2012-05-17 / Front Page

'Sisters' to roll into Mariposa and Yosemite National Park

Close to 40 members of the women's camping group Sisters on the Fly are set to roll through town this Wednesday and Thursday on their way to Indian Flat Campground.

Mariposa resident Diana Scherf called the GAZETTE to report the group's rendezvous, saying residents may notice members' whimsical trailers passing through town this week.

Sisters on the Fly was founded in 1999 by two sisters on a camping trip in Montana. It has since grown into a nationwide group with more than 2,400 members that restore and decorate vintage camping trailers and put them to use.

"They are women who hike, fish, horseback ride and go all over the place," Scherf said. "The main thing about it is independence--a lot of them have lost their husbands and are doing this on their own."

The group will be staying at Indian Flat Campground through Monday, Sept. 3. Scherf and her husband will visit the group over the weekend and demonstrate Dutch oven cooking for them.

The photo with this article shows Sister Rosie Belle with her 1961 Shasta trailer. The photo is taken from the sistersonthefly.com Web site.

--Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE REPORTER

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