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Bear Valley Mountain Resort Thanks Everybody…

..for a Fantastic Summer. Summer at Bear Valley has come to an end and it was an amazing one. We had glamping for the first time, a revamped adventure park, and electric mountain bike tours. While we are all sad … Read More


CHAIN INSTALLER PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE MANDATORY ORIENTATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS OCTOBER 26, 2017  STOCKTON — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is accepting applications for individuals interested in becoming chain installers on California State Highways in the Sierra Nevada. Permits are … Read More

Sierra Aids Walk in Big Trees State Park

Just a reminder that it is this coming Saturday, September 16, 2017. It begins at 9 a.m. Registration can be done there if you decide to come at the last moment. It’s a beautiful way to spend a few hours … Read More

Hwy 4 Closed September 27, 2017 at East Gate at Lake Alpine to Highland Lake Road

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE STATE ROUTE 4 FROM EAST OF LAKE ALPINE TO HIGHLAND LAKE ROAD IN ALPINE COUNTY  This is the closure originally planned for September 20, 2017 ALPINE COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close eastbound and … Read More

Bill Welles at Brice Station

SEPTEMBER 16 – BILL WELLES BAND $15/TICKET – BUY NOW A very versatile player, Bill has been playing locally for many years. Bill’s voice has been likened by some as sounding like James Taylor. Some people may remember his rock’n band (The Bills) … Read More

Thank You 2017 Hermitfest Musicians, Attendees and Sponsors!

Mother Nature smiled on us once again and only let loose a few raindrops during the day.  If you missed the fantastic performances by Magnolia Rhythm Trio, Bill Welles & the Distractions, Ten Dollar Pony, Freight (Grover Anderson and Jimbo … Read More

September 2017 on Ebbetts Pass

Wondering what’s happening along the pass this fall?  Check out Murphys Live Music on Facebook for information on live music events from Copperopolis to Markleeville.  Or check out the calendars at GoCalaveras, the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, Bear Valley … Read More

Thank You Cal-Waste

Thank you to Cal Waste for once again being the event sponsor for Hermitfest.  Cal Waste provides trash and recycling at the event and a generous monetary donation that, along with donations by our other supporters, allows us to put … Read More

State Route 89 Road Closure Due to Wildfire – September 5th Press Release

For those of you traveling to Hermitfest from the south east please be aware of the fire and the road closures; download the advisory at 17-09-2 ALP 89 Highway Closure- Wildfire:

Hermitfest 2017

The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) will be hosting our 11th Annual Scenic Celebration on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 11am until 7pm.  We invite you to “Come Play on the Pass” with us and enjoy one of the … Read More