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Creek Critters Is Back in Big Trees State Park

Beginning Saturday May 28, and then every Saturday at 1pm throughout the summer, dozens of excited children and their parents will gather for Creek Critters. Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, … Read More

The Pass is Open – Thursday, May 12, 2022 – and Planned Burning at Big Trees State Park

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will open State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022, for the spring season. Caltrans opened Route 89/Monitor Pass on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from a … Read More

Monitor Pass Reopens April 26, 2022

And one more time…. State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens Again for Spring Season ALPINE COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, after it was closed … Read More

This Weekend On the Pass – April 24-25, 2022

Happy Earth Day! It looks like it will be a bit before they get the pass open but we are all grateful for the April rain & snow.  It’s supposed to be dry this weekend though so it’s a perfect … Read More

Calaveras Ranger District Updates

Sonora, CA – Beginning today, motorists will be able to have more roads to travel on as seasonal road closures end, but not all the roadways will reopen–27 will remain closed for more than a month. The Stanislaus National Forest … Read More

Route 4 Ebbetts Pass Open to the East End of Lake Alpine from the West

From Cal Trans: District 10 has been working diligently to open the mountain passes and great progress has been made. State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass will open from the west end of Lake Alpine to the east end of Lake Alpine … Read More


DEATH RIDE® RALLIES TO HOST CYCLISTS – FOR THE THIRD TIME   Markleeville’s Iconic Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps® is slated for July 16th. Markleeville, CA, April 5, 2022 – Registration is open for the 41st annual … Read More

Your Best Hermitfest Photos

Do you have a great photo from Hermitfest that you’d be willing to share with the Byway Association and Alpine County Chamber of Commerce for possible inclusion in printed media and on our websites and social media?  If so, please … Read More

Traffic Advisory for late March through Spring

TRAFFIC ADVISORY of ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL ON STATE ROUTE 4, EBBETTS PASS AREA CALAVERAS COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations in the coming weeks on State Route 4 with work scheduled as follows: • … Read More

Stanislaus National Forest Releases New Over Snow Vehicle Maps

Sonora, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest is hoping that outdoor enthusiasts will take note of a newly released map that details where Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) use is allowed in the forest. The Forest Service reports that there are … Read More