Blue Lakes, Hope Valley, Carson Pass links

A winter storm went by this weekend dropping temperatures and snow but it looks like the SNU rally weekend in Hope Valley will have sunshine and temperatures ranging from the upper twenties to the sixties – if the long range forecasts hold!

Here are some links to check out:

Blue Lakes

TalkingStory :: Lower Blue Lake Kayaking and Sidetrip to Lost Lake

Sierra Area – PG&E campgrounds and picnic areas, scroll down for Carson Pass Highway 88 area

Alpine County, California – Kirkwood and Hope Valley campsites

East Slopes — A Recreational Guide to the Eastern Sierra and Casade Mountains: Highway 88: Carson Pass to Hwy. 395 Archives

Eldorado National Forest – Recreational Activities – fishing at Blue Lakes

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest – Recreational Activities – Carson Ranger District Camping

Trout Fishing On Carson Pass, by Mark Wiza

Mokelumne Wilderness

Stanislaus National Forest – Recreational Activities – “The 105,165 acre Mokelumne Wilderness straddles the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, within the Stanislaus, Eldorado, and Toiyabe National Forests. This area lies within portions of Calaveras, Alpine, and Amador Counties and is bordered by State Highway 4 on the south and State Highway 88 on the north. Watersheds drain to the Mokelumne River on the west slope and the Carson River on the east slope.”

Mokelumne River – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wilderness.net- Mokelumne Wilderness

the Mokelumne River

GORP – Mokelumne Wilderness, California

SummitPost – Mokelumne Wilderness — Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

Carson Pass

California Highway Conditions sr88Safe Travel USA

California State Route 88 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carson Pass, California -Dutch’s map and photographs

Carson Pass Discovered – Graham’s history

National Scenic Byways on Waymarking.com

NSBP home pageGo CaliforniaScenic Drives USA

ENFIA | Carson Pass Information Station

How to Drive Carson Pass Highway | eHow.com

Mormon-Carson Pass Emigrant Trail Marker

Route 88 – Scenic Highway CA DOT guide

The Carson Pass Area – for ski enthusiasts

California Landmark 378: Pioneer Odd Fellows in Carson Pass, California

Station Meta Data: CARSON PASS

Fall Colors

Fall Colors in the Sierra Nevada foothills – “In the Sierra Nevada foothills and the higher mountains to the east, fall colors can be found for months. Anywhere between late September and early December, folks hankering for showy displays of red or gold leaves will find them somewhere in the region.”

California offers spectacular fall foliage – interactive RVing article

How to View Fall Foliage in California | eHow.com

Fall Colors of the Mother Lode, Gold Country, Hwy 49

Favorite fall-color drives – Best of the West | Sunset | Find Articles at BNET

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