Postcards from Gold Country – Leaf Peeping edition

The husband and I went leaf peeping in search of fall colors.  Our journey took us from Sacramento up highway 50 in to the glorious Lake Tahoe valley.  From there we headed on hwy 89 towards Marklieville for lunch at the Wolf Creek Restaurant and Bar and then up over hwy 4 and Ebbett’s Pass.  This windy and steep road took us to the Arnold area and then in to the Calavaras region know for its famous jumping frogs and Big Trees.  (Reminds me that I need to get to the Jumping Frog Festival one of these years.)  The fall colors were really showing off through Calavaras and the hwy 49 gold country towns.  Arnold, Murphys, Angel’s Camp, Sutter Creek, San Andreas, Volcano, and more are wonderful stops for food, antiques, and a stroll.

Just before dark we stopped in Plymouth for dinner at Taste and then headed home.  This was a long drive taking us through three forests; the El Dorado, Toiyabe, and Stanislaus National Forests.

*Photos were pretty disappointing with the iPhone this time…The photos just don’t do it justice.  Boo.

Hwy 89 just outside of Marklieville

Hwy 4 between Marklieville and Ebbett’s Pass


Random Piranha on hwy 4 between Ebbett’s Pass and Arnold.

Creek in Marklieville

I hope my Piranha rock qualifies for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo!

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