Catfish Lake

Pinecrest to Catfish Lake

Most adventurers in the Sonora area are familiar with Pinecrest Lake Loop but few are aware of the spur trails heading off the main trail to other scenic destinations. One of these being the trail to Catfish Lake, a one-mile hike off the main Pinecrest Lake Trail to a small natural lake that is a […]

Live Music at Caffe Blossom

Most people know Caffe Blossom for their excellent caffeinated beverages as well as their delicious breakfast and lunch offerings but Saturday evenings during the summer months they host a different local, live band on their outdoor stage. Their free summer concerts stretch from the month of May into October and is worth a stop if you enjoy […]

The Rock of Twain Harte

The Rock is mostly known for their excellent food (burgers and fish & chips are the best around) but they also have a quaint little bar that’s perfect for stopping in for a cold drink after a long day or while waiting for a table. The Rock has several flat screen TVs broadcasting local sports […]

Eagle Tavern

Eagle Tavern is located at the historic Eproson House in Twain Harte. With a large and airy bar and sitting area the Eagle Tavern has plenty of room for you and your friends to sit down with a cold one while enjoying the local atmosphere or live music which frequents this local hangout on most […]

Bear Lake From Southwest Shore

Crabtree to Bear Lake

Bear Lake sits just inside the Emigrant Wilderness nestled in a granite valley accompanied by a sea of conifers. This peaceful, alpine lake makes for a perfect one day getaway during the summer months and to escape the heat of the foothills. The trailhead at Crabtree Camp is easily accessible by most vehicles despite the […]

Thunderheads over Herring Creek Reservoir

Herring Creek Reservoir to Bloomer Lake

Herring Creek Reservoir to Bloomer Lake is a moderate level 5.8 mile one-way hike in the Stanislaus National Forest. The entire length of the hike follows Herring Creek and traverses through Hammill Canyon which offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks as well as several serene meadows that come alive with wildflowers in the summer […]

Gianelli Vineyards Tasting Bar

Gianelli Vineyards Tasting Room

Gianelli Vineyards Tasting Room is a nice place to duck out of the summer heat while enjoying a vast variety of local, Italian style wines. Conveniently located on Main street in Jamestown, Gianelli’s Tasting Room offers over a dozen different wines on the tasting menu. Although Gianelli wines have a brief history (since 2003) the […]

Wine Glasses and Souvenirs

Inner Sanctum Cellars

Inner Sanctum Cellars is a local, family-owned wine producer that currently purchases grapes from Tuolumne and Calaveras County vineyards to make their award-winning wines. Inner Sanctum has only been around for a couple of years but is already making a name for themselves. They currently bottle six different varietals and plan to open a vineyard near […]