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May 8, 2018 - Giants And Underground

Leaving the Pacific coastline, we headed east to the Sierra-Nevada foothills into California’s Gold Country. In 1849 gold was discovered here by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, CA and the California gold rush began. Gold Rush towns popped up everywhere along the foothills, as fortune-seekers flooded the area. Now 170 years later, many of these gold rush born communities have reinvented themselves as quaint tourist-friendly villages, showcasing Giant Sequoias, cavern tours, wineries and the scenic Highway 49 byway. We stayed...

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Nov 24, 2010 - Snow at Big Trees

And SNOW it did! A change came to Calaveras Big Trees. The weather front was predicted to roll in about 2pm on Friday afternoon, November 19. It was pretty much on time. Fog approached about 1:30, followed by a very light mist which turned to near rain. Bob and I were caught in the heavy mist-like rain as we walked back to our campsite from the maintenance yard after returning the "Gator" to the shed. It didn't take long to dry out in our warm motorhome. We waited for snow the rest of the day, but had only rain. Sometime during the...

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Nov 18, 2010 - Big Trees State Park - Preparing for Snow

Our summer is over and fall is well past it's prime at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. After a sunny and warm week, the weather forecast has called for snow. Last evening Ranger Jeff advised us to stock up on groceries as we may be snowed in for a few days. We were also warned the power may go out. With that info, we knew we had to stock up on propane cylinders to keep our Mr. Buddy propane heater operating during any possible power failure. So on a work day, we went to Sonora (45 minute drive) to stock up on whatever we needed. With...

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May 26, 2008 - Arnold California

May 24-26: Arnold Ca. In Calaveras County We headed up to Calaveras County (of frog jumping fame) for the weekend to visit Cindy’s cousin Rob and to escape the throngs in the parks. We stayed in Rob’s parents house who we will also visit in the San Francisco area in a week or so. We braved the weather to visit Big Tree State Park on Sunday and Erik and Carly loved walking Rob’s dog Charlie and Christy’s (Rob’s friend) dog Titan. Actually, it was the dogs who were in charge. The park has a large grove of Sequoias and was like a temperant...

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