The Ahwahnee Hotel At Yosemite National Park

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

In the early 1920s it became clear that Yosemite National Park was in dire need of accommodations that would suit the affluent and influential park visitor. Once a village area for the native Miwok Indians, the location of The Ahwahnee Hotel was chosen because of its ample sun exposure and breathtaking views of the Park’s […]

Wawona Hotel at Yosemite National Park

June 6th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

Located four miles from the south entrance into Yosemite National Park, the Wawona Hotel sits between the magnificent Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the lively Yosemite Valley. In 1855, a miner by the name of Galen Clark was in failing health when he passed through the Wawona Valley with a group of tourists on […]

Jamestown California Gold Mining – Panning, Sluicing, Dredging And Highbanking

June 4th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

There’s gold in them thar hills!! So the saying went…..and so it still goes – as the area of Jamestown, CA still has hidden golden treasures lying just below the surface. And with the help of Miner John and his group of seasoned prospectors, you too could find yourself yelling “eureka”! If you’re ever in […]

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park Walking Tour

June 1st, 2011 by Craig Mullins

You know, every once in a while it’s nice to get in touch with the earth in a way more than just digging in the dirt, and be reminded there are things in the world greater than you. Sometimes you need to descend over 150 feet under ground to truly get the feeling that you’re […]

Our Introduction To Farming In Valley Springs California

May 17th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

This isn’t your grandfather’s farm. Nor is it the farm you visited with your second grade class, but we’d sure love to have some second graders visit! The life of a farmer has changed, my friend! Farming is moving and shaking, and where it’s going is like no place it’s ever been before. The agricultural […]