From the Publisher
THE YEAR WAS 1988 and my dream for Tuolumne County region to have a magazine showcasing the best of our region was about to come true. One year later, Calaveras County joined our regional focus. In the 25 years we have been publishing Sierra Seasons, I have had to pleasure to work with some wonderful people, from the writers and photographers who contribute their talents, our representatives and businesses that have made Sierra Seasons possible. And I have enjoyed talking to our readers and hearing what stories they would like to see in future issues. Thank you all! To celebrate the best of the Central Sierra, and Sierra Seasons, we are running edited versions of 4 of our favorite stories from recent past years. In 2004, editor Jan Hovey compiled an incredible look at our region’s rivers. This 20 page feature included four ways to visit and enjoy the rivers from the Clavey in the south to the Mokelumne in the North. The next year, we included an article on finding gold– how and where to pan for the mineral. In the summer of 2009, I wanted to display the beautiful photos of hibernating ladybugs by Phil Schermeister and the story behind them, by the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center. Exploring local caverns is a highlight attraction in the Central Sierra, and in 2000 we ran an overview of the cave tours available. I should note that these and most past issues or Sierra Seasons are available on our website. Of course, the bulk of this issue is dedicated to current events and attractions. I hope you will continue to enjoy the best of our region and reading Sierra Seasons.
Don Hukari, publisher