Tag Archives: Pinecrest

Dodge Ridge, Tuolumne County prepare for coming winter!

Skier enjoys deep powder in the Sonora Glades of Dodge Ridge Resort Family enjoys a groomed run with spectacular view in Boulder Creek Canyon. Kids pan for gold, including grandson Hunter Blomgren (center), at Columbia State Historic Park The old roundhouse and turntable at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Engine #3 from the Railtown 1897 […]

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Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite?

  Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite?     With the approaching holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. My own family, with two daughters, the husbands, three grandkids and we, the grandparents, have already begun the discussion. So, we are seeking your recommendation […]

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The high Sierra’s Hwy. 108, pathway to summer fun; from Twain Harte to Pinecrest/Dodge Ridge, something for everyone!

Adventure for everyone; the high Sierra’s Hwy. 108, pathway to summer fun; from Twain Harte to Pinecrest/Dodge Ridge! Seeking a cool oasis from the heat of the valley, where you, kids or grandkids can hike and fish or curl up with a book amidst stunning vistas? Plan a multi-day trip to the high Sierra and […]

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Ski season and El Nino; scientific and hopeful prognosis!

For you downhill skiers, XC trekkers and snowshoers, here’s a both a scientific and hopeful report, passed along by Dodge Ridge Ski Area, on the expected, near-term El Niño winter for the central sierra. Hence, aficionados of skiing or snowshoeing in the Dodge Ridge/Highway 108, or Bear Valley/Hwy. 4 corridors, should have high expectations. And, […]

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

                                          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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Skiing close to home, Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge; Martin Luther King holiday and coming events!

Bear Valley has sunny skies, and a great view looking down into the Mokelumne River Valley to its north. It’s Martin Luther King’s Birthday and holiday weekend coming up; and that means your two ski areas with “closest snows to the Central Valley” have a few special treats in store to go with good snows […]

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Sierra snows; skiing, boarding, XC, snowshoeing or sledding, just two hours from Stockton!

  For Christmas, perhaps you received new skis or a snowboard, snowshoes or cross-country skis and want to try them out. Or, now that the holidays are past, you finally have time to get up to the Sierra snow country. From Stockton, the two “closest snows to home” are Dodge Ridge Ski Resort 30 miles […]

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High Sierra fall finery: Hwy. 108, Twain Harte to Kennedy Meadows!

  Clark Fork River meets the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus just 25 miles east of Pinecrest. Kennedy Meadows Resort offers cabins, camping, horseback riding, hiking and cute store and tasty restaurant. Huge talus pile below Columns of the Giants are sure to intrigue four year-olds like Jack, and adults! Pack horses await early morning […]

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