April 30, 2014

Trail Mix for 5/1: Used gear sale Sunday at River Center

Outdoors news and notes.

In need of some affordable outdoors equipment? The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is hosting a used gear sale at River Center.

The sale, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 11605 Old Friant Road in Fresno, is part of the Food Trucks and Farm Fare day.

There also will be an artisans marketplace. Admission is free.

Tioga Pass opening soon

Tioga Pass, the Sierra corridor to Mono Lake, may be opening as soon as this weekend.

The pass was opened from the east on April 18, but a series of storms rolled in last week and forced the closure of Highway 120.

Mono County Supervisor Byng Hunt told the Mammoth Times that Tioga Pass was scheduled to fully open last Friday, but the storm pushed the target date back.

Hunt hinted that the all clear to open the pass from both sides could come Saturday or Sunday.

Drawing open for deer, pig permits in Merced County

Hunters can now apply for deer and pig hunt access permits for the opening weekend of Aug. 9-10 at the Cottonwood Creek and San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas.

Call the Los Banos office of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at (209) 826-0463 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for an application or download it by searching for Cottonwood Creek at www.dfg.ca.gov.

Applications may be submitted via email to roger.wilbur@wildlife.ca.gov or mailed to CDFW's Los Banos office at 18110 W. Henry Miller Ave., Los Banos, 93635.

Deadline is July 3, with a computerized drawing at 11 a.m. July 7.


Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk/Run

• When: 7 a.m. Saturday
• Where: Woodward Park

Hinds Hospice is hosting its 10th annual Angel Babies Walk/Run fundraiser benefiting the program that helps families whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a terminal condition.

There is a pancake breakfast and kids zone area with activities.

Races start at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K. The 2-mile begins at 8 a.m., and the quarter- and eighth-mile runs for children ages 9 and younger at 9 a.m.

Race day registration will be available starting at 6:45 a.m. Cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child.

Yosemite Rivers open house

• When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
• Where: 40827 Highway 41, Oakhurst 93644

The Yosemite Rivers Fly Shop is hosting its annual open house Saturday.

Activities include free fly-casting lessons and a barbecue starting at noon. Dan Busby and the Sierra Fly Fisher crew also will give free lessons and demonstrations.

All are welcome.

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