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Friday, April 20, 2012

Rubicon Trail

Here is another cool thing to do, place to visit, etc.  The Rubicon Trail is located in the High Sierra near Lake Tahoe.  An extreme 4X4 rock crawling trail, the original Rubicon Trail route starts in Geogetown, heads over the Sierra and end in the Homewood area of Lake Tahoe.

From the website: "Also known as the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road, The Rubicon Trail is located in the California High Sierra due west of Lake Tahoe & appx 80 miles east of Sacramento. Rated 10 as being "most difficult" on a scale of 1-10 & known as the "Granddaddy of all off highway trails" it is appx. 12 miles of incredibly scenic albeit ROCKY un-maintained El Dorado and Placer county road.
The ceremonial "Trailhead" is at Georgetown, which is a tiny hamlet nestled on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California's Gold Country . West of Tahoe, East of Sacramento, North of Yosemite National Park and south of I-80 and Donner Pass.
Ask ANYONE in Georgetown and they'll tell you how to get to the "actual" trailhead which is several miles east of town adjacent to Loon Lake.
Georgetown is synonymous with the Rubicon Trail. The town is built around servicing and supplying Rubicon adventurers and their rigs."

Please check the conditions and be careful out there!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Save May 19th for Wakamatsu

This was a wonderful event last year and we hope you will join us at the Wakamatsu Colony Festival
A fundraising event to benefit the historic site of the
first Japanese colony in America
941 Cold Springs Rd., Gold Hill, CA
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sword Demonstrations – Taiko Drummers – Live Music & Dancing
Sushi – Sake – Wine
Hay-Wagon Tour - Traditional Japanese Arts & Crafts
 $15 adult / $7 youth / Free for children under 10
online ticket sales begin April 2