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Volunteer Trail Building

Volunteer Trail Building Mornings, third Saturday of each month from May through October: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, and Oct 21. All trail building mornings follow this pattern: Please meet at the US Forest Service … Read More


Saturdays May 20, and June 3rd, 1pm. “Get to Know your Conifers.” Join retired National Park Service Ranger Mary Anne Carlton for a walk along the ADA portion of the Arnold Rim Trail and learn about how to identify the … Read More

Seminars at Big Trees State Park

The Park is hosting several seminars this spring & summer.  Mark you calendar now for any that pique your interest!

Heads Up – Stanislaus National Forest Suffers Extensive Storm Damage, Some Roads Closed Until 2018

SONORA, California – Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads. Forest officials warn all the damage has yet to be assessed. Cottonwood Road … Read More

Arnold Rim Trail Guided Hike May 13, 2017 and More

The 2017 Arnold Rim Trail Association calendar year starts with two wonderful interpretive nature walks, guided by two superb educators who make the forest come alive! Interpretive Nature Walks: • Saturday, April 22, 9am, Natural & Cultural History of the … Read More

Opening Day at the Alpine County Museum

Opening Day at the Alpine County Museum in Markleeville will be May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Please join us and meet the new Curator, Jim Boyd. You can also view all the displays and there may … Read More

Calaveras Big Trees Association Dogwood Festival

This is a rare opportunity to hear music from renowned San Francisco musicians in the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight Hall among the giant redwoods while celebrating the season of the Dogwoods on May 14, 2017 at 2pm.

Yosemite Update

We know our visitors may also be planning a trip to Yosemite this spring so we are helping get the word out on the re-opening of Big Flat Flat Road on May 1, 2017. Yosemite News Release April 25, 2017 10:30 am … Read More

SMUG Meeting May 9, 2017

WHEN TO UPDATE ON SMUG’S MAY AGENDA To update, or not to update, that is a question that will be addressed at the Tuesday, May 9 meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) that will begin at 7 p.m. in … Read More

The Trout Spot Open House – Arnold

The Trout Spot will be having their 2nd annual open house on Saturday April 22nd from 10 AM until 2 PM.  They have completely remodeled and expanded their shop.  The event features some casting & fly tying demo’s, and with … Read More