Feeding Steelhead Trout At The Mokelumne River Hatchery – Great Family Fun!

Monday, July 18th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Managed and operated by the California Department of Fish and Game, the Mokelumne River Hatchery was built by the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 1964, as a way to better replace the salmon and steelhead spawning habitats that were disturbed by the building of the Camanche Dam, and originally consisted of one mile of […]

Alameda County Fair In Pleasanton California

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

While there may be “99 Ways to Come Out & Play” this year at the Alameda County Fair, perhaps the most exciting reason – albeit an odd one – is Jungle George’s Exotic Meats & Bugs. With such items on their menu as smoked alligator ribs, buffalo, elk burgers, frog legs, kangaroo burgers, lion, maggot […]

Fireworks And Fourth Of July Events In Calaveras County

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Looking for some affordable Independence Day fun in Calaveras County? You’ve come to the right place! On Saturday June 25th enjoy Fireworks at New Hogan Lake, located at 2713 Hogan Dam Road, Valley Springs, CA. Bring some snacks, drinks, your lawn chairs, and have a great time! Meetup begins at 7:00p.m., followed by the awesome […]

Columbia Diggins Tent Town 1852 – Columbia State Historic Park

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Once upon a time, when gold in the hills was plentiful, miners and families moved through the undeveloped Mother Lode area. Soon tent and shanty towns began to spring up, with everything from saloons to boarding houses, restaurants to laundries, hardware stores to express offices. It was an exciting time, with a lot of people […]

Mariposa Grove Giant Sequoias – Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

To call them massive and awe-inspiring would be an understatement. The Giant Sequoia, tree like the approximately 500 mature ones found in the Mariposa Grove near the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park, are perhaps the largest living things on Earth. While the sequoias are not the tallest of all trees – that title belongs […]

Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee

Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Each year during the third weekend in May, California’s Calaveras County becomes Frog Heaven. Nestled between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, just south of Historic Angels Camp and north of Sonora on Hwy 49, sits Frogtown; home to the Calaveras County Fair and its world-renowned Jumping Frog Jubilee. In the early Gold Mining Days, […]

Calaveras County Fair Destruction / Demolition Derby

Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Every year on the closing day of the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, fair-goers are treated to the only event at Frogtown that is perhaps more popular than the jumping frog competitions – the Destruction Derby. Fair officials estimate that a crowd of about 10,000 attend the demolition derby each year. Demolition derbies […]