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Best road trips for Fall color in Northern California and the Central Sierra

Aspens turn bright yellow, dusted by light snow, near Ebbett's Pass on Hwy. 4.

Sierra mountainside is alive with yellows and oranges, off Hwy. 88. Ironstone Vineyards, just above Murphys, offer yellows, ochres and reds during the fall. Aspens turn bright yellow, dusted by light snow, near Ebbett’s Pass on Hwy. 4. Oranges and reds dot this Sierra mountainside near Tuolumne Pass. Plan a road trip for best Fall [...]

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Five glorious parks within four hours of San Joaquin County; beat the heat and crowds!

Sequoia's General Sherman tree, with a 40' diameter trunk is, by volume, the world's largest tree!

Beat the summer heat and crowds while basking in nature’s glory in these five close-at-hand parks! We’re less than a week from the start of summer, it’s getting hot in the valley – and you haven’t made your summer travel plans yet? Let’s consider some of the nearby parks and natural wonders that can take [...]

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The high Sierra, a hiking, camping, fishing journey…with kids!

Relief Reservoir is a cool oasis of blue at end of a three mile hike from Kennedy Meadows Resort.

                                          From Pinecrest to Sonora Pass, something for almost everyone! Seeking a green, cool oasis from the heat of the valley, where kids or grandkids can hike and fish and you can curl up with [...]

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Northern California: Five summer travel destinations, far from the maddening crowd

    With summertime almost upon us, families, particularly those with kids, are targeting some of the most popular travel destinations in N. California. These include Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, to name a few.  That can mean maddening crowds, traffic snarls and impossibilities in book campgrounds or lodging nearby. Close [...]

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Head for the High Sierra in next few weeks; weather is perfect for touring!

The Wells Fargo Stagecoach offers rides through Columbia State Historic Park!

Kids, including author’s grandson Hunter, curly hair, can pan for gold and agates at Columbia State Historic Park! The Wells Fargo Stagecoach offers rides through Columbia State Historic Park! A couple of reasons to head for the High Sierra in the near future: For a great excuse to visit Calaveras Big Trees State Park (up [...]

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