Saturday, April 18, 2015 – Minaret Mountain Adventure
At the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites located at 40644 Highway 41 in Oakhurst from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Tony Krizan, local adventurer, author & photographer shares his 30 plus years of hiking experiences and photos with this exciting series. Experience this 30 minute show as Tony brings to life, a nine day 47 mile lope starting at the Mammoth Trailhead at 7,495 feet, just above Clover Meadow.
Tony’s “Minaret Mountain Adventure” takes you over to the east side, around Minaret Lake and a special preview at 9,810 feet, the Minaret Mine established in 1878. He’ll continue back through the Minarets skirting around the two tallest peaks – Mt. Ritter at 13,143 feet and Mt. Banner at 12,942 feet. Then from Lake Catherine dropping in elevation following the North Fork of the San Joaquin River to the Iceberg Pass Trailhead. This free slide show event reviles the hidden beauty and history concealed within our Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Tony Krizan’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Series
Join the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, Crab Cakes Restaurant, REI of Fresno and the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in honoring the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. We will be hosting Tony Krizan, local photographer, author and avid hiker as he takes you on a spectacular photo journey of hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This 7-event series features wilderness hiking trails within the mountains surrounding Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park. The slide show presentation will allow you to experience the trails and endless views as if you were there, and learn about their history.
Six of the presentations will be in the lobby of the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites located at 40644 Highway 41 in Oakhurst from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be a special presentation at the REI at River Park in Fresno.
Schedule of Presentations:
April 18, 2015 Minaret Mountains (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
May 9, 2015 Wawona Stagecoach Road (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
June 13, 2015 Great Sierra Mines, (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
July 11, 2015 High Sierra Passes (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
August 8, 2015 Lake Italy Loop (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
September 19, 2015 Lost in Kings Canyon (Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Oakhurst)
September 29, 2015 Minaret Mountains (REI of Fresno)
All presentations are open to the public and free of charge.
Guests can enjoy a complimentaryvariety of hors-d’oeuvres for each presentation at Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites provided by Crab Cakes Restaurant in Oakhurst. In conjunction with presentations, REI of Fresno will display various kinds of extreme hiking equipment in the Southgate Hotel lobby. The same type of equipment Tony would use on one of his many adventures.
After the presentations, autographed copies of Tony’s two books on hiking the historic Yosemite Trails will be available. For more event information you can go to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau website at: www.yosemitethisyear.com and for more information on the Yosemite Anniversaries go to: www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary.