Trail Mix for 6/12: Youth fishing derby taking over Shaver

The Fresno BeeJune 11, 2014 

Todd Street holds up a bass his daughter Amanda, age 8, caught at Shaver Lake during the 13th annual Youth Fishing Derby in 2007.

MARK CROSSE — Fresno Bee Staff Photo Buy Photo

Anglers ages 3 to 15 will cast their lines at Shaver Lake on Saturday for a chance to win prizes in the 20th edition of the youth fishing derby.

Prize categories include first fish, last fish, smallest fish, largest limit, largest fish and youngest angler. The big fish and casting contests will be split into three age groups: 3-7, 8-11 and 12-15.

All kids will be entered in a free derby raffle that includes a grand prize of a family fishing trip on Shaver Lake. Other prizes are a half-day fishing boat rental, fishing tackle, sports equipment, clothing, gift certificates and more.

Registration will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Southern California Edison day-use area on Road 2. No day-use fee is required. The casting contest and fishing will start at 8 a.m.

Details: Greg Marks at (559) 855-8752

Climb to Kaiser ride set for June 28

A 155-mile ride with 13,500 feet of elevation gain? Yeah, it's no wonder the annual Climb to Kaiser is rated one of the toughest in the nation by Bicycling Magazine.

If you're not up for the grueling challenge, opt for the shorter Tollhouse Century or Millerton Metric rides.

All rides start at Sierra Intermediate School in Clovis.

State votes to make gray wolf endangered

The California Fish and Game Commission voted last week to list the gray wolf as an endangered species under California law.

The animal is already federally listed as an endangered species. The new regulation protects the gray wolf under state law, the California Endangered Species Act.



• 48th Father's Day Run

When: 6:30 a.m. Sunday

Where: Woodward Park (Mt. View Shelter)

The 2-mile run starts at 6:30 a.m.; the 6-mile run -- a 30-point Valley Runner of the Year Series event -- starts at 7 a.m. Awards will follow at approximately 8:15 a.m. The 2-mile walk starts at 6:31 a.m.

Father-son and father-daughter teams must be registered before race day. Walk-in registration is available for $30 at Sierra Running Co. on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices increase $10 on race day.

The race benefits the Fresno City College track and field team.

Details: Jesus Reyes at or (858) 414-8853

• REI Garage Sale

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: REI Fresno, 7810 N. Blackstone Ave.

REI will hold another members-only garage sale this weekend for adventurers seeking cheap and discounted gear. The store will hand out numbered wristbands at 4 p.m., with the lottery draw entry starting at 5 p.m. Memberships can be purchased on site for $15. All sales are final.


• Wilderness Speaks

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Three Rivers Arts Center

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, writer and poet Ed Zahniser will offer his unusual perspective on this landmark public-land law at a free seminar. Zahniser remembers growing up as his father created and penned more than 60 revisions of the Wilderness Act between 1956 to 1964. Howard Zahniser died in May 1964, months before President Johnson signed the National Wilderness Preservation System Act into law.

The Sequoia Natural History Association is hosting a series of programs this month at the John Muir and Wuksachi lodges. From basic wilderness skills to half-mile night hikes, the park offers a variety of one-hour sessions free of charge.


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