Sports

Motherlode Adventures

Motherlode Adventures

If your into excitement and extreme sports the Motherlode region of California has some options for you.  The Summer months offer white water rafting, sky diving, rock climbing and mountain biking, while during the winter months visitors can enjoy snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling and sledding as well. River rafting companies to contact for rafting trips include: River Journey Adventures Knights Ferry OARS California Rafting Angels Camp Zephyr Whitewater Rafting  Columbia The Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is expected to begin the process of establishing a system of lift-accessed mountain biking trails; current plans are to introduce the new trail system in the summer months post covid. Numerous considerations and potential roadblocks could effect the dates these trails would be available but if and when they open it is sure to bring a new crowd of adventures to the region.  CalAdventures offers assistance in finding a skydiving lesson in California as well...

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Ski Resorts

Ski Resorts

The Motherlode area is home to both Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley ski areas.  Bear Valley and Dodge both usually open in November and offer ski and snow board enthusiast a variety of trails for all levels of skill from beginner to professional. The Dodge Ridge Ski Resort: is Located in the community of Pinecrest off Highway 108. The resort offers 1,600 vertical feet, 67 runs, 12 lifts and 862 acres of skiable terrain. The Bear Valley Ski Resort is located up highway 4,  the resort offers 1,900 vertical feet 1,680 acres of varied terrain, more than 70 trails, two terrain parks featuring numerous features.  Bear Valley averages over 30 feet of annual snowfall per year.....

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Day Trips- Sonora, Columbia, & Yosemite

Day Trips- Sonora, Columbia, & Yosemite

Looking for a a little more California experience to add to your Yosemite vacation? How about a 1 hour day trip to historical Columbia and the town of Sonora. Not far from the northern side of Yosemite are a few Gold Country towns that can add a little variety to the natural and majestic beauty of Yosemite. Yosemite is an incredible place to visit and the wildlife and natural surroundings can keep you entertained for a number of days, but there are also a number of other nearby sites to see. The Sonora area is the largest local town above Yosemite and has a number of large and smaller retail stores for shopping. Sonora is also home to a couple of quality theaters where the talent might just surprise you and productions take place year round.  There are a number of food choices and restaurants but make sure to...

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Visiting Yosemite National Park

Visiting Yosemite National Park

If your looking for California’s great natural wonders then Yosemite is a place to visit, and hopefully stay if you have the chance. Yosemite National Park lies on the Western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is approximately a one drive from Sonora. With an estimated ten million years in the making the natural wonders you’ll find here are worth the trip. The first thing that strikes you when visiting Yosemite is the stunning natural beauty throughout the park, as Yosemite is home to the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, including; wildlife, large open wilderness, ancient giant sequoias, great valley’s and magnificent waterfalls. The scenery and backdrops continuously amaze and as the seasons change so does the parks beauty. It’s no wonder that photographers from all around the world fall in love with these Sierra Nevada mountains.  The park is a popular destination so plan...

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