Timbuctoo: a once prominent town of Yuba County’s distant past

Californian’s don’t have to journey to Africa or trek off to a remote location in the middle of nowhere to discover Timbuctoo. Just a 30 minute drive down  Highway 20 from either Marysville or Grass Valley will lead visitors to the location of a town… Read More

Forest City: Sierra County’s authentic Gold Rush ghost town

Forest City, appropriately named because of its location in the Tahoe National Forest, was settled in the summer of 1852 when miners discovered gold at the forks of the Oregon Creek in Sierra County. Within a few short years, the town… Read More

The Gable Mansion: Woodland’s historic home is a symbol of perseverance

The Gable Mansion, located in Woodland, was built in 1885 and is a classic example of 19th century Victorian Italianate architecture. The mansion’s romantic exterior and remarkable interior will surely astound even the least enthusiastic visitor. But, the most impressive aspect… Read More

The Angora Lakes: a magnificent family hike to a perfect summer destination

The Lake Tahoe Basin is filled with many exciting trails that lead to breathtaking destinations. One such trail that fits this description is the Angora Lakes Trail. What makes this trail even more enjoyable is that it’s family friendly and great… Read More

Donner Summit Train Tunnels: a historical journey through abandoned train tunnels

Truckee has been fondly referred to as “the most historical square mile in California.” And, perhaps, no site represents this historical significance better than Donner Summit, where the abandoned train tunnels are located. In addition to the remarkable tunnels, China Wall… Read More

Webber Falls: Sierra County’s Little Known Waterfall

Located roughly 30 minutes northwest of Truckee, sits one of the region’s most remarkable waterfalls. In fact, during peak season, Webber Falls roars along the Little Truckee River and is a must see destination for any waterfall enthusiast. Surprisingly, this impressive… Read More

Captain Jack’s Stronghold: a cultural and historical centerpiece of California

Located in Northern California, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, lies an amazing gathering of volcanic formations known as Lava Beds National Monument. Spread out over 46,000 acres, this land is now a historic monument and State Park. However, for many generations, this… Read More