spend a week or so now. When I was a kid, I was sent to spend my summer with my Aunt and Uncle in Redding, CA. Jeff, have you ever been to the Olde West Gun and Loan? They owned that. Hopefully, I can visit Yosemite again.
     
  9. AudioShockwav

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    I have Family that live in Redding, but have never been to Olde West Gun and Loan.
    Most people think of the Ocean Beaches, The Monterey Bay Aquarium or Santa Cruz when they think of what is out here to see.
    There is a lot of beautiful country up in the Sierra.
    South of us is Kings Canyon National Park.
    Kings Canyon, like Yosemite is a glacier-carved valley more than a mile deep. With 14,000-foot peaks, swift-flowing rivers, and some of the world's largest stands of giant sequoia trees, Kings Canyon is another place you should visit.
    Boydens Cavern is awesome and the Giant Sequoias are magnificent.
    Here is some of the well known areas of Yosemite

    And here is a look at Kings Canyon.

    73
    Jeff
     
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    Beautiful area.
     
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    TM86 Soon to be appearing on your "Ignore" list!

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    The park service operates Cedar Grove Lodge right next to the Kings River deep in Kings Canyon. No cell phone service when I was there, so it was really nice. You could sit down by the river at a picnic table and just not care what's going on in the world.
     

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