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Tuolumne County’s Top 12 Unique Gift Ideas for the Holidays

November 20, 2017 | Jen Lopez

by Mackenzie Rodgers, Digital Content Coordinator

If you’re looking for the perfect gift that you’ll only find in Tuolumne County, we’ve got your “nice” list covered.

  1. Tickets to a Theatre Performance: Sierra Repertory Theatre does year-round live theatre performances! Give the gift of entertainment this holiday.
  2. Paint a Gift: Take a class at Brush and Cork and create a masterpiece worth giving or gift a class.
  3. Stocking Stuffers: Find a unique pair of socks for a special someone at Jimtown Sock Co. Gift something simple, silly, and cozy!
  4. Mile High Apple Pie: There’s nothing like a sweet gift certificate to Cover’s Apple Ranch.
  5. Timeless Wine: A great gift for your favorite wino! Support a local industry and try Inner Sanctum Cellars, Gianelli Vineyards, or Yosemite Cellars.
  6. An Ionic Foot Soak: There’s nothing like a New Year’s cleanse! Give the gift of a relaxing afternoon at Amala Detox and Tea Lounge.
  7. Something Romantic: Sonora Jewelry Design has everything you need to make this holiday season an unforgettable one.
  8. Frozen in Time: What’s not to love about an old western style photo taken at Kamice’s Photographic Establishment at Columbia State Historic Park? Get creative and make it memorable by channeling your personalities into characters that might have lived in the Wild West.
  9. A New Secret Recipe: Find unique cookbooks for cabin living, camping, or how to make the perfect s’more at Mountain Home Gifts.
  10. A Night’s Stay: Give a getaway to a cozy B&B, Cabin, or Lodge! See a list of great lodging in the Places to Stay section of our website.
  11. Local Decor: Have a special spot of a place full of memories? Find Tuolumne County locations on locally designed wooden signs at Sonora Trading Post.
  12. An Extreme Gift: Make the most of the snow and give an Annual Ski Pass to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Have they always wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard? Gift them with lessons to make their winter dream come true!

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Ways to Play on a Rainy Day in Tuolumne County

November 8, 2017 | Jen Lopez

by Mackenzie Rodgers, Digital Content Coordinator

The rain will go away, but in the meantime, here are some things to help you enjoy your stay.

1.  Shop Like a Local
Don’t let the rain stop you from exploring the ins and outs of the historic towns of Sonora, Jamestown and Columbia. Wander collectable, antique shops, or browse for the perfect rain coat in one of the many unique boutiques. Explore the inside of Sonora’s iconic historic buildings that date back to the late 1800’s. Legend’s has a cozy underground cave-like book store that is perfect for a midday escape from the rain with a peek at an actual gold mine.

2. Play a Few Frames
Nestled in the hills of the town of Tuolumne, Black Oak Casino Resort has an excellent family floor that showcases a 24-lane Brunswick Bowling Center. It is open daily, and don’t miss their local renowned Cosmic Bowling Friday and Saturday nights. Make the experience complete with a try at some of the many games at their newly renovated arcade and an all-American meal at their Mill Sports Grill.

3. Support the Artists
Get a taste of the Northern Californian culture by wandering through the art galleries of Historic Downtown Sonora. Join the artists themselves in celebration of the traditional year-round 2nd Saturday Art Night on Washington Street where live music, small shops, and artists of all sorts make their debut.

4. Taste Tuolumne
Put something warm in your belly and challenge the spirits at Indigeny Reserve. Try their organic hard cider and spirits in a welcoming tasting room surrounded by organic apple orchards. Go for wine tasting on Main Street in Jamestown and sip local indoors. Pull up a seat at The Bourbon Barrel, known for their selection of over 150 bourbons and whiskeys and their unique twist to traditional cocktails. Try local wine or craft beer, and enjoy the ambiance of Sonora’s Gold Rush history.

If you prefer coffee or tea, get comfortable and enjoy a warm beverage and fun conversation in the warm parlor at Mountain Sage Cafe and Nursery.

5. See a Show
The sky is gray, so spend the afternoon at a matinee. In Columbia State Historic Park, the Fallon House Theatre dates to 1859 and has been handsomely renovated. The Sierra Repertory Theatre produces superior musicals, comedies, and dramas year-round.

6. Go on a Museum Tour
Tuolumne County is rich with history and there’s no better place to get informed about the Wild West than from experts themselves. The extensive and fascinating Tuolumne County Museum and History Center is located in the old jail of Downtown Sonora and the nearby Firehouse Museum and Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum, or the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum in Groveland will leave you feeling educated and motivated to explore more of Tuolumne County.

7. Detox and De-stress
Get inspired as the rain cleanses the earth, and refresh your body at Amala Detox and Tea Lounge. A rainy day calls for hot tea and a nice foot soak; you can get both at this centrally located lounge. Take some time to treat yourself at D&D Nails, a spa fit for any afternoon. Relax in the cleanliness of their locally owned salon and engage in the banter of small town gossip. With seasonal specials and offers, these locations welcome drop-ins and make for a relaxing afternoon on the town.

8. Take a Chance
Saving for a rainy day? What are you waiting for! Spend some time indoors and try your luck at one of two casinos in Tuolumne County. Black Oak Casino Resort in the town of Tuolumne will help you make the most of your great indoor experience, and Chicken Ranch Casino, with slots and Bingo, is conveniently located just off of Highway 108 in Jamestown.

9. Lace Up Some Tradition
Increase your elevation, bundle up, and feel the historic family tradition beneath your skates at Long Barn Lodge Ice Skating Rink and Event Center for ice skating. Families have been coming to this rink for generations, once an actual barn housing miners’ mules during winters, on Highway 108. Open seasonally November 17 through March 18, there is no better place for an indoor chill thrill on a rainy day.

Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com to find lodging, including quaint B&Bs, cabins and more, for your trip to Tuolumne County.

 

 

Girlfriend’s Getaway in Tuolumne County

August 28, 2017 | Jen Lopez

by Mackenzie Rodgers, Digital Content Coordinator

Need to get away with your BFFs? Hiking, drinking, and laughing? Tuolumne County has a little bit of everything you could want. Did you know that Tuolumne County makes up over 50% of Yosemite National Park? And let me tell ya, there’s nothing like a 4-mile hike to Wapama Falls in Hetch Hetchy at Yosemite National Park to forget about the world’s problems.

Release Your Free Radicals
Soak your tired feet in a cleansing detoxing tub and sweat it out in the chromatherapy sauna at Amala Detox and Tea Lounge in Historic Downtown Sonora. Amala showcases tea tailored to soothe your ailments, infrared sauna and esthetician services.

Retail Therapy
With a newfound spring in your step, browse high end boutiques and antique shops, as well as art galleries and local gift shops. Find fun soaps and home accessories Mountain Home Gifts and take a piece of Tuolumne County home with you. And, come say when you’re here, since we’re here too (at 193 South Washington St.)

Wine and Cider Tasting
On your way back from Yosemite? Stop in Groveland at Yosemite Cellars to taste complex wines grown from grapes right here at the vineyard. Jamestown boasts two great places to hang out and sip unusual wines: Inner Sanctum Cellars and Gianelli Vineyards. Down the road in Sonora, Indigeny Reserve offers tours and tastings of their legendary local cider and spirits. Picnic in their organic apple orchard and walk it off on their well-maintatined trails.

Lively Theatre
Within the Columbia State Historic Park, the Fallon House theatre dates to1859 and has been handsomely renovated. The Sierra Repertory Theatre produces musicals, comedies, and dramas year-round.

Creativity Unleashed
Get it out of your head, get it on paper. With paint. Brush and Cork supplies you with everything you need for an expressive night of wild inspiration. Everyone can be an artist with their easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Leave your inner critic at the door.

High Sierra Yoga Adventures
Mountain Om Yoga hosts seasonal retreats around the county at venues like Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station and Emigrant Wilderness Lake. Combine yoga with day hikes, camping under the stars on the Stanislaus National Forest or backcountry horseback riding.

 

Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com to find lodging, including quaint B&Bs, cabins and more, for your perfect girls trip to Tuolumne County.

Cast Your Line in Tuolumne County

August 3, 2017 | admin
Fly fishing Kennedy Meadows

It’s a fisherman’s paradise in Tuolumne County.  From the alpine lakes of the High Sierra to the foothill reservoirs to the Tuolumne River, they’re the perfect spots for anglers of all experience and variety. Fishing the Emigrant Wilderness lets you get off the beaten path, take in the breath-taking beauty of the High Sierra and keep yourself supplied in fish dinners for your trip. You can also fish on the Stanislaus National Forest and in Yosemite National Park, there are plenty of water ways to test your skill.

With so many locations to choose from we thought we’d give you a good starter list. We are sure these spots will get you hooked!

Yosemite

Hetch Hetchy
If you have a hankering to do some fishing in Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is calling your name. It’s not generally a place you think of fishing, but nestled in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park, you are not only sure to reel in a beauty, but you’ll surely be awed by the beauty surrounding you. No swimming or boating is allowed in the reservoir but cast your line year-round!

Tuolumne River fishing in YosemiteTuolumne River
The Tuolumne River meanders through Yosemite’s spectacular alpine meadows and high country landscape. This is the ultimate for relaxing trout fishing once Highway 120 (Tioga Pass) opens for the season through November 15th.

High Sierra

Pinecrest Lake
Located just 30 miles outside of Sonora along Highway 108, Pinecrest Lake is a traditional favorite for of fishing and recreation! The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. You can fish from the accessible pier or the shore or launch your boat. In addition to catching your fill of trout, there’s also camping, swimming and a 4-mile hiking trail around the lake.

If camping isn’t quite your style you can enjoy a cabin or a townhouse at Pinecrest Lake Resort. The adjacent marina has paddle boats, kayaks, party boats, sailboats and motorized fishing boats for rent.

Fly fishing Kennedy MeadowsStanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers
Not only are Tuolumne County’s rivers beautiful, but they’re also swarming with wild and stocked trout just waiting to bite at the end of your line. Check the Stanislaus National Forest’s website for some spots along Hwy 108 or Hwy 120.

Gold Country

Lake Don Pedro
Set amongst the rolling foothills of the Tuolumne County countryside, Lake Don Pedro is open to fishing year-round. Cast your line for several bass, land-locked salmon and trout species, to name a few. For the first time, Lake Don Pedro will be one of the locations of the 2018 Wild West Bass Trail Tournament in March. Watch VisitTuolumne.com or our Facebook page for details as the event gets closer. Two marinas, campgrounds and swimming and picnic areas make the lake a great spot for the whole family.

New Melones Lake
The lake is most noted for its small and large mouth bass, but you’ll also find salmon, crappie, trout, catfish and blue gills. Try your luck in one of the many fishing tournaments held at the lake throughout the year. Check out the Bureau of Land Management’s page on Fishing at New Melones Lake for more detailed information.

After fishing you can take in the flora and fauna of the area on one the many trails. There is plenty of camping and the marina offers houseboat, patio boat and water toy rentals to double the fun you can have at the lake.

Guided fishing trip in Tuolumne CountyGuides

Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide
Let Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide service put together a private, customized fishing trip in Yosemite National Park. With over 1,300 miles of the rivers, creeks and streams within the park boundaries, Yosemite offers an epic array of opportunities to cast your line.

ECHO Adventure Cooperative
ECHO Adventure Cooperative offers family, introductory and experienced catch and release fly-fishing excursions in Yosemite and in the Tuolumne River watershed.

Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com for more information on all there is to see and do and to find lodging in Tuolumne County.

Summer Unplugged: A Technology Detox

July 28, 2017 | Jen Lopez

by Mackenzie Rodgers, Digital Content Coordinator

Whether it’s work related, educational, or social, technology has been a focus of nearly everything we do. Believe me, I get it. As a digital content coordinator for Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, my job revolves around the stuff. I live on social media, but that doesn’t mean I thrive on it.

Sonora Pass Stanislaus National ForestI’m a Tuolumne County local, and I take pride in where I live, so it is important for me to take advantage of my location. With Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest, my backyard is pure bliss when I take the time to enjoy it. Being in nature always allows me to get acquainted with myself without the pressures of a “like” or a “follow.” Just a few hours unplugged in nature refreshes my mind, increases my energy, and improves my problem-solving skills. I find myself being the most creative when I’m hiking around Pinecrest Lake or taking in the fresh spring air and wildflowers of Red Hills in Chinese Camp. When it comes to life outside of work, less posting equals more living.West Side Trail

There’s nothing quite like going a bit off the grid to disconnect from the cyber stress and plug into the Earth’s natural source of energy. The goal is usually to go beyond the bounds of cellular reception and take in the adventure now to post about it later. I came up with a list of activities that I’m looking forward to accomplishing this summer that are sure to inspire a technology detox.

Summer Unplugged Bucket List:

  • Go kayaking at a lake in the High Sierra! The Pinecrest Lake Marina has kayak rentals for affordable prices by the hour! Never been? The ‘Dock Crew’ is super friendly and always happy to give a quick overview on how to not flip your kayak over.
  • Whitewater rafting trip with friends! Local rafting companies offer excellent excursions (I haven’t been but it’s on my list!) Their Tuolumne River trips are a must!
  • Hetch Hetchy ReservoirHike to a waterfall! Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park is an 5.5 mi/ 8.8 km trek round trip, and the water is roaring this year! (BONUS: it’s of the quiet part of Yosemite and 95% of visitors never even experience this area of the park)
  • Do yoga in a wilderness meadow! Kennedy Meadows Yoga, hosted by Mountain Om Yoga is the epitome of a serene unplugging vacay! The yogi girls are #Goals and combine that with the Emigrant Wilderness #Views and I’m so there!

Inspired by what you read? Explore Tuolumne County now and share your adventures with us later on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com for more information on all there is to see and do and to find lodging in Tuolumne County.

 

Gain Some Altitude & Cool Off in the High Country

July 20, 2017 | Jen Lopez

Both of Tuolumne County’s mountain passes are open for the season, so it’s time for you to explore the breathtaking High Sierra. Experience the enchantment of unique and incredible mountain formations and beautiful rivers and streams along Sonora Pass, Highway 108. Behold the beauty of Yosemite National Park’s less explored alpine meadows and mountain peaks along Tioga Pass, Highway 120. Explore both scenic mountain passes or take some extra time to cover both on a loop. Here’s what you won’t want to miss.

 

Highway 108, Sonora PassTwain Harte welcome sign

  1. Twain Harte: Take in a round of golf or mini golf
  2. Pinecrest Lake: Rent a boat, fish, hike, swim, camp and take in a current movie in a lake shore, outdoor movie theatre under the stars in Stanislaus National Forest.
  3. Donnell Vista: Get blown away by the scenery with sweeping views of the Dardanelles and Donnell Lake.
  4. Trail of the Gargoyles: A scenic 1 ½ mile walk has sweeping views of unique geologic features and formations which shape the Sierra.
  5. Kennedy Meadows: Take a scenic trail ride, hike, camp or fish.

Where to Stay in Twain Harte
Where to Stay on Upper Highway 108/Sonora Pass

 

Highway 120, Tioga Pass

  1. Groveland: Visit for quaint coffee and tea shops, gift stores, mountain biking and historical points of interest, or take a trail ride the at Pine Mountain Lake equestrian center.
  2. Whitewater rafting: Go for a wet and wild ride on a trip down the Tuolumne River.
  3. Carlon Falls: Hike to the waterfall for a picnic lunch along the bank of the Tuolumne River or enjoy a refreshing swim.
  4. Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias: Walk among the giant trees in 1 of the 3 giant sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.
  5. Tuolumne Meadows: Take in the spectacular sweeping views during a hike around the spectacular alpine meadow.Whitewater rafting on the Tuolumne River near Yosemite

Where to Stay in Groveland
Where to Stay on Highway 120

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park, call 209-372-0200 and press 1.  This information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.  For current road conditions for Sonora Pass, call 1-800-427-7623 and enter “108” at the prompt. You may also call the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau at 800-446-1333.  Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com for more information on all there is to see and do in Tuolumne County.

Bring Your Four Legged Family

May 3, 2017 | admin

We know our four-legged family needs a vacation too. Tuolumne County offers plenty of dog-friendly activities. Here are some ideas for your pet-friendly vacation.

Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

There are many dog friendly hikes near Yosemite. What better way to explore the region than hiking with your dogs through some of the most beautiful terrain in California.

Dragoon Gulch Trail in Sonora is a 2.5 mile loop that follows Woods Creek. Enjoy the flora, interesting rock formations, and breath-taking vistas too.

New Melones Lake and Recreation Area just outside of Sonora and Angel’s Camp is a full package of fun. Taking a dip in the lake, cast a line to reel in a big one, or tackle some or all of the 20 miles worth of trails.

West Side Trail was originally a three-foot narrow gauge railroad first operated under the name of the Hetch Hetchy & Yosemite Valley Railroad, starting in 1898. Today this trail is open for hiking and biking for all skill levels. The trail is developed from the east boundary of the Tuolumne Township to approximately four miles beyond the Stanislaus National Forest boundary.

For the bit more adventurous hiker:

Preston Falls Trail in the Stanislaus National Forest is a intermediate 8 mile dog-friendly hiking trail outside of Groveland. In addition to a lovely waterfall, you might spot wildflowers, chirping birds and depending on a season you might find the perfect spot for a quick swim.

Photo Credit: Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

Dog-Friendly Parks and Attractions

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park – All board! Dogs are welcome on the train and throughout the park. There is both self-guided and ranger-guided tours of the working roundhouse and movie museum. On weekends, April – October you can enjoy a 45 minute steam train tour of California’s Gold Country.

Columbia State Historic Park, a real, working Gold Rush town and historic park, let’s you step back in time with activities like candle dipping, panning for gold, sipping sarsaparilla and shopping in some stellar old fashioned stores. Don’t miss taking your dog on Quartz Mountain Stage Coach rides.

Stop into Indigeny Reserve, a lush 160 acre apple orchard nestled in the hills of historic Sonora. Enjoy some of their hand-crafted hard cider and apple brandy that has been aged in oak barrels. There is a lovely shaded outdoor area where pets are welcome.

Pet-Friendly Dining
Dori’s Tea Cottage is located in the historic site of one the first U.S. Postmasters, Minnie Feretti. In this charming historic setting you will find not only delicious gourmet teas but selection of yummy lunch items. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

Pop into Here’s the Scoop and enjoy an old time atmosphere with old fashioned ice cream and homemade goodies. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

Pet-friendly Lodging
There are several lodging options in Tuolumne County where you and your dog will feel right at home.

 

Be sure to check out the National Park Service page for information on dogs in Yosemite.

 

It’s wild all these flowers!

March 24, 2017 | admin

As the age old saying goes “April showers bring May Flowers!” Here in Tuolumne County we are fortunate to have a very long wildflower season thanks to our varying elevations. In fact, you can catch wildflowers here from March to September so long as you know where to go! We have put together some insider tips for catching that perfect shot or just smelling roses.

As your out and about be sure to tag us in your Instagram posts so we can marvel at the beauty you discover. #VisitTuolumneCounty, #MyTuolumneCounty, #TuolumneCountyWildflowers. Check out this little delight we found near the Chinese Camp Visitor Center:


Yosemite National Park

Let’s start by saying we would be crazy not to mention all the wildflowers you can spy while in the park! The park has put together some great resources for finding wildflowers within the park including a common wildflower illustration guide, a short video series, and a guide to wildflower trails.

Common Wildflowers in Yosemite
Yosemite Wildflower Video Series
Wildflower Guide


Early Season March-May

Dragoon Gulch Trail

This 2.5 mile loop is a series trails that offer varying difficulty and plenty of flora to explore. The City of Sonora has created a great resource of what you can expect to encounter on the trail.

West Side Trail

The West Side Trail in Tuolumne is easily accessible perfect for morning or late afternoon leisurely walk or bike ride along the flower-lined path with fantastic vistas. The trails website is a great resource for planning you adventure.

New Melones Lake Area

This area is one of the earliest to bloom in Tuolumne County. The trails are generally easy without too much elevation gain. But if you’re in for a little workout the wildflowers along with incredible views can be found along the Table Mountain Trail. In the spring, summer and fall the rangers of the New Melones Dam offer ranger led hikes teaching you about the wildflowers and history of the area. Check in with the Visitor Center for days and times to join in.


Mid-Season June-July

The Red Hills Recreation Management Area

The Red Hills Recreation Management Area consists of numerous easy loop trails through the serpentine landscape and is a locals’ favorite for wildflower viewing. You may even cross paths with a road-runner while you explore. The area is located near the junction of Highways 49 and 120 in Chinese Camp.

Big Trees State Park

While the BIG TREES do not exactly grow wild flowers, they are quite the sight to be seen. Do not worry there is no shortage of foliage growing in the area. You can expect to see Purple Milkweed, Pearly Everlasting, Wild Daisy, American Winter Cress, Red Snow Plant and Chinquapin.

North Grove Big Trees Flower Guide
South Grove Big Trees Flower Guide


Late Season August-September

Emigrant Wilderness Area

If you are up for some serious off the beaten path foraging for flowers Emigrant Wilderness Area is quite a gem. There are several Day Hike options if overnight in the wilderness isn’t your cup of tea. The Gianelli Cabin area offers a moderate trek of about 4.5 miles. You will see Spreading Dogbane, Bloomer’s Goldenbrush, Purple Sand Spurry, and Scarlet Gilia to name a few.

Sonora Pass Area

If you have ever had an itch to get a small glimpse into the travelers of the Pacific Crest Trail, now is your chance. Along this more difficult trail you will run across Mules Ears, Sneezeweed, Blue Flax, and Wandering Daisy. Since this will be an out and back excursion you can decide how far you would like to go but suggest shooting for 2 to 3 miles before you turn around.

Even if you’re not a hiker, just a drive along Highway 108 towards Sonora Pass uncovers some hidden gems for wildflower viewing such as Kennedy Meadows.

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Highway 120 Today!

March 2, 2017 | Jen Lopez
TuolumneWildflowers

While an incredible rainy season has a portion of Highway 120 temporarily closed beyond Crane Flat towards Yosemite Valley, there’s plenty of reasons to keep your plans to visit, including visiting the under loved but so amazing (and open!) north side of Yosemite.  Here’s more reasons why you should head on up Highway 120:

  1. The Hills are Alive It’s been a while since we have seen the rolling foothills leading into Tuolumne County this green! Tie that in with a spectacular backdrop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains and you have an epic scenic drive as you enter Tuolumne County.
  2. Mountain Sage NurseryGet Your Groove on in Groveland Maybe you recently read in the Bay Area News about all the ways to play at Highway 120’s Groveland? In case you didn’t here’s some tips for a good place to start! Go: The Iron Door Saloon Sip: Mountain Sage Coffee, Yosemite Cellars (by appointment) Explore: Yosemite Gateway Museum Eat: Fork and Love Restaurant Fork and Love meal Sleep: Hotel Charlotte
  3. Bragging Rights Did you know that 95% of visitors to Yosemite National Park only see 5% of it? Be part of the 5% to see the less-visited, yet equally as stunning parts of Yosemite like Hetch Hetchy and the Merced and Tuolumne Groves of Giant Sequoias. Here’s what John Muir had to say about Hetch Hetchy: “After my first visit, in the autumn of 1871, I have always called it the Tuolumne Yosemite, for it is a wonderfully exact counterpart of the great Yosemite…”
  4. It’s Just Snow Fun! Take advantage of the incredible snow conditions by visiting the Crane Flat snow play area.  You can also opt for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through groves of giant sequoias.
  5. Hetch Hetchy ReservoirYou’ve Heard of Powerball, How about Powerfalls? Above record rainfall equals amazing waterfalls and they are booming at Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir!  Grab your friends and family and get ready for a selfie using Wapama Falls as your background.
  6. We’re on Wildflower Watch We are starting to see signs that we will soon be in the middle of wildflower madness! Already daffodils, poppies and other early bloomers are peaking through the earth’s surface throughout the area.
  7. It’s Easy and Affordable Fun With a variety of lodging options from bed and breakfast inns to historic hotels and top-rated lodges, Highway 120 is perfect for an affordable and fun getaway. Book your stay today!

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, call 209-372-0200 and press 1.  This information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.  You may also call the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau at 800-446-1333.  Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com for more information on all there is to see and do in Tuolumne County.

6 Day California Road Trip: Sacramento To San Francisco

January 13, 2017 | Jen Lopez

Follow our jam-packed road trip through Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado, Tuolumne County, and San Francisco. There’s so many amazing things to see and do in the gorgeous part of California, and the best way to explore is by road.

Source: 6 Day California Road Trip: Sacramento To San Francisco