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

Author's grandkids Jessica, Jack and Hunter make the hike around the Pinecrest Lake Loop Trail.

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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Sonora, visitor-friendly cross-roads of Gold Rush and lumbering history!

The stately Curtin Mansion, built in 1897, was home for Senator J.B. Curtin, attorney and candidate for CA Governor in 1914.

      The Sugg-McDonald House dates to the mid-1850s, built on the property of a former slave; it is in process of being renovated.  The old City Hotel, opened in 1852, anchors the historic downtown Sonora business district. Sugar Pine Railroad Engine #3 worked the Sierra for many years, bringing logs out of the mountains to [...]

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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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