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 […]

Mt Brow Winery Model A Pickup

Mt. Brow Winery (Closed)

Mt Brow Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery in the Shaws Flat Area on the outskirts of Sonora. Their goal is to produce wines using only grapes from their vineyard as well as other local foothill vineyards. Mt Brow’s vineyard produces Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel grapes with a total of 6.5 acres […]

Tasting Bar

La Bella Rosa Vineyards Tasting Room

La Bella Rosa Vineyards Tasting Room brings the Tuscan style, Tuolumne County appellation wines to downtown Sonora. Located on N. Washington St, near the Red Church, the tasting room and gift shop is a nice stop when strolling down the streets of historic downtown Sonora. The gift shop is full of all sorts of knickknacks […]

Tasting Room

Indigeny Reserve

Indigeny Reserve is a family-owned and operated ciderworks and distillery located on a 160-acre apple preserve on the outskirts of Sonora. Founded in 2007 with the mission to “celebrate, share, and renew nature’s bounty for generations to come”, Indigeny is open to the public for cider tasting, tours and brandy tasting. Bring a lunch along […]

Donnells Reservoir From Dam

Donnells Reservoir

Donnells Reservoir is one of the three lakes within the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts’ Tri-Dam project. It is located on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River about 15 miles northeast of Pinecrest and five miles upstream from Beardsley Reservoir. Donnells Reservoir was created by the construction of the 317-foot thin arch Donnells Dam back in […]