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Seasonal Road Closures in Effect as of December 15th

Sonora, CA – Stanislaus National Forest seasonal road and trail closures begin tomorrow. To find out which ones are closed, the forest has put out the free Stanislaus National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map, or MVUM. The closures begin on Thursday, December … Read More

White Pines Laser Light Show and More November 25th

Friday, November 25, 2022 Opening Day in Bear Valley – The mountain will be open on weekends only until December 17, 2022.  Cross country skiing at the Bear Valley Adventure Company is open now but always check their hours and conditions before traveling. Join … Read More

And That’s That…The Pass Is Closed For The Season

STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass for the winter. Route 4 is closed from the Mt. Reba turnoff just west of Lake Alpine to Silver Creek, 5 miles … Read More

Winter on the Pass – Things to Do in December

Planning your weekend or a visit to the area?  Keep an eye on the VisitMurphys, GoCalaveras, CalaverasWines, & Alpine County calendars.  Are you hosting an event in the area and wondering why you don’t see it included here?  It’s probably because we don’t know about … Read More

EPSBA Annual Meeting – November 10, 2022

The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association invites you to join us on Zoom at 5:30pm on November 10th, 2022, for our Annual Meeting. It will be a very brief update on what we’ve been up to, thoughts on next year’s … Read More

Ebbetts Pass Closing at 10am on November 1, 2022

STOCKTON – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 10 is closing three of its mountain highways this week ahead of the arrival of the first major snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of … Read More

Controlled Burn at Calaveras Big Trees State Park – Updated November 1, 2022

11.01.2022 – Update: Arnold, CA — State park officials warn that smoke will be visible again today coming from Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The park, in partnership with CAL Fire, has been conducting burn projects throughout the fall. Today … Read More

Forest Service Reminder – Target Shooting Prohibited Due to Fire Danger

Sonora, CA — With temporary fire restrictions still in place in high- and moderate-fire hazard areas, the Stanislaus National Forest reminds the public that discharging a firearm is prohibited in those areas. “Fire restrictions are put in place to reduce … Read More

Aspen Festival – October 7,8, & 9 in and around Markleeville!

Looking for a fun fall weekend activity? Alpine County’s annual Aspen Festival is coming up! From October 7-9 in Markleeville, you’ll find family-friendly activities like a vintage trailer rally at the Carson River Resort, nature hikes in Hope Valley, a … Read More

Reclaim A “New” Trail Work Day

Bear Valley Trail Stewardship Volunteers:  Saturday, 9/17 – 8:30 am to noon Trail Work Day & Complimentary Lunch  THE PROJECT: On Saturday morning (9/17), BVTS is going to begin building the first section of the BV “Meadow Loop Trail.”  This … Read More