Travelin to Murphys, California
Ebbetts Pass We Go . . .
Call it a National Scenic Byway. Call it a Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
I call it the “Motorist Rollercoaster” – hairpin turns (sometimes blind), steep & curvy – motorists, motorcyclists & bicyclists – please remember to share the road. The Pass between Silver Creek and Lake Alpine becomes a narrow two-land road (more like a lane and a half) with no center line and no shoulders on both sides as you wind your way up and over the Sierra crest. ALWAYS check to see if the Pass is Open or Not – Trailers over 25 feet are not ADVISED! Remember to carry chains, blankets, warm clothing, water & snacks just in case of winter weather, especially between September to June.
- National Scenic Byway across California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains – 61 mile stretch of Highways 89 & 4 – from Markleville in Alpine County to Arnold in Calaveras County.
- Ebbetts Pass is anchored by two State Parks – Grover Hot Springs and Calaveras Big Trees.
- Pass through two National Forests – Humboldt-Toiyabe and Stanislaus.
- Ranges in elevation between 3000′ to 8500′
- Granite Outcrops – Deep River Canyons – Glacier Craved Valleys – Giant Sequoias – Open Meadows – Clear Mountain Lakes, Rivers & Streams.
Alpine Lake (Photo by RSheridan)
Flip Flops & Snow (Photo by RSheridan)
Rock Playing King of the Mountain (Photo by RSheridan)