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July 7, 2002 | THOMAS CURWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five hours of driving, night had finally caught up with us. Through the forest we caught glimpses of the lake and the flames of campfires, and by the time our high beams fell on our turnoff, we were ready to collapse. We unpacked the car and walked down to the dock. Huntington Lake, this unexpected gem in the middle of the High Sierra, lay before us, dark and still beneath the stars. It had been a spur-of-the-moment getaway, and we had been running late all day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A fire with a high potential for enlarging continues to burn in an area northwest of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest northeast of Fresno. The blaze, known as the Aspen fire, has grown over 14,300 acres and is 35% contained, according to a Wednesday morning fire update. The fire is in the Sierras, between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. Nearly 1,800 people are working to fight the flames. Because the terrain is so steep and rugged, they are using helicopters and air tankers to suppress its immediate expansion while ground teams build “control lines” farther away from the perimeter.
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OPINION
November 14, 2009
Re "An elegy for summertime," Column One, Nov. 9 I loved The Times' article on Huntington Lake. I have had many such experiences at our cabins in northern New England. The bittersweet knowledge of the ending of a radiant summer and the onset of a colder, drearier but often starkly beautiful, quiet and serene fall. And then the long, silent, lonely, unobserved winter. It was a lovely piece of writing. Thanks. David O. Sears Los Angeles
OPINION
November 14, 2009
Re "An elegy for summertime," Column One, Nov. 9 I loved The Times' article on Huntington Lake. I have had many such experiences at our cabins in northern New England. The bittersweet knowledge of the ending of a radiant summer and the onset of a colder, drearier but often starkly beautiful, quiet and serene fall. And then the long, silent, lonely, unobserved winter. It was a lovely piece of writing. Thanks. David O. Sears Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | THAO HUA
A college student from Mission Viejo drowned while on a family outing near Huntington Lake in Fresno County after sliding down a rocky area into a churning hydraulic hole that trapped the woman under water for about two hours, authorities said Friday. Danielle Denos, 19, was swimming about 11 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A fire with a high potential for enlarging continues to burn in an area northwest of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest northeast of Fresno. The blaze, known as the Aspen fire, has grown over 14,300 acres and is 35% contained, according to a Wednesday morning fire update. The fire is in the Sierras, between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. Nearly 1,800 people are working to fight the flames. Because the terrain is so steep and rugged, they are using helicopters and air tankers to suppress its immediate expansion while ground teams build “control lines” farther away from the perimeter.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2002
Thomas Curwen's nostalgic Huntington Lake feature ("Lakeside in the High Sierra," July 7) more than did justice to this magnificent wonderland. I was raised in Big Creek in the '40s and '50s and, amazingly, the area has changed little. Especially all those wonderful adventures--backpacking, fishing, hunting, trapping. The writer asked, "I wonder if the children who toast marshmallows for s'mores today will have the same feeling 30 years from now." Yes, Mr. Curwen, they will. RAY HOLM Westlake I was disappointed by your description of Huntington Lake as scruffy and not as pretty as Bass Lake.
NEWS
August 27, 1994 | Associated Press
Erratic winds Friday afternoon forced the evacuation of campers and cabin dwellers at Huntington Lake for a second time as crews battled to stop a raging Sierra Nevada forest fire. An undetermined number of people staying around the recreational lake were ordered to leave at midafternoon as a precaution because of fears the fire might reach the lake, said Sierra National Forest spokeswoman Robyn Smith.
NEWS
October 7, 1992 | PETER H. KING
Notes from a California tour: HUNTINGTON LAKE, Aug . 28 : This High Sierra lake is one of California's great secrets. Located about 70 crooked miles east of Fresno, about halfway between Mammoth and Yosemite, it is blessed with big pines, blue waters and relatively few people. Huntington Lake is man-made, created in the early 1900s by Southern California Edison as part of a vast hydroelectric system. Building a lake in those days wasn't easy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1999 | JANICE JONES DODDS
Would you like to teach the kids to fish but don't have the equipment, time or know-how? A free, two-day workshop sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game offers basic freshwater fishing instruction to kids 7 to 15. The first class covers techniques, equipment, fish habitat, casting, bait types, knots and regulations. The second session is taught on the water at Huntington Lake. Where: First session, Edison Community Center, 21377 Magnolia Ave., Huntington Beach.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2002
Thomas Curwen's nostalgic Huntington Lake feature ("Lakeside in the High Sierra," July 7) more than did justice to this magnificent wonderland. I was raised in Big Creek in the '40s and '50s and, amazingly, the area has changed little. Especially all those wonderful adventures--backpacking, fishing, hunting, trapping. The writer asked, "I wonder if the children who toast marshmallows for s'mores today will have the same feeling 30 years from now." Yes, Mr. Curwen, they will. RAY HOLM Westlake I was disappointed by your description of Huntington Lake as scruffy and not as pretty as Bass Lake.
TRAVEL
July 7, 2002 | THOMAS CURWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five hours of driving, night had finally caught up with us. Through the forest we caught glimpses of the lake and the flames of campfires, and by the time our high beams fell on our turnoff, we were ready to collapse. We unpacked the car and walked down to the dock. Huntington Lake, this unexpected gem in the middle of the High Sierra, lay before us, dark and still beneath the stars. It had been a spur-of-the-moment getaway, and we had been running late all day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1999 | JANICE JONES DODDS
Would you like to teach the kids to fish but don't have the equipment, time or know-how? A free, two-day workshop sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game offers basic freshwater fishing instruction to kids 7 to 15. The first class covers techniques, equipment, fish habitat, casting, bait types, knots and regulations. The second session is taught on the water at Huntington Lake. Where: First session, Edison Community Center, 21377 Magnolia Ave., Huntington Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | THAO HUA
A college student from Mission Viejo drowned while on a family outing near Huntington Lake in Fresno County after sliding down a rocky area into a churning hydraulic hole that trapped the woman under water for about two hours, authorities said Friday. Danielle Denos, 19, was swimming about 11 a.m.
NEWS
August 27, 1994 | Associated Press
Erratic winds Friday afternoon forced the evacuation of campers and cabin dwellers at Huntington Lake for a second time as crews battled to stop a raging Sierra Nevada forest fire. An undetermined number of people staying around the recreational lake were ordered to leave at midafternoon as a precaution because of fears the fire might reach the lake, said Sierra National Forest spokeswoman Robyn Smith.
NEWS
October 7, 1992 | PETER H. KING
Notes from a California tour: HUNTINGTON LAKE, Aug . 28 : This High Sierra lake is one of California's great secrets. Located about 70 crooked miles east of Fresno, about halfway between Mammoth and Yosemite, it is blessed with big pines, blue waters and relatively few people. Huntington Lake is man-made, created in the early 1900s by Southern California Edison as part of a vast hydroelectric system. Building a lake in those days wasn't easy.
TRAVEL
July 28, 2002
Regarding "Lakeside in the High Sierra" (July 7): I have been lucky enough to call Huntington Lake my second home since I began vacationing there as an infant. Thomas Curwen not only accurately depicted this beautiful place, but he also captured its essence. Regarding Curwen's comment about children having a nostalgic reverie in 30 years: I am only 20 and already I feel a certain longing for the simple pleasures that characterized my childhood. KELLY LANGE Newport Beach I love Huntington Lake because I can still find solitude there, unlike the lakes of the Eastern Sierras, which often are crowded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1988
At least 28,000 pan-size channel catfish are to be planted in 13 Orange County lakes this summer, part of a statewide program to help replace the 1 million catfish lost to disease at a hatchery in Imperial County last year. In all, state Fish and Game Department officials said, 166,000 fish weighing from one-half to three-fourths of a pound, will be put in 50 California lakes.
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