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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor

September 25th, 2013

Top 5 Reasons You Need a Realtor

Winds Shift Friday – Rim Fire Smoke Has Now Arrived At Bass Lake

August 31st, 2013

From Judy at Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau:


Roads:  Attached

Weather:  Attached

20% chance of thunderstorms beginning today through Monday


What can I say except “I’m sorry.”


After 10 days of telling folks there’s been no smoke in Yosemite Valley . . . the smoke has arrived. Here’s the link to the High Sierra webcam:


We also have a lot of smoke in the Oakhurst area, and I assume that extends over to North Fork and down to Coarsegold.


Only road closure still is Hwy 120. There is NO access to Highway 395/Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes/South Lake Tahoe via Tioga Road. Tioga Road will remain closed through Labor Day at least.


I sent out a map showing alternate routes yesterday. If you need a copy of that, let me know.


All Yosemite Valley facilities, as well as those at Glacier Point, Wawona and Mariposa Grove are open for business as usual. There has been virtually no degradation of air quality except in the immediate area of the fire in the extreme northwest corner of the park (the Big Oak Flat entrance area). Although the fire has consumed some 193,000 acres to this point (8/29), only 45,000 of those are in Yosemite, and virtually all of those are in wilderness area. **Visit the links at the end of this report for extensive information about the fire and about conditions in Yosemite**




Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Coarsegold Peddlers’ Fair, Coarsegold Village


Saturday, August 31 – 5 pm – Moonlight Special (dinner, train ride, entertainment) at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad


Saturday, August 31 – 7 pm – An Evening of Melodrama, Golden Chain Theatre



The following are some links for the latest information regarding facilities and roads in and around Yosemite National Park: – this is information disseminated by Yosemite National Park about current conditions in the park – this is a link to real-time webcams which show up-to-the-moment conditions in various places in and around Yosemite Valley – this is the most current fire information, distributed by Cal Fire – link for Yosemite Valley weather conditions – California road conditions



  • Highway 120W (Big Oak Flat entrance)  from 3.2 miles east of Groveland to 6 miles
  • Tioga Road is closed temporarily from Crane Flat to Yosemite Creek picnic area – You cannot currently get from Yosemite Valley to Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes via Hwy 120E/Tioga Road
  • Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat store and campground, Tamarack Flat CG, White Wolf store and CG,

Yosemite Creek CG

  • Hetch Hetchy Road and environs


If you have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help make your visit to our area a rousing success.




Judi Hussain

Visitor Center Coordinator


40637 Highway 41

Oakhurst, CA  93644

559/683-4636 * Fax 559/683-5697

Yosemite Road Conditions – Most Are Open. Smoke Not An Issue in Yosemite or at Bass Lake

August 29th, 2013

 Here is the latest information on road closures within Yosemite National Park.

Most roads remain open, and smoke is not an issue on the valley floor or at Bass Lake.  The winds are blowing the smoke north and east.


Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013

Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013 Click for Inciweb


Road & Weather Conditions

As of Thursday, August 29, 2013


Road conditions will not be reprinted unless there is a change.


INSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -       209-372-0200     

Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120E) CLOSED at least through Labor Day  from Crane Flat to just beyond White Wolf. There is no access to Lee Vining/Mono Lake from Yosemite Valley.

Glacier Point Road                  OPEN

Mariposa Grove Road             OPEN


Hetch Hetchy                          CLOSED due to fire

Yosemite Valley Roads           OPEN         

Hwy 140 into Yosemite          OPEN         

Highway 41 (Wawona Rd)      OPEN




41                         OPEN           


49                         OPEN         


140                       OPEN         


120 Westbound       OPEN   (West of Groveland)


395                       OPEN          


108 (Sonora Pass OPEN (Monitor status)


4 (Ebbets Pass)       OPEN


89 (Monitor Pass)     OPEN


80 (Donner Pass)    OPEN          

88 (Carson Pass)     OPEN         


50 (Echo Summit)   OPEN


180 (Kings Canyon) OPEN





198 (Sequoia)         OPEN    (for info. call 559-565-3341 Press 1 then 1 again)


5 (Grapevine)         OPEN          


58 (Tehachapi)        OPEN          

***Sonora Rim Fire*** WE NEED HELP!

August 23rd, 2013

Sonora Rim Fire Folks in Need of Our Help & Support

from Sue Carner

Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013

Sonora Rim Fire August 23, 2013 Click for Inciweb

We don’t have emergencies like this very often but we need help, food, water, and probably additional funds for this fire for the fire people and the displaced residents.

There is a shelter at Sonora fairgrounds which you can get to by Hwy 49 and up from the valley hwy 120. The blockage is at or above the intersection of 49 & 120. American Red Cross is handling the shelter and the District 4A1 Lions are handling the kitchen.

PDG Tom Panhallegon (Sonora Lions) and his club have handled it so far but they will need help cooking and serving. PLEASE do not just show up. CALL PDG Tom (209) 694-5191 or his wife ZC Wendy Dart (209) 406-5015. He will have 3 shifts a day: 7 AM to Noon; Noon to 4 PM; 4 PM to 9 PM.

Per Red Cross, they have food through Sunday already donated for lunch and dinner. Priority is breakfast and dinner so they will probably need breakfast foods. Definitely need cooks and servers. Also need kitchen utensils, but Red Cross is looking into donations. If you plan to cook, might be smart to bring your own utensils.

You will probably have to park away from the fairgrounds as it may be parking for fire equipment.

Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Complete Dam Crest Now Open

April 25th, 2013

Crane Valley Dam Crest

PG&E is pleased to announce the completion of the Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Project and reopening of the Dam Crest pedestrian and bike trail access. The Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Project upgraded the dam to meet current federal and state seismic standards preventing downstream flooding in the event of a major earthquake and safeguarding the North Fork and downstream communities.

As the successful Seismic Retrofit Project is now complete, the focus returns to the recreation activities which bring thousands of people to Bass Lake every year for the scenery, fishing, boating and swimming. PG&E is working hard to help Bass Lake return back to its natural habitat with the completion of this project.

PG&E is truly in partnership with Bass Lake and surrounding communities. Crane Valley Dam and Bass Lake supply cost-effective and clean renewable energy, flood protection, habitat for fish and wildlife and for the community — provides public recreation areas which drive this local economy.

PG&E is committed to long term restoration efforts around the dam and Wishon Quarry sites. The 54-acre quarry site is being carefully restored with more than 30,000 trees planted as part of a plan to replenish the area with native vegetation. Additionally, PG&E committed to stock Bass Lake with high quality catchable and trophy rainbow trout. The first few fish stockings already occurred adding over 4,000 pounds of catchable and trophy rainbow trout added to the lake to date. Another 10 fish stockings are scheduled through May 2014 which adds another 13,000 pounds of high quality rainbow trout to Bass Lake.

The Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Project is a great example in working collaboratively with regulatory agencies and local community stakeholders to solve issues and meet different needs. We thank the Bass Lake and surrounding communities for their support helping make this a successful project.

We hope this summer brings a new wave of tourism to Bass Lake to enjoy this improved resource for the community.

Courtesy of PGE. Please visit for pictures of the completed dam and more information on the lifting of the lake level restriction now that the dam is complete.

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show at Bass Lake

April 11th, 2013


April 4, 2013


Bass Lake Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show, Saturday May 18, 2013

Banshee Tahoe Classic Wooden Boat

The 23rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club and Bass Lake Boat Rentals, the show will feature over 50 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the West Coast. The show is the annual rendezvous for the Southern and Northern California Chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of America and promises to be one of the largest of the season in California.

The show takes place on the docks in front of Ducey’s On The Lake in the Pines Village on the North Shore of Bass Lake. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fee to see the boats is $5.00 per person (children under 10 free) with proceeds going toward sight preservation and other community projects supported by the Bass Lake Lions, including a camp for sight and hearing impaired children.

Bring your old eyeglasses, cell phones and hearing aids for recycling and get 2 free raffle tickets for the mega drawing.

For more information, please call Jim Milligin at (559) 642-3420.

Submitted by Beth Carver
Bass Lake Lions Club

Ridgeline Bass Lake Home For Sale

April 9th, 2013

This week’s Featured Property is this Bass Lake Ridgeline home for ONLY $195,000!

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Luxury Fish Camp Ca Home For Sale Under 900k

March 29th, 2013

This week’s Featured Property is this gorgeous Fish Camp home for ONLY $899,000!

Fish Camp Home For Sale Gorgeous setting in the pines!

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Oakhurst Home for Sale

March 22nd, 2013

This week’s Featured Property is this must see Oakhurst home for ONLY $169,900.

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Put this move in ready, Oakhurst home on your “must see” list. This ranch style home has …

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Beautiful Lake Front Lot Bass Lake California

March 15th, 2013

This week’s Featured Property is this incredible Lake Front Bass Lake lot.

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Awesome lake front lot near “The Falls” on Beautiful Bass Lake. This lot has the…

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