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The Pass is Open – May 4, 2018

From Cal Trans District 10: Ebbetts Pass/SR-4 Opening At Noon Today Caltrans crews have removed the winter snow, cleared the debris, made necessary repairs and will open State Route 4 (SR-4)/Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway at noon today (Friday, May … Read More

April 28, 2018 Sunset Hike on RIM Trail

Join us for Spectacular Sunsets on Guided Hikes to Cougar Rock People come from all over the world to hike to Cougar Rock, watch the sunset, and see the full moon! These amazing hikers (and a couple of dogs) are guided … Read More

Highway 4 to Open Before Memorial Day

Updated 4-26-2018 – Hermit Valley, CA…From Caltrans District 10…Check out the wall of snow that our crews are battling through on their way to the summit of Ebbetts Pass during the annual clearing of the Sierra Passes to get the … Read More

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – May 5, 2018

Arnold/Ebbetts Pass Corridor Communities to participate in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day When: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Where: Independence Hall, 1445 Blagen Road, Arnold Time: 9:00 to Noon Join the Arnold/Ebbetts Pass Corridor Communities for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day! … Read More

Free Photography Seminar at Big Trees State Park

Free Photography Seminar May 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Calaveras Big Trees State Park No photographers have spent more time in Calaveras Big Trees State Park than  Alan and Claudia Beymer, who live only a short hike from the park … Read More

Astronomy Night At Big Trees State Park

Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects. We’re … Read More

Second Annual Dogwood Festival at Big Trees State Park

May 19, 2018 – Second Annual Dogwood Festival Calaveras Big Trees Association Cordially invites you to be part of the 2nd Annual Dogwood Festival Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear the amazing music from Symphony of the Sierra, a local … Read More

Bear Valley a popular spot for millenia

Record-Courier by Lisa Gavon R-C Alpine Bureau February 22, 2018 Alpine County has always been a little bit of paradise for those that live here. Though the population is small, the appreciation for our stellar peaks and valleys, winding rivers … Read More

Upcoming 2018 Seminars at Big Trees State Park

May 5, 2018 10am – 12noon Photography in Big Trees Seminar Education Building (across from the Visitor Center) Claudia and Alan Beymer, our amazing park photographers, are masters with a camera and will share their expertise in this free seminar. … Read More

March Cat Adoption Special

It’s time for the Luck o’ the Irish Adoption Special at the Calaveras Humane Society Shop in Arnold!  For the entire month of March 2018, the adoption fee for adult cats is only $25.  Kittens under 4 months old are … Read More