Destination Copperopolis

The Rim Fire continued to grow on Monday, spreading farther into Yosemite National Park. It was also very active on the north and northwest sides, growing about a mile closer to the Mi-Wuk area on Highway 108. The fire is now about seven miles away from the highway. We were told that as of at 9 a.m. today that the fire has burned 179,481 acres (280 square miles. The incident commander is calling it 20 percent contained.

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Wine Tasting in the Gold Country

Nothing could be tastier than a fun and unforgettable wine tour through the heart of the Gold Country. From the scenic rolling Sierra Foothills of Amador County to Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, the wineries of the Sierra Nevada Gold Country offer an amazing variety of award winning wines.

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Hiking in Sierra Nevada Gold Country

The incredibly magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range covers much of mid California, spanning 400 miles from Yosemite to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. The highest peaks are located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada from the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet, to the lower laying meadows, lakes, rivers, and valleys. With such a diverse scene, you can imagine the quality and quantity of hiking in this great region.

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Welcome to the new

Welcome to the Gold Country – just the name itself conjures up images of the Old West, with cowboys and Indians, stage coaches and steam engines, 49ers and rowdy saloons. 

The excitement from the discovery of gold here in 1848 continues to this day. Where else can a visitor enjoy a world-class railroad museum, travel the rails in operational steam engines along unspoiled countryside, visit an old mining town, and tour a fascinating American Indian museum. Not to mention the lakes, rivers, and stunning scenery that abounds.

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