The Bass Lake spring clean arrives Saturday and volunteers are being sought to help keep the place tidy.
At 9 a.m., a group of volunteers will meet at Recreation Point. Garbage bags, gloves, water and a free lunch will be provided. All that’s needed is extra pairs of hands ready to work. For more information, call (559) 642-3212 or email email@example.com.
Legendary climber Potter sets Half Dome speed trip record
For most, the hike up iconic Half Dome is a full-day task.
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But not for legendary Yosemite climber, base jumper and tight-rope walker Dean Potter.
On May 3, Potter set the fastest known time to climb up and down Half Dome — 2 hours, 17 minutes, 52 seconds. He used a combo of running, speed hiking and free-solo climbing to reach the 8,839-foot summit in 1 hour, 19 minutes before completing the trip to the Valley floor.
His time was nearly 6 minutes faster than the previous best of 2:23:51 set by Kyle Williams in September.
Potter, who carved a route different than the one traveled by Williams, carried no food or water and wore approach shoes, according to the Adventure Journal.
Mother’s Day Run/Walk
When: 6-7 a.m. Saturday
Where: Woodward Park (Mountain View shelter)
Grab your mom and head to the park for the annual event.
The day starts with a quarter-mile youth run (ages 9 and younger) at 7:05 a.m. A 2-mile run and 2-mile walk will start at 7:25. The 10K race, which is also a 30-point event in the Valley Runner of the Year Series, will start at 7:35.
The event costs $20 for the kids run, $30 for the other races. Entry fees go up $5 on race day.
All participants will receive a race T-shirt. Team awards will be given to the fastest mother/daughter and mother/son teams in the 10K and 2-mile run events.
Awards also will be given to the overall and top three finishers in each age group. The event is hosted by the Greater Madera Kiwanis Club and benefits local youth projects and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Registration is available at www.greaterkiwanis.com; Fleet Feet, 9447 N. Fort Washington Road in Fresno, from 3-7 p.m. Friday; and before the race on Saturday.
More details: proracegroup.com
• Ed Pandolfino, author and president of Western Field Ornithologists, is the guest speaker at this month’s Fresno Audubon Society general meeting. Pandolfino will take guests on a virtual trip through the Sierra Nevada, discussing the diversity of birds, their various habitats and which birds are in decline or are increasing.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the UC Center, Calaveras Room, 550 E. Shaw Ave.