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Sonora Pass and Ebbett’s Pass Open For Summer Season

Expect lots of snow, but access over two of the Sierra Popular Scenic Routes opened today for recreational travel. TUOLUMNE COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris, made necessary repairs and opened State Route 108 (SR-108)/Sonora Pass at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Sonora [...]

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Some seasonal roads on Stanislaus National Forest will remain closed until June 30

This winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. SONORA, Calif., May 17, 2019 – For those travelers making plans to head to the mountains for Memorial Day weekend and beyond. the national Forest in many of the Sierra Mountain range has issued [...]

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Arnold Trail Association Announces Guided Hike Schedules 2019

Explore and Enjoy this Ebbetts Pass Scenic Trail With Local Trail Experts The Arnold Trail located off Hwy 4 just west of the Calaveras Big Tree State Park, is great location to explore the Western Sierra Region and experience a full moon sunset hike. The Arnold Trail Association leads several guided experiences each year and [...]

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From one Adventurous Spirit to Another…The Death Ride is Insane

Saturday In Alpine County California is Filled With Some of The Worlds Most Daring Riders Sierra Rec Magazine - Alpine County Ca,  July 2018 - Here we are on the eve of the 2018 Death Ride in Alpine County Ca, and as I sit here planning my alternative route in the morning for my hiking adventure in [...]

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Summer in Calaveras: Go for it! Active adventures

Discover the Active Lifestyle of Calaveras County Kayaking on Lake Alpine | SNAC-Arnold Upcountry exploring | Photo: Ben Davidson Hop in the car for a high country day. As you head up Hwy. 4 stop at the Stanislaus National Forest Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines for trail information and maps. For one of the best [...]

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News - June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access [...]

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Bear Valley Host FREE Backcountry Film Festival

Winter Wildlands Alliance's Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Bear Valley on Saturady, January 21st! Join us for a series of winter sports films and a short avalanche safety presentation hosted by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Admission is FREE, though donations are appreciated and go directly to the Nickolay Dodov Foundation. Doors open at 6 [...]

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When We Lose An Iconic National Treasure – Tragic Loss at Calaveras State Park

Heavy Rains Topple Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park You know I often just repost a lot of the public service announcements from the Forest Service or our National parks.   But today I find myself a little mournful of a treasure I will never get to visit. I live only [...]

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FB Live – Sierra Snow and Recreation Report January 10, 2017

Updates From around the Sierra: This Sierra Storm system is not done yet, however it has already left its mark on what is going to be a great winter recreation season. Today's Facebook Live Video we give you a run-down of all the latest Snow totals, closures for the Sierra from Mammoth mountain to the South [...]

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What You Need to Know About The Death Ride Saturday

The Annual Death Ride in Alpine County will Run Saturday Closing Several Recreation Highways for Several Hours Alpine County Ca - June 9th, 2016 -  The Annual Death Ride, this iconic event is back again in Alpine County California this Saturday.  129 Miles, 5 Central Sierra Passes, and 15,000' of climb await each rider taking on the [...]

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The Dogwoods are Blooming at Calaveras Big Tree State Park

Arnold Ca, May 2016 -  Calaveras Big Tree State Park in Arnold CA, off HWY 4  is a great place to visit year round.  However, the spring brings about a delicate beauty that is worth the visit. If your looking for the a nice Mother's Day  location to get out and explore this weekend, you [...]

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Bear Valley Derby a Great Labor Day Family Event In The Sierra

Bear Valley to Host 7th Annual Derby and Country Faire Bear Valley, CA: Enjoy spectacular Bear Valley in scenic Alpine County on September 5th for the Seventh Annual Bear Valley Derby and Country Faire. This event will feature the ever popular non-motorized car races powered only by gravity and the navigation skills of the driver. [...]

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The Washington fire in Alpine County Claims the Alta Alpina Challenge

Markleville Ca - Hope and expectations were dashed late Thursday as word spread that the Washington fire outside of Markleville Ca. had shifted course a bit and would require HWY 4 and HWy 89 to remain closed for the weekend. Also medical reports & opinions were shared warning against air quality in the Alpine County / [...]

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Alta Alpina Challenge an event for all levels of cyclists – Update

Carson Valley NV,  June 22, 2015 - This Saturday June 27th the Alta Alpina Challenge will kick off its annual cycling challenge " Riding the Wild Sierra". Cyclist of all ages and levels will set out to conquer some of the best road course climbs in the United States. However with this weeks break out [...]

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Stanislaus National Forest Memorial Day Weekend Updates

Sonora, Calif., (May 21, 2015)…With over 800,000 acres of public lands, wilderness areas and alpine lakes, the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) encourages the public to “get outdoors” and recreate this Memorial Day weekend. While recreation opportunities abound, visitors should be aware of safety precautions and water considerations before traveling. Every Memorial Day weekend, Forest Service [...]

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