Tagged With "Mariposa Grove"

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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

Dr.Y ·
Amazing! Next on the list! Thanks DrFumblefinger!
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

PHeymont ·
These days, I think of myself as a walker rather than a hiker—although I'm hard-put to really define the difference—but I love the accessible or easier walks you've been featuring...and one of these days, I really HAVE to get to Yosemite. Thanks!
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

Jessica Meddows ·
I'm so jealous you got to see deer! We were there a couple of weeks ago and the most wildlife we saw were some birds and adventurous squirrels. I was hoping for a bear or deer. Random question - I've been trying to find out the temperature of the water in Yosemite. Mirror Lake in particularly. You don't happen to know, do you? I went swimming in Mirror Lake and everyone looked at me like I'd spontaneously sprouted a second head.
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for all your comments. Followup: DrY. Yes, you and your family should see this sometime. You would love it! We need to plan out a trip to California for you that includes its best parks and some city sites. PHeymont. Yes, you must DO Yosemite. I recommend mid to late May as the best time to go as the waterfalls are brimming with meltwater. I like hikes of all types and can still do "moderate" hikes, though no longer take on "challenging" ones. But the Mariposa grove is doable by...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 8, 2014: Home Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

PortMoresby ·
  This story begins on a boat on the Mekong River, on a 2 day trip downriver, from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, Laos.  Travel pal, Jim, and I had taken the route a previous year on a freight boat, interesting but far from comfortable.  In...
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Cruising California's 17 Mile Drive

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are a lot of famous road trips in the USA, like California's Pacific Coast Highway and Montana's Going to the Sun Highway .  One of the best known drives in America is scenic 17-Mile Drive (actually distance depends on how you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 6th, 2015: Fish Creek Park

Still Country Photo ·
  My favorite place in the world:  Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park.  This was taken after a lovely evening stroll, one of so many, in the Grove.  It is so beautiful there and abundant with wildlife.  In the springtime, the does...
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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Walk the Redwood Forest of Muir Woods

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L says "I am not much of a 'back to nature' kind of guy... But Muir Woods National Monument is a totally different experience." Share it with him!
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Luray Valley Museum, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of the museum that was the site for last week's Where In The World puzzle.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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Spring Greening in Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
PHeymont has been walking his favorite park almost daily for lockdown exercise, and has been watching its annual turn from winter to green.
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Best Places to Visit in LA

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Ori shares some of the travel highlights of visiting sunny Los Angeles (sponsored content)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 18, 2015: Olive Grove, Saint-Remy

PHeymont ·
  An easy walk from the center of Saint-Remy, these olive trees are on the grounds of the hospital of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year of his life in the 1880s. While there, he painted in these fields. For...
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Feb. 24, 2018: Sculpture Details, Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
Brooklyn's Prospect Park has lots of statues and sculptural details, but not all of them get the attention they're worth. PHeymont looks at a few.
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Experience bliss at these nature-blessed destinations in Kerala

Rekha Bisht ·
Kerala is titled ‘God’s Own Country’ and that is not without reason. Blessed by nature in every form, it is truly one of the known paradise on Earth. Imagine lush greenery, endless blues, golden beaches, roaring waterfalls, navigable network of waters, wildlife inhabited jungles and bliss of every kind. When the Gods themselves have favoured this land, then it is not quite easy to make a list of the most beautiful places in Kerala, as every corner of the state is blessed in its own way. Here...
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December 20, 2017: Kasbah Amerhidil, Skoura, Morocco

Professorabe ·
Today Professor Abe shares a visit to a beautifully preserved Moroccan Kasbah
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June 4, 2018: Sainte Anne du Bocage, Caraquet

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a look at the beautiful Saint Anne du Bocage in Caraquet.
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Sequoia National Park: Home of the World's Largest Trees

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger walks among the giant trees of Sequoia National Park. The sequoias are the most massive living things on the planet.
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 12) The Beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sri Lanka is intimately tied to the sea.  As a tropical island, only a few degrees north latitude of the equator, there are dozens of lovely warm beaches by which you can relax.  Some like to swim, some like to...
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5 Miami Landmarks to Visit During the Summer

Katy ·
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our crazy lives and I forget what a great city I live in. Not only is Miami filled with mouth-watering food, but also some pretty cool landmarks and spots everyone should spend some time in.   Before the summer is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 28, 2014: Poipu Beach, Hawaii

PHeymont ·
The caption is really a bit of a tease, because the beach barely appears in this picture, taken as we approached it through a shady grove that became our retreat when the beach was too hot. In fact, one of the things we enjoyed about Hawaiian beaches...
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Sweets Upon Sweets at TK’s at the Villa Mayfair

Katy ·
The first time I ate TK’s at the Villa Mayfair’s vanilla mousse cheesecake I was celebrating Yelp’s 10 th anniversary, and I remember thinking it was one of the best desserts I had ever tasted. Not too long ago I was invited over to...
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Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California: Where Gumbo Was #60

DrFumblefinger ·
This puzzle had a rather short shelf life.  Congratulations to Lynn Millar who quickly recognized the fountain in front of the historic Wawona hotel in Yosemite National Park.  You can see the relationship of the fountain to the Wawona in...
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Finding Your Hike in Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
  If my title seems puzzling, let me explain. Prospect Park, Brooklyn, is a 585-acre unnatural wonder, shaped by its builders to represent rural values and spaces in a growing 19th-century city. From farmland and hillside, Olmsted and Vaux...
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What To Do In Miami When It Rains

Katy ·
Now that we are in full-blown summer mode there will be days that are total washouts and you won’t be able to spend the day on the beach. So what is there to do in Miami when it rains? I have put together a list for you to keep on hand whenever...
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A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
The  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens  is the world's highest botanical garden, situated at the foot of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies, in gorgeous Vail Valley.  The Garden rests at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and is...
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Hike of the Week: The Waters of Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
Think of a hike and you think of nature, right? And this hike in Brooklyn's Prospect Park will look a lot like nature, but that's actually a complete deception. Almost nothing in the entire park is "natural."    When the then-city of...
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Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
The state of California has some pretty remarkable scenery.  Where else can you find the world's ...  Oldest trees (bristle-cone pines) Tallest trees (redwoods) Largest/most massive trees (sequoias)... ...but in California?  I know it's...
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Canters Deli and the Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob looks at two iconic places on Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles that are even better than he remembers.
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Ancients in the White Mountains: Searching for Methuselah

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In his first post on TravelGumbo, Tim Newcomb visits the oldest trees in the world in the White Mountains of California
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July 19, 2016: Finding Vicksburg History at Baer House

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits an unusual bed and breakfast in Vicksburg and learns the even more unusual story of its original owners.
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Savoring the Flavor of Miami

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some excellent suggestions on how to enjoy your time in Miami.
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June 1, 2019: Snow Plant, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of the relative rare snow plant, which grows at high altitude in the mountains of the US western states.
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The Inspiration of Yosemite

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow shares some spectacular views of the park, made as he worked to perfect his own craft as a photographer.
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Fairfax District, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #338)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L walks us through the history and color of one of Los Angeles' most popular attractions.
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Christ of the Ozarks and Passion Play, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of the Great Passion Play and Christ of the Ozarks, situated on Magnetic Mountain overlooking Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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From Where I Sit: A Gallery of Benches

PHeymont ·
In a recent Gumbo blog , Jonathan L. pointed out that travelers (and locals) need a place to rest from time to time while visiting or going about daily life...and part of the need is what's called—logically—street furniture.  (Above,...
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Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

seesaw ·
At a Zen Buddhist temple, seesaw experiences a ritual with traditional tea and sweet candies: A never-to-be-forgotten rich sensory memory.
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Ringo Starr's boyhood home in Liverpool sells for £70,000

Travel Rob ·
Ringo Star's boyhood home at 10 Admiral Grove in the Toxteth area of inner-city Liverpool. sold for £70,000.
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Connecting with Ancestral Roots, Dresden, Tennessee

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her emotional yet wonderful visit to her granmother's home town of Dresden, Tennessee on what would have been her 107th birthday.
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Missouri Botanical Garden Should Be on Your To-Do List

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her beautiful visit to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. It wasn't on her to-do list, but she is so glad they visited.
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July 17, 2018: Burgwin-Wright House, Wilmington, NC

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes us along for a visit to Wilmington's only pre-Revolution building open to the public, and to its gardens.
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Re: Dec. 1, 2019: Asbury Park Convention Hall, NJ

Ron B. ·
During the 1940s, when I was 6 to 8 years old, my Grandmother, Mother, and Aunt stayed in a boarding house in Ocean Grove on (known then as Decoration Day) Memorial Day weekend. We'd walk the Boardwalk, through the Casino, maybe I'd ride the merry-go-round, and we'd roll balls up a ramp and score points for more chances to play. At that tender age, I found the Convention Center awesome. Here's a bit of its history: https://noweverthen/asbury/ap1fold/ap1.7.html
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Re: Walk the Redwood Forest of Muir Woods

DrFumblefinger ·
It is an amazing experience to hike among these giants! A different but equally impressive experience is to hike among the sequoia trees of Sequoia or Yosemite National Park. There's a post on TravelGumbo about hiking the Mariposa grove of sequoias in Yosemite at this link .
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