How was your 11/1/11 at 1:11 PM ??
Sierra Mono Museum
Did you know that there is a nearby museum dedicated to preserving the culture and traditions of the Mono Indians? Almost 2,000 Mono people lived in the Sierra when the first whites came to area about 1850. The Mono came from “over the mountains” from Bishop, Lone Pine, Owens Valley, Mono Lake, Yosemite Valley, and the Kings River in Tulare County. The museum features artifacts, weapons, traditional games, ceremonial items, tools, and beaded crafts. Also on display is the Tettleton Wildlife diorama collection – over 200 freestanding taxidermy animals. The museum is about a half hour from Oakhurst at 33103 Road 228 North Fork, CA 93643. That’s at Rt 228 and 225. It’s free and gthey are ooen mosgt standard days.
FREE admission to Yosemite on Nov 11. Not because is spells out 11/11/11 (try that at 1:11 in the afternoon. No, it’s to honor Veterans Day. I served 6-years in your Air Force. Thank a vet when you see one. It can be tough duty. Our TBird club drives the vets in the San Jose Parade. Did you know we are losing 1,000 World War II vets every day?
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Hetch Hetchy is a grand landscape garden, one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain temples. As in Yosemite, the sublime rocks of its walls seem to glow with life . . . while birds, bees, and butterflies help the river and waterfalls to stir all the air into music.” – John Muir
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com