Travelin to Murphys, CA – Part 1

Travelin to Murphys, California

Ebbetts Pass Sign (Photo by RSheridan)

Ebbetts Pass – Snow still in June (Photo by RSheridan)

Check out Part I &  Part II – Calaveras Celebrates 15th Annual Passport Wine Weekend

Check out – Part 2Part 3 – 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)

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6 responses to “Travelin to Murphys, CA – Part 1

  • Nancy D. Brown

    Love the sandals with snow photo. Welcome to Murphys, CA!

  • Jeff Baumgart

    Wow, snow still in June! Looks like a great place to visit. Keep up the great work.

    • cravesadventure

      Jeff –

      Yes, still snow in the Sierras here. Squaw Valley Ski Resort was open this 4th for downhill skiing and snowboarding. It has been a crazy (& long) winter here. The Sierras are beautiful and there is plenty to see and do as well as some great National and State parks. Sounds like you are enjoying Poland and thanks for sharing your travel adventures and photography.

      Take Care – Renee

  • luvsclassics

    Hi, found you on a link from the featured children’s book blogger that I liked.
    It’s on my list to visit California, and for now can happily view photos here in blogland; I really like the photo of the “historical Landmark-Emmetts Pass”. Please continue to share on your national parks visits.

    • cravesadventure

      I am glad to hear you found me. I appreciate feedback from my readers as to what they like and do not like. I will keep up the posts then on National & State Parks. California is beautiful and has plenty to see and do.

      Take Care – Renee

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