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2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

2014-06-24 23:16:38

Averaging more than 30 miles a day at elevations over 14,000 feet, Gerry Morton and Andrew Skurka travel the 221-mile John Muir Trail in seven days — a trip that takes most hikers four weeks. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The John Muir Trail runs 221 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. It is a challenging trek that averages 10,000 feet in elevation, with several mountain passes that are in excess...

2014-04-24 23:11:45

Former Yosemite Ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive presentation on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, followed by a discussion and tasting of Living Tree Community Foods. This event is free and open to the public. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Living Tree Community Foods invites the public to a free presentation and tasting at 7:30pm on May 1st at UC Berkeley’s Faculty Club. Naturalist and former Yosemite ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive...

2014-04-01 23:01:57

On any given day tens of thousands of tourists flock to Yosemite to admire superlative views of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and wildlife tour company, offers guided tours with expert naturalists on a week-long excursion, September 26 – October 3, that takes visitor experience to a whole new level. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Company owner Peg Abbott says, “Yosemite is a perfect environment to search out birds classic to the...

2012-12-01 05:01:48

DCP received a Silver Pearl Award for John Muir Health magazine, Best Achievement of Corporate Objectives and a Silver Pearl Award for Best Interactive Content for Tablet Devices. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP) was honored on November 5 at the 2012 Pearl Awards ceremony at the Liberty Theater in New York City with two awards for its client work in custom magazine strategy and tablet app content. DCP was awarded the Pearl Awards for Best Achievement...

2011-07-09 00:00:29

Concord, California hospital seeing 97 percent uptime from its combined heat and power modules. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 It didn't take long for John Muir Medical Center to experience the exceptional efficiency of Elite Energy Systems' combined heat and power (CHP) solutions. A study conducted nine months after the hospital's CHP system went online shows the application to be operating at 97 percent uptime. Thanks to the dependability of this system, John Muir is able to...

2011-04-12 11:52:00

CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's YMCAs, has received a $500,000 grant from The Sierra Club Foundation to provide thousands of military youth and their family members with outdoor camp experiences at YMCA day camps, overnight camps and family camps from April 2011 through March 2012. This announcement comes on the heels of First Lady Michelle Obama's call this morning for greater support for military families....


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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