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Five cool places to beat summer’s heat, close to home!

Pinecrest Lake, just off Hwy. 108, attracts big summer crowds to its cooling waters.

Caples Lake, near Kirkwood on Hwy. 88, is a favorite fishing and camping destination. Pinecrest Lake, just off Hwy. 108, attracts big summer crowds to its cooling waters. Big Sur’s Bixby Bridge dates to 1937 and allows access to the rugged coast. Five cool places to beat summer’s heat, close to Stockton and San Joaquin [...]

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Big trees, gold rush towns, summertime resorts and high alpine lakes – it’s Highway 4 in the high Sierra!

Lake Alpine is a high Sierra gem, just above Bear Valley Resort on Hwy. 4.

Lake Alpine is a high Sierra gem, just above Bear Valley Resort on Hwy. 4. Huge redwood trees reach over 250 feet tall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Historic Murphys Hotel anchors quaint Main Street in downtown Murphys, CA. Find big trees, gold rush towns, summertime resorts and high alpine lakes – take Highway [...]

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Exploring the wild East Bay, from Byron to Mt. Diablo State Park

Wildflowers cover the hillside on Marsh Creek Road, about six miles east of Mt. Diablo.

  A scenic trail heads into the oaks, along Marsh Creek at the Round Valley Regional Preserve. Wildflowers cover the hillside on Marsh Creek Road, about six miles east of Mt. Diablo. A lone cyclist heads for Mt. Diablo along Hwy. 4 in the Delta. You’ve probably seen those iconic twin peaks of Mt. Diablo [...]

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