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A local hiking book written almost two years ago, continues to remain popular and with warm weather on the way, the interest continues.

Twain Harte resident and outdoor enthusiast Kathi Joye, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

“Day Hikes Along The Highway 108 Corridor” is Joye’s first book.

Though seemingly self-explanatory, the book covers a total of seventy-six hiking trails from Knights Ferry to the east side of Sonora Pass.

Joye classifies each trail in terms of length, duration, elevation, difficulty and whether or not the trail is primitive or well maintained.

Some of the trails listed in the book will take the average hiker less than one hour. However, one of the “day hike” trails is sixteen miles. All of the trails offers a scenic or significant reward such as a view, a lake or a historical destination.

When asked about other hiking trail books, Joye said that there are numerous books that typically feature the same four or five high Sierra trails in Tuolumne County along with hundreds of others outside of the county.

This book is very specific, covering not only trails in the Sierra Nevada (along Highway 108), but lower elevation trails found in Sonora, Jamestown, Chinese Camp and Knights Ferry.

This Saturday (March 19th), Joye will be discussing her book starting at 2 PM in the Tuolumne City Museum in Tuolumne City. Copies will be available for sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.

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