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Exploring the Yosemite Region

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Every Season Lodging Guide

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HOTEL CHARLOTTE 18736 Main Street (209) 962-6455

BLACKBERRY INN B&B

ALL SEASONS GROVELAND INN

18656 Main Street (209) 962-0232 This historic inn is 23 miles from the north Yosemite gate. Each of five suites offers upscale amenities, jacuzzi, steam room, fireplaces, fresh ground coffee stations and hand-painted murals depicting the beauty of Yosemite. jjenkins@goldrush.com allseasonsgrovelandinn.com

7567 Hamilton Station Loop (209) 962-4663 The Blackberry Inn is a replica American farmhouse with a lovely wraparound porch surrounded by national forest. Unmatched service and hospitality are the Blackberry Inn’s trademark. innkeeper@blackberry-inn.com blackberry-inn.com

DIAMOND O & CHERRY LAKE CAMPGROUNDS 34660 Evergreen Road 800-342-2267

Come experience a wonderful escape at the Boutique Hotel Charlotte, located at the gateway to Yosemite. Enjoy the rustic quirks of an old west, historic boutique hotel coupled with a wonderfully inviting ambiance and stellar service that will leave you wanting more. hotelcharlotte.com stay@hotelcharlotte.com

18583 Highway 120 (209) 962-7180 Your Mountain Dream...Above the Crowd. Vacation rentals (70 to choose from) with refreshing views of sparkling Pine Mountain Lake, Sierra peaks in Yosemite, or the magnificent Tuolumne River canyon. At Yosemite Gold Vacations you can choose to be private or outgoing...wander a ferny streamside path in solitude, or greet folks along the boardwalk in historic gold rush Groveland. yosemitegold@goldrush.com yosemitegoldvacations.com

SUNSET INN YOSEMITE GUEST CABINS 33569 Hardin Flat Road (209) 962-4360

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27557 Packard Canyon Road (209) 962-1818

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19950 Hwy 120, (209)962-6744 The Berkshire Inn was built in 1988, with country comfort and luxury in mind. This sprawling lodge sits on 20 wooded acres, with nature trails and beautiful vistas. The massive open beam construction, lounges and breakfast areas create a warm and friendly environment for all of our welcomed guests. berkshireinn@bigvalley.net berkshireinn.net

BIG CREEK MEADOW GUEST RANCH

10551 Smith Station Road (209) 962-1942 Originally a stage stop in the 1800s, this site is now a beautiful working Guest Ranch located between Yosemite National Park and Groveland. We have two rooms available plus room for events, gatherings, retreats and weddings. askdranns@yahoo.com bigcreekmeadowranch.com

The fishing is great! The scenery is fantastic! The facilities are clean, well-maintained, and very popular. Diamond O is probably the closest camping facility to the west entrance of Yosemite National Park. Restrooms are handicap accessible. info@americanll.com americanll.com

EVERGREEN LODGE AT YOSEMITE 33160 Evergreen Road 209-379-2606

The Evergreen Lodge is a classic mountain resort offering Yosemite’s finest all-around lodging and recreational experience. The historic lodge was expanded and modernized in 2004 and now offers cozy cabins in the woods, a full-service restaurant and tavern, recreation center, meeting/event hall, general store and nightly activities. In addition, the Evergreen’s onsite guide service offers fly fishing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and other excursions. info@evergreenlodge.com evergreenlodge.com

A lovely six-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot log cabin on a mountain top overlooking the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Yosemite. Fireplace, piano entertainment center, satellite TV, DVD, VHS, stereo,(wireless internet available). Located only 10 miles from Yosemite Park entrance. williamcharlson@sbcglobal.net lillaskogyosemite.com

Three charming, secluded cabins, far from the crowds, yet in close proximity to all the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. Surrounded by lush forest, Sunset Inn sits on the edge of a lovely, private meadow. Beautiful craftsman style wood interiors, queen beds, wood burning stoves, well-equipped kitchens, and private bathrooms. sunsetinn@mlode.com sunsetinnusa.com

THE CUB INN

19301 Elder Lane (209) 962-0403

PINE MOUNTAIN CUSTOM RENTALS

18731 Main Street - Hwy 120 (209) 962-7123 Pine Mountain Lake private community located 24 miles from Yosemite. Golf, swim, fish, boat, tennis, etc. Rentals by the day, week & month. Many privately owned homes & condos to choose from. Please call for free information on Rentals & Sales. homes@georgeandcarol.com georgeandcarol.com

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Imagine waking up in a log cabin in a warm, snuggly bed with a big quilt on top, and looking outside to see that you’re surrounded by majestic pine trees and a crystal clear blue sky. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll enjoy a hearty country breakfast that will get your day off to a great start. The Cub Inn is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. thecubinn@mlode.com thecubinn.com

THE GROVELAND HOTEL

18767 Main Street 209-962-4000 Relish your Yosemite adventure and leave the details to us. Savor a lazy morning in the most luxurious featherbed you’ll never want to get out of! Our room rates vary in price from $145 to $285. Each unique Victorian-style room includes a private bath,

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TV, free high-speed, wireless Internet access, telephone/voice mail, down park that offers the vacationer affordcomforters, European antiques, a coffee able lodging choices when looking for grinder and brewer, a CD player and an the best options for Yosemite camping. alarm clock. yosemitepinesrv@yosemitepinesrv.com guestservices@groveland.com yosemitepinesrv.com groveland.com

THE INN AT SUGAR PINE RANCH 21250 Hwy. 120 (209) 962-4000

Cottages and rooms with private baths, some with whirlpool tubs and a fireplace. Clean and comfortable in a peaceful setting. Large family cottage, pool relaxation area, and walking trails. Breakfast included. Perfect for vacation getaway, and special events. Friendly, knowledgeable travel assistance. Off season discounts available. Children 3 and over welcome. Open year-round. guestservices@groveland.com sugarpineranch.com

YOSEMITE REGION VACATION RENTALS

YOSEMITE ROSE BED & BREAKFAST 22830 Ferretti Rd (866) 962-6548

18736 Main Street 209-962-6455 Vacation rentals: Condo, Duplex, or Triplex. Easy access to Yosemite National Park, the beautiful Tuolumne River and Cherry Creek with Class 4 and 5 whitewater river rafting. No minimum stay, discounts for extended stays, breakfast included. Full linens and traditional hotel This late 1800’s ‘Italianate Revival’ Vicamenities provided. bed and breakfast lodging took 3 yosemiteregion.com torian years to build and is a replica of a famous Bay Area mansion that is now a YOSEMITE RIDGE RESORT museum. The retreat is situated off the 7589 Hwy. 120 old stage coach run to Yosemite. The re(209) 962-6877 treat lies on 90 quiet acres bordering the Stanislaus National Forest. Surrounded by grand oaks, towering pines, freshwater ponds, and a new olive orchard, the facilities include: the manor house, a fully-equipped country cottage, horse stables, and an arena. info@yosemiterose.com yosemiterose.com

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YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY LODGING

20450 Old Highway 120 (209) 962-7690 Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging provides some of the finest Yosemite Camping in the area, located a beautiful 30 minute drive from the gates of Yosemite National Park! Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging in Groveland, California is the

11399 Cherry Lake Road (209) 962-7408 Whether you want a relaxing vacation, or just a comfortable overnight stop, Yosemite Riverside Inn has it all - scenery, fresh pine scented air, a restful atmosphere, and invigorating activities. info2@YosemiteRiversideInn.com yosemiteriversideinn.com

Only 12 miles to the west gate of Yosemite. We feature family cabins, camping cabins, full hookup RV sites and garden cottages. General store, restaurant, showers, gasoline and propane all on site! yosemitejoe@bigvalley.net yosemiteridge.com

7633 Highway 120 @ Buck Meadows (209) 962-5281 The Lodge is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains within the recreational wonderland of the Stanislaus National Forest. The surroundings offer a natural and undisturbed forest setting with various hiking trails that carve through the Gold Country. We offer 44 spacious and modernly appointed units. yose4vac@mlode.com yosemitewestgate.com

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stablished as mining camps in 1852, Groveland and the nearby town of Big Oak Flat were once thriving California Gold Rush towns. After the decline in gold production, the historic town of Groveland made its mark offering hospitality to weary travelers coming to and from Yosem-

ite National Park. Located only 26 miles from the northern entrance to the Park on Highway 120, today Groveland is the most convenient gateway for tourists coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, or Modesto. Although Groveland boasts a population of approximately 3,000 full-time residents, this number often triples during the summer months. Visitors are attracted to both the magnificent beauty of this area, as well as the many recreational opportunities offered nearby. This quiet hilltop community has managed to retain much of its old west charm, and still boasts the oldest continuously operating saloon in California. Travelers enjoy playing golf at Pine Mountain Lake’s 18-hole golf course, taking in the sun at one of the numerous recreational lakes nearby, fishing, hiking, and of course sightseeing. www.yosemite120gateway.com

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Groveland Area Dining Guide This page is sponsored by Precision Optics

Our menu choices include crisp salads, fresh fish, pasta, meltin-your-mouth steaks and daily specials, all created with fresh seasonal ingredients.

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ocated in the heart of Downtown Groveland, Precision Optics offers high-quality eyewear at an affordable price, with thousands of designer frames and sunglasses from which to choose. Simply bring in your prescription and pay 40%60% less than you might at your doctor’s office. Precision Optics also has a large selection of non-prescription fashion and sport sunglasses. Stacy Hancock, owner and licensed Optician, has over 20 years experience in her field. She offers all the newest technologies and prides herself on friendly customer service. Insurance is welcomed. WANT FREE GLASSES? Host an Eyewear Party! Stacy will come to your home or office with hundreds of frames and sunglasses from which to choose. Enjoy a unique eyewear experience with your friends and family, while earning yourself free glasses. Contact Stacy for more details.

Precision Optics 18729 Hwy 120, Unit A Groveland, CA 95321 (209)962-1972 stacysglasses@aol.com

7647 CA-120 Groveland (209) 962-5181 Relax and enjoy your meal at Buck Meadows Restaurant and Bar - we will make it memorable for you! We know that our quality, homemade style, large portions and reasonable prices will continue the tradition started in 1874 of making Buck Meadows a favorite “Stage Stop” for many a hungry traveler, as well as the local loggers and miners.

CROSS COUNTRY CAFE

11892 Ponderosa Lane Groveland (209) 962-7777 Breakfast served all day Sunday with Eggs Benedict & Blueberry Pancakes. A small family-run restaurant voted Best Breakfast & Lunch in Groveland.

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itself. The Grill’s dining room is located in a separate room from the bar, the Grill serves up casual food such as steaks, burgers, salads, and sandwiches.

MOUNTAIN SAGE CAFE & COFFEE

18653 Main Street Groveland (209) 962-4686 Full service coffee bar with organic espresso & teas. We have smoothies, milkshakes & juices. We serve a light breakfast fare including bagel sandwiches, breakfast wraps & quiche. All using local, organic vegetables. We have an array of locally made baked goodies, some are wheat & gluten free. We have an internet cafe offering free Wi-Fi. Local honey,spices & olive oils.

18744 Main St. Groveland (209) 962-5300 Dori’s Tea Cottage offers an PIZZA FACTORY English-style tea luncheon, 18583 Main Street more than 60 teas and lunchGroveland es-to-go, plus wine and cham(209) 962-7757 CHARLOTTE BISTRO & BAR pagne. Our boutique features AT HOTEL CHARLOTTE a unique selection of teas, tea Come join us for great food 18736 Main Street accessories and unique gifts. and a fantastic family environment! All our pizzas are Groveland THE GRILL made with fresh ingredients (209) 962-6455 Truly superb steaks, delicious AT PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE and our dough is hand spun! 19228 Pine Mountain Dr. We also have a great arcade pastas, many chicken favorGroveland and a meeting room for your ites and unique daily specials (209) 962-8600 enjoyment. Book your birthalong with homemade desserts. Using the freshest in- Our 16,000 square foot restau- day parties here. gredients, locally grown when rant and lounge overlooks the PJ’S CAFE & PIZZERIA possible, and all homemade. Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course 18986 Main Street with majestic views of YosemWe offer menu selections for Groveland kids, vegetarians and vegans ite’s peaks. The outside deck (209)962-7501 is perfect for outdoor dining, and have our full menu online We’re a family restaurant servfor mouth-watering browsing. cocktails or your special func- ing locals and tourists with a tion. Guests enjoy live music CELLAR DOOR RESTAURANT while dining on most Saturday mind on great family dining AT THE GROVELAND HOTEL nights. Come in for our Satur- that won’t break your budget. Our menu ranges from salad 18767 Main Street day Champagne Brunch. to prime rib to pizza. Groveland IRON DOOR (209) 962-4000 TWO GUYS PIZZA PIES SALOON GRILL Savor incredible California18955 Ferretti Rd 18763 Main Street fresh cuisine, select from locally Groveland Groveland brewed beers and hundreds of (209) 962-4897 (209) 962-8904 wine labels and delight in a deDine in or have it delivered. Vidlectable dessert while reliving Reputed to be the oldest con- eo Games, Subs, Salads, Pizza, tinuously operating saloon in your Yosemite adventure. New Patio Dining, Pasta, Ice Cream, Menu, New Prices. Chef Mike California, the Iron Door is a Calzones, Beer and Wine. tourist attraction in and of is offering his daily specials.

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CONCEPT, DESIGN & PRODUCTION Paul Bell ADVERTISING SALES Paul Bell Sonora Chamber of Commerce REGIONAL ADVERTISING SALES REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING SALES Paul Pieretti, Lakeside Marketing 209.962.4143 EDITORIAL & PHOTOGRAPHS CONTRIBUTORS Paul Bell John DeGrazio Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau Groveland Community Services District O.A.R.S. Kennedy Meadows Marcus Berg Dodge Ridge The Groveland Hotel Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.. COVER PHOTOGRAPH River Rafting on the Tuolumne River. Photo courtesy O.A.R.S./www.oars.com DISCOVER GROVELAND is a joint publication of The Sonora Chamber of Commerce and Paul Bell l Marketing Solutions, supported by sponsors and advertisers in an ongoing effort to promote Groveland and Tuolumne County. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate at the time of publication, but neither entity assumes any responsibility for errors, omissions and changes.

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Voice of Commerce, Culture & Community P.O. Box 884, Sonora, CA 95370 Tel/Fax: 209.694.4405 WEBSITE: www.sonorachamber.org E-MAIL: info@sonorachamber.com

The Sonora Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization representing the business community of Tuolumne County. The Sonora Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to raising the awareness of Tuolumne County through tour. ism, and markets the area as a tourism destination. Background photograph: Jack Kelley of San Jose, Ca., circa 1925, stands proudly on “Overhanging Rock, Glacier Point” Yosemite

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2-3 YEAR-ROUND LODGING GUIDE Groveland and the surrounding area is a great place for just a one-night escape or for the entire summer, fall or winter. 4 GROVELAND LIFE Eye of the Beholder/Precision Optical, Groveland area Dining Guide. 6 - 7 GROVELAND LIFE Mountain Sage Cafe & Coffee, Firefall Coffee Roasting, Yosemite Adventure Supplies. 7-12 WHAT TO DO GUIDE Experience every kind of adventure in Tuolumne County, the Year-Round Recreation Playland. Whatever keeps you and your family moving around Yosemite National Park and the region. 8-9 120 TNINGS TO SEE AND DO ON 120 Take advantage of the most scenic route, CA State Highway 120, all the way to Yosemite and discover 120 things you might never have seen until now. The Poster that appears on pages 8 & 9 is available at NO CHARGE at select Groveland Area businesses that advertise in Discover Groveland & Explore Sonora Magazines. See page 13 for locations to get the map.

12 O.A.R.S. WHITE-WATER RAFTING

The Tuolumne River offers an exciting family adventure. Experience 1-Day to 6-day trips on this mystical river.

12 REGIONAL THEATRE The award-winning Stage 3 Theatre Company presents a Politcal Satire by David Mamet, ‘NOVEMBER’ and a Newil Simon favorite for the Holiday Season, ‘BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.’. 13 GROVELAND AREA REAL ESTATE Find your Dream Home or Vaction Home in Southern Tuolumne County. 14 GROVELAND COMMUNITY EVENTS 49’er Chili Cook-off and Living History Day. 15 49’ER FESTIVAL AND CHILI COOK-OFF See the column to the right and page 15 for details. 16 RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK Visit this ‘living landmark’ in Jamestown for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring events. Don’t forget Santa’s coming soon!

groveland highlights I Like It, I Love It! Tom Drinnon’s Tim McGraw Tribute

Friday, September 7, 2012

Show at 8 p.m. Tickets $19.00. his is the last scheduled event for the Groveland Hotel’s 2012 Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret series. If you missed the Beatles Experience, Life In The Fast Lane (the Eagles Tribute) and the Perfect Gentlemen, this will be you last chance to experience some great music under the summer skies over Yosemite National Park. Performing across the nation, he’s best known for his authentic country sound and versatile range, Tom Drinnon is sure to impress any crowd.

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The Groveland Hotel 18767 Main Street, Groveland 209.962.4000 • 800.273.3314 groveland.com

Grovelan’ds Annual 49’er Festival & Chili Cook-off Saturday, September 15, 2012 Mary Laveroni Park Groveland ,Ca 209.962.0429 49erfestival.blogspot.com

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Living History Day

Saturday, October 6, 2012

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission • Family Event Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum 18990 Highway 120, Groveland grovelandmuseum.org “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s 209.962-7425 ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Please See Page 14 for more details

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ocated above the Yosemite Chamber of Commerce just as you enter the heart of Groveland, you won’t find a more convenient place to stock up for your planned or unplanned Yosemite Adventure, because your adventure begins here. Whether it’s a pair of hiking boots, a picnic basket, a water bottle or camp gear, Yosemite Adventure Supplies is likely to have what you might need. They stock tents, chairs, sleeping bags, hats and apparel— they’re prepared when you’re not! If they don’t have exactly what your looking for, the owner, Kristy Brower, or her friendly staff, can send you in the right direction. It’s important to note that Kristy is a seasoned ambassador of tourism for the Groveland and Yosemite region as the former office manager for the Yosemite Chamber and can offer valuable insight and information on the greater Groveland/Yosemite area.The shop is open 7 days a week because they understand the spontaneous nature of Yosemite adventure’-seekers. Yosemite Adventure Supplies 11875 Ponderosa Lane, Suite D. Groveland CA 95321 209.962.0923

Are you ready to explore the beauty of Pine Mountain Lake? All our agents live and work in the area and have extensive knowledge of the local housing market. Looking to buy? Our goal is to listen to your needs and wants so that we can find you the best possible fit at the best possible price. Pine Mountain Lake is a gated community of at least 3,300 acres in Groveland. Within the development are an 18 hole PGA cham-

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t 9:00 each evening in Camp Curry, the crowd which had gathered for the nightly campfire program, would fall silent. A man would call out to the top of Glacier Point “Let the Fire Fall!” A faint reply could be heard from the top of the mountain.Then a great bonfire of red fir bark would be pushed evenly over the edge of the cliff, appearing to the onlookers below as a glowing waterfall of sparks and fire.

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pionship golf course, restaurant and bar, stable, 205 acre lake, swimming pool, tennis courts and airport. Located approximately 25 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and at ait is ideally suited for outdoor activities year round. Pine Mountain Lake Realty 18919 Main St., Suite A Groveland CA 95321 (Highway 120 and Ferretti Rd.) 209.962.7156 Fax: 209.962.6710 e-mail: sales@pmlr.com pmlr.com The spectacle was the Yosemite Fire Fall, a nightly tradition in Yosemite National Park for some 88 years. When we were trying to come up with a clever name for our new coffee roasting adventure, we reached out to the town and had a contest to see who could come up with the best name. Last Coffee Shop before Yosemite. New Owners Hal & Laura Jenson laura@firefallcoffee.net Firefall Coffee Roasting Co. 18749 Main St. Groveland, CA (209) 962-7704 www.firefallcoffee.net


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avor a lazy morning in the most luxurious featherbed you’ll never want to get out of, snuggle into one of our cozy bathrobes, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on our veranda and permit a gracious staff member to indulge your every request. Included in your stay is a morning feast we nicknamed the Innkeeper’s Breakfast.

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lthough you might be on your way to Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County has some wonderful detours worthy of a side trip during your visit. Whether you’re looking for wild adventures or mild adventures, you’ll find it all in this beautiful area. This guide will help you find the perfect way to spend your days in Tuolumne County. GOLD PROSPECTING ‘There is gold in them, thar hills!’ Although the Fandango Halls and gun fights are but an eerie presence found in the ghost towns the miners abandoned, the boom of the 1849 Gold Rush left nuggets and frontier adventures behind. In Tuolumne County, several mines are still open that allow visitors to pan for gold as

the 49ers once did. The goldpanning adventure companies that teach prospecting courses for adventurous miners are Gold Prospecting Adventures & Store and Hidden Treasure Gold Mine Tours and Matelot Gulch Mine Supply Store. GOLF The hills are alive with the sound of golf balls, as this ever-popular sport demands a yard for a putter. The rolling hills of the Mother Lode are as picturesque as they are challenging, with golf courses increasing as the sport grows. Whether you prefer the challenge of championship-eighteen holes or a delightful day at a small course in the pines, our golf courses cover a variety of landscapes and views from the lower foothills to the high country of Twain

LIVE THEATER Actors from across the state have come to perform on the stage of Sierra Repertory Theater, home of two live theaters in the Mother Lode (East Sonora and the Fallon House Theater in Columbia). Sierra Repertory Theater attracts Equity actors to the region, as patrons from across the state come to watch such highly acclaimed theater. Stage 3 The-

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Sierra Repertory Theatre’s, ‘Carousel’

ater (in downtown Sonora) remains as dedicated to the historic trade with quality shows and actors. Stage 3, albeit smaller, specializes in cutting-edge plays from emerging playwrights that could be tomorrow’s Neil Simon or Arthur Miller. GAMING A jackpot ready to happen, Phase ll at Black Oak Casino is the newest gold nugget in Tuolumne County’s pot of gold. The new gaming floor features over 1,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a 24hour buffet/café, a fine dining and specialty restaurant,

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1. California Poppies past Chinese Camp 2. The Red Barn (Oakdale) 3. Chinese Camp 4. Moccasin Creek Fish Hatchery 5. Old Priest Grade Road 6. Old State Route 120 7. Alpine Columbine 8. Hotel Charlotte 9. Chinese Camp Visitors Bureau 10. Lembert Dome 11. Olmstead Point 12. Bret Harte Cabin 13. Second Garrotte 14. Tioga Pass Resort & Cabins 15. Siesta Lake 16. 1852 Iron Door Saloon 17. Groveland Hotel 18. Tuolumne Meadows 19. The Round Corral 20. Margaret Simmons Home (All Seasons Groveland Inn) 21. Colfax Spring 22. Groveland Wayside Park 23. Evergreen Lodge 24. Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir 25. Wildflowers from East Knights Ferry to the South Shore Lake Tulloch Rd. 26. Rollercoaster Road East of 395 27. White Wolf 28. Tenaya Lake Photo Credit: Brad Perks/www.bradperks.com

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29. High Sierra loop to May Lake 30. Mono Lake Limestone Tufa 31. California Spotted Owl 32. Lyall’s Lupine 33. Alpine Goldenrod 34. Pine Grosbeak 35. Sooty Grouse 36. Mountain Heather 37. Dwarf Huckleberry 38. Chipmunks

39. Pika 40. Yellow Bellied Marmot 41. Porcupine 42. John Muir Trail 43. Yosemite Toad 44. Lodgepole Pine 45. Cathedral Lake Trail 46. Sunrise Lakes Trail 47. Porcupine Creek to North Dome 48. Yosemite Black Bears

49. Tunnels in Yosemite 50. Foresta Barns 51. Merced Canyon 52. Diana Falls 53. Rainbow Pool Falls 54. Little Nellie Falls 55. Jawbone Falls 56. Preston Falls 57. Cottonwood Meadows 58. Smith Meadows

59. Harden Lake 60. Pate Valley 61. Carlon Falls 62. Madeline Falls 63. Casmir Reboul’s Trading Post (Helping Hands Thrift Store) 64. Hetch Hetchy 65. Tueeulala Falls 66. Wapama Falls 67. Rancheria Falls

68. Road to Cherry Lake 69. Dogwood Trees 70. Broadleaf Maples 71. Oak Trees 72. Black Cottonwood 73. Quaking Aspens 74. Mt. Maclure Trailhead 75. Crane Flat 76. Sagehen Summit 77. Benton Hot Springs

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87. Rushing Hill Lookout Road 88. Orange Blossom Recreation Area 89. Groveland-Yosemite Gateway Museum 90. Moccasin Reservoir 91. Tulloch Reservoir 92. Lake Don Pedro 93. Yosemite Pines RV Resort 78. Mono Mills Historical Site 94. Tioga Pass 79. Poot’s Cactus Nursery 95. Yosemite Valley 80. Chinese Camp School Pagoda 96. Bridal Veil Falls 81. Valley View Lookout 97. Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls 82. Buck Meadows 98. El Capitan 83. Road to Coulterville 99. Cathedral Rocks 84. Rockhounding 100. Three Brothers Mariposite & Serpentine 101. Glacier Point 85. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum 102. Curry Village 86. Knight’s Ferry Covered Bridge 103. Ansel Adams Gallery

104. The Ahwahnee Hotel 105. Western Tanagers 106. Happy Isles Nature Center 107. Merced River 108. Yosemite Chapel 109. Yosemite Lodge 110. Mirror Lake/Meadow 111. Vernal Fall 112. Nevada Fall 113. Little Yosemite Valley 114. Cooks Meadow Loop 115. Panorama Trail 116. Four Mile Trail 117. Valley Floor Loop 118. Yosemite Museum 119. Indian Village 120. Half Dome

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THE TUOLUMNE COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU • yosemitegoldcountry.com to make good on promised bail for a friend. In 1922, a cabin was built to commemorate the famed author’s presence in Tuolumne County during the winter of 1865-66, but time and elements took their toll. So in 2005, the members of the Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club restored the cabin in celebrating 100-years of Rotary service. family-style bowling alley with dining, non-smoking bar and gaming room, a Players Club and the newest entertainment venue in the region, the Willow Creek Lounge & Bar. This non-smoking auditorium seats 200-300 people, depending on the comedy or musical stage acts. Top-billing entertainment is pouring in from across the nation, from live Karaoke Gong Shows and Country 10 stars, to themed-bands that rock you into yester-year. WINERIES/ BREWERIES We will sell no wine before its time, and the time for California wine has come. As California joins ranks with some of the best wineries all over the world, Tuolumne County is no exception. Visitors can sip the pleasures of some of the best wines produced in the region from Ironstone Vineyards, Gianelli Vineyards, Mt. Brow Winery, and more! HIKING HORSEBACK RIDING & CAMPING If you feel like taking a hike, there are over 480 miles of developed trails to take in the fresh air, whether it’s the Emigrant Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest or Yosemite National Park. In Tuolumne County, there are over 2000 permanent campsites to enjoy and professional guides to help you discover them- some even on horseback, like Kennedy Meadows. Yosemite Park

is open year round. Four seasons of opportunities beckon to visitors to play in. Whether it’s horseback riding, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, stargazing or a love for winter sports- this park calls out to us all. FISHING Catching the “Big One” is a relaxing way to get away from the stress of everyday life, and a picturesque way to get to know Tuolumne County. All you need is a little bait, a boat, and a love of the great outdoors to fish for Crappies, Bluegills, Catfish, Kokanee, Salmon, Bass or Trout. But if you don’t have a boat to enjoy one of the 78 lakes, like Don Pedro Lake, New Melones Lake or Lake Tulloch, let one of the fishing guides take you and even clean your fish, such as Mother Lode Fly Shop, Springfield Trout Farm, or Fish ‘n Dans Guide Service.

WINTER SPORTS Ski, snowboard and snowshoe enthusiasts as well as those people who just enjoy playing and sliding in the snow have long been drawn to Tuolumne County each and every winter for decades. Located in the Stanislaus National Forest, Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area recently expanded with Boulder Creek Canyon for the downhill skier and snowboarder. Challenge yourself on 12 lifts with a capacity to serve 15,700 skiers per hour, on 60 Green, Blue and Black Diamond trails. Leland High Sierra Snow Play provides great tubing and sledding with a newly renovated day-use lodge that includes a snack bar, indoor restrooms, pool tables and warm cozy fireplace. Or rent some skates at the Long Barn Lodge to try your skill on the ice rink.

Groveland and the Highway 120 Route into Yosemite Valley are open year round. With the many scenic hiking trails along this passage, it is a natural choice for the snowshoe enthusiast and is considered by many to be an up and coming Snowshoe Mecca! Trail Guide books and snow shoes are

available locally. The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau 542 W. Stockton Street Sonora , CA 95370 (209) 533-4420 800-446-1333 yosemitegoldcountry.com

MUSEUMS and HISTORY Tuolumne County has a rich Gold Rush heritage, with its past preserved in four historic towns, five museums, and two state historic parks. MARK TWAIN’S CABIN Mark Twain heard the story of the “jumping frog” after leaving San Francisco to hide out in the Sierras, unable

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DISCOVER SOUTHERN TUOLUMNE COUNTY ALONG THE SCENIC 120 GATEWAY ing bird tours in the Sierra Nevada. One of the real joys of birding in the Yosemite region is the ready access to an incredible diversity of habitats, from valley grassland and oak woodlands on the west slope, to alpine peaks at the crest, and Great Basin desert habitats on the Photo courtesy John DeGrazio east slope. Each zone has a unique subset of birds, making it possible to target a single habitat, or do a whirlwind tour across all the habitats, and see completely different xperienced Guides offer customized birds with each option. Hikes, Photo Workshops, and FamY-explore ily Activities during your trip to Groveland (800) 886-8009 and Yosemite. Guided tours are available to tours@yexplore.com Individuals and Groups of all ages and exyexplore.com perience levels in every season in Yosemite National Park. They can offer smaller group sizes for a more personalized Yosemite Adventure. Join them to make a Yosemite The Tuolumne Group chapter of the connection filled with amazing photos and Sierra Club offers midweek Hikes in the lasting memories. Groveland/Highway 120 area. Each ThursTheir guided interpretive Adventure day hikers meet at Mary Laveroni Park in Hikes are customized to your level of Groveland at 9am for an approximate 6physical challenge on trails with amazing mile hike. Hikers are advised to bring a jacket, waphoto opportunities. They strive to find lesser-traveled trails for a more unique ter, sunscreen and a snack in a daypack and memory. They also offer Overnight Back- to wear hiking boots. The hike is generally packing tours as well as Snowshoe Hikes followed by a sack lunch you can order in the winter months. Connect with the natural world of Yosemite on a Nature Tour. Find yourself immersed in an interpretive walk where you will discover the many wonders of the park with an experienced local naturalist. Bring your tripod and develop composition skills in a Photography Workshop created by a professional photographer. Programs are for beginners and experts alike. BIRDING TOURS Whether you are someone who just loves looking at birds or an expert looking to track down specialty birds of the western mountains, Y-explore Yosemite Adventures can create a custom birding package to match your needs. Your guide on these remarkable tours will be David Lukas, co-author of the forthcoming “Field Guide to Sierra Nevada Birds,” and a local bird expert with 15 years experience lead-

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American River Touring Association, Inc. ARTA is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1963, registered with the State of California. Their mission is to introduce enthusiasts with wilderness trips in a manner that is safe, meaningful, and beneficial to both the rafter and the environment. Their guides are united by a passion for wild places and by a belief that a river trip should be more than a Disneyland ride, providing exceptional service and outstanding camaraderie. They will be your porter, escort, captain, cook, guide and interpreter, but most importantly, they will be your friend. As a non-profit organization, they ensure that any surplus revenues generated by our trips are reinvested in the company or donated to conservation organizations and are not distributed to individuals or investors. They donate profits to a number of conservation groups including the Tuolumne River Trust and are recreation service partners with the National Park 11 Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. ARTA River Trips 24000 Casa Loma Road Groveland, CA 95321 800 323-2782 (ARTA) 209 962-7873 arta.org continued on next page

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ening your paddling skills and maneuvering rafts through chutes, around boulders and over sudden drops. Spend time relaxing alongside the river and enjoy a delicious lunch.. Back on the Tuolumne River, each mile brings more white-knucke thrills, laughs, adrenaline and high fives. Around mile five, a distant rumbling signals the biggest whitewater in the canyon: Clavey Falls. The ultimate thrill, Clavey is actually a series of three staircase drops that are sure to deliver heart-pounding and unabashed excitement. Camp alongside the river and enjoy the scenic wilderness while hiking, fishing or just relaxing. Back on the river after a hearty breakfast, Grey’s Grindstone, Thread the Needle and Hell’s Kitchen provide more whitewater thrills. The three-day option offers time to explore the hidden wonders of this canyon. Great hikes along the Tuolumne’s side streams reveal waterfalls, swimming holes, natural waterslides and clear creeks that offer excellent trout fishing. There’s also time for relaxing on the beach or joining a game of Frisbee, volleyball or horseshoes The trip concludes back at your car near Groveland. O.A.R.S. 209-736-4677 or 800-346-6277 oars.com

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Tuolumne River Rafting NearYosemite: What’s your pleasure? The Tuolumne River in California, located just outside Yosemite National Park is a standard-setting river among all the California rafting experiences O.A.R.S. offers guests and is one of our “Seven Whitewater Wonders in the World”. They serve up the Tuolumne River (pronounced Too-all-uh-me) also known as “The T”– anyway you want it! There’s a thrill-stacked one day Tuolumne River rafting trip, an adventurous 48-hour getaway with cool side hikes up side canyons carved by cascading waterfalls as well as a carefree three-day Tuolumne rafting vacation with lots of time just for you. All three California rafting options take you to headwaters of the Tuolumne River which originate in the internationally renowned wilds of Yosemite National Park. A true wilderness trip on a “Wild and Scenic” river, the Tuolumne River spills 18 miles into a desolate, awesome river canyon roaring with whitewater – big in spring, moderate in late summer. Offered seven months a year, a Tuolumne rafting trip works perfectly into a California vacation to San Francisco, Napa Valley and the California coast. Tuolumne River Rafting NearYosemite: Itinerary at a Glance Rafters meet near Groveland just outside ofYosemite National Park for the start of the Tuolumne River rafting trip. Within the first two miles of the trip, three of the Tuolumne’s most notorious rapids: Rock Garden, Nemesis and Rams Head offer an eye-opening introduction to the scenic river canyon. The rest of the morning is spent sharp-

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Things To See, Do & Remember On Your Trip To YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Via California Highway

1. California Poppies past Chinese Camp 2. The Red Barn (Oakdale) 3. Chinese Camp 4. Moccasin Creek Fish Hatchery 5. Old Priest Grade Road 6. Old State Route 120 7. Alpine Columbine 8. Hotel Charlotte 9. Chinese Camp Visitors Bureau 10. Lembert Dome 11. Olmstead Point 12. Bret Harte Cabin 13. Second Garrotte 14. Tioga Pass Resort & Cabins 15. Siesta Lake 16. 1852 Iron Door Saloon 17. Groveland Hotel 18. Tuolumne Meadows 19. The Round Corral 20. Margaret Simmons Home 29. High Sierra loop to May Lake (All Seasons Groveland Inn) 30. Mono Lake Limestone Tufa 21. Colfax Spring 31. California Spotted Owl 22. Groveland Wayside Park 32. Lyall’s Lupine 23. Evergreen Lodge 33. Alpine Goldenrod 24. Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir 25. Wildflowers from East Knights Ferry 34. Pine Grosbeak to the South Shore Lake Tulloch Rd. 35. Sooty Grouse 36. Mountain Heather 26. Rollercoaster Road East of 395 37. Dwarf Huckleberry 27. White Wolf 38. Chipmunks 28. Tenaya Lake Photo Credit: Brad Perks/www.bradperks.com

Buying Your Dream Home in a Dream Market

That ‘doubtful’ little voice, saying, “Wait. Just wait. Maybe now’s not a good time.” Ask me and I’ll tell you,“Now is the right time to buy uying a home as a real estate.” In a flattened real estate market with fewprimary residence or er investors or buyers looking for a second as a vacation home these days is considerably differ- home or rental property, this has brought ent than 10 or 15 years the price of primary or second homes to a ago. And if you haven’t very affordable range for many people. done something about it In Tuolumne County it’s possible to find recently, it’s probably in your and your vacation cabins in the $100,000 to $325,000 family’s interest, sooner rather than later, to range that are in move-in condition and take some action. provide ample space for a vacation home, While you’re vacationing or day ex- primary residence, retirement home and are ploring Groveland and Southern Tuolumne large enough for special holiday or family County, you may have wandered by a cabin occassions. in the mountains, a historic cottage in town, Most second home owners tend to mainseen a home by Pine Mountain Lake or just tain the property for at least 10 or more stumbled by a piece of property. You start years. Looking toward s the long-term, it’s daydreaming. You say to yourself (or your important to make sure the home you buy significant other) “I know we can swing it fi- lives up to your expectations, whatever they nancially,” but something is holding you back. are. I encourage you to think about it, and when you’re intersted in looking for a primary residence or second home, find a local, established realtor that may have had the very same dream! Look for a realtor that will help make your ‘Dream Home’ become a reality! Paul Pieretti Yosemite Gateway Properties Lic. #0183645 18731 Main St. • P.O. Box 606 Groveland, CA 95321 yosemitegatewayproperties.com paulupnorth@aol.com Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course 209.962.4143 Photo: Lee Hedgepeth 209.962.7129

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39. Pika 49. Tunnels in Yosemite 40. Yellow Bellied Marmot 50. Foresta Barns 41. Porcupine 51. Merced Canyon 42. John Muir Trail 52. Diana Falls 43. Yosemite Toad 53. Rainbow Pool Falls 44. Lodgepole Pine 54. Little Nellie Falls 45. Cathedral Lake Trail 55. Jawbone Falls 46. Sunrise Lakes Trail 56. Preston Falls 47. Porcupine Creek to North Dome 57. Cottonwood Meadows 48. Yosemite Black Bears 58. Smith Meadows

59. Harden Lake 60. Pate Valley 61. Carlon Falls 62. Madeline Falls 63. Casmir Reboul’s Trading Post (Helping Hands Thrift Store) 64. Hetch Hetchy 65. Tueeulala Falls 66. Wapama Falls 67. Rancheria Falls

68. Road to Cherry Lake 69. Dogwood Trees 70. Broadleaf Maples 71. Oak Trees 72. Black Cottonwood 73. Quaking Aspens 74. Mt. Maclure Trailhead 75. Crane Flat 76. Sagehen Summit 77. Benton Hot Springs

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87. Rushing Hill Lookout Road 88. Orange Blossom Recreation Area 89. Groveland-Yosemite Gateway Museum 90. Moccasin Reservoir 91. Tulloch Reservoir 92. Lake Don Pedro 93. Yosemite Pines RV Resort 78. Mono Mills Historical Site 94. Tioga Pass 79. Poot’s Cactus Nursery 95. Yosemite Valley 80. Chinese Camp School Pagoda 96. Bridal Veil Falls 81. Valley View Lookout 97. Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls 82. Buck Meadows 98. El Capitan 83. Road to Coulterville 99. Cathedral Rocks 84. Rockhounding 100. Three Brothers Mariposite & Serpentine 101. Glacier Point 85. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum 102. Curry Village 86. Knight’s Ferry Covered Bridge 103. Ansel Adams Gallery

104. The Ahwahnee Hotel 105. Western Tanagers 106. Happy Isles Nature Center 107. Merced River 108. Yosemite Chapel 109. Yosemite Lodge 110. Mirror Lake/Meadow 111. Vernal Fall 112. Nevada Fall 113. Little Yosemite Valley 114. Cooks Meadow Loop 115. Panorama Trail 116. Four Mile Trail 117. Valley Floor Loop 118. Yosemite Museum 119. Indian Village 120. Half Dome

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Community Events Grovelan’ds Annual 49’er Festival & Chili Cook-off Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mary Laveroni Park Groveland (209) 962-0429 49erfestival.blogspot.com he Yosemite Chamber of Commerce plays host to the biggest event of the year in Groveland, the Annual 49er Festival and Chili Cookoff. They start the day with a hearty pancake breakfast hosted by the Rebecca’s, followed by an antique airplane flyover and then the parade down Main Street. The event moves to Mary Laveroni Community park with music all day, vendor booths, kids activities, beer, wine and 14 our nearly world famous Chili-Cookoff. Music for the day will include The Hollywood Stones, Mike Osborne & the Texas Hold’em Band, Tuolumne County Transit‘s Historic

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Living History Day

Saturday • October 6, 2011 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission • Family Event Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum 18990 Highway 120, Groveland grovelandmuseum.org 209.962-7425 njoy a day of fun, entertainment, food, history, visiting with friends, and experiencing, first-hand, the skills of early America. The Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society will present a Living History Day in the courtyard of the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum in Groveland ‘s Mary Laveroni Park, on October 6, 2012. This interactive living history day will encourage attendees to partic-

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ipate and try their hand at gold panning, candle dipping, weaving, spinning, quilting, rope making, washing clothes on a washboard, pine needle basketry and butter churning. Demonstrations in soap making, knitting, felting and rug braiding will be offered. Early American crafts will be sold by some of the participants. A featured highlight will be a burro pulling a large stone around the arrastra (a primitive grinding and pulverizing mill) to crush gold ore for panning. There will also be food, music and storytelling. The museum will be open on Living History Day, so if you have not been there before or have not seen the newest exhibits, plan to spend a while.This is a fun event for the whole family with no admission charge.

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