Dirty Cello to play Moaning Caverns


Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on September 24, 2016

Innovators, influencers and renegades of the string instruments, the high energy band Dirty Cello announced today they are returning to Moaning Cavern this October 1st!

Dirty Cello at Moaning Cavern

Dirty Cello at Moaning Cavern, Christmas Concert 2015

On the October 1st concert, Dirty Cello will play their traditional music that is anything but traditional cello music!  Dirty Cello’s funky beats combines all types of music; from bluegrass to blues and even the occasional rock covers, but all played in their own unique style within Moaning Cavern’s large cave chamber with amazing natural acoustics!

Tickets are $20 each. Concert begins at 7:30 pm, but check in is at 7:00 pm.

For more information

For tickets and more information, contact Moaning Cavern Adventure Park at 209-736-2708.

Drive up 108, Now


Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on September 1, 2016

Each drive I make up “the hill” to Mi Wuk, Sierra Village and Strawberry makes my heart so heavy. I break down in tears. Easter Sunday, I took a drive up to Mi Wuk to Andy’s Mountain Grill for lunch. There were a great many motorcycles out and about, the sun was shining I was enjoying the day, when all of the sudden there are trees down everywhere.

The trees are being cut down by the millions! You can visibly see the dead trees littering the forest, what a horror.  The aluminum they are spraying into the air, comes down and lands in the trees, some sticks to the pine needles adding to the flammability and probability of more forest fires. So far, we have been very lucky.

Residents have little notice in fast-moving fire

The Union Democrat 

Dave and Angela Allured were putting their 2-year-old son down for a nap Sunday afternoon when a friend texted: Fire was coming their way.

“I looked out the window and saw the fire heading right towards us,” Angela Allured said. “It was coming so fast. We grabbed our dog and left.”

As she was telling the story Monday near their destroyed garage and damaged house, her husband interjected, “Left with nothing else. We left so fast.”

Drive up past Twain Harte as soon as you can.  The landscape is changing every day and with so many dead and dying trees. It will likely never be the same.

Sonora Pass is Open


Posted by Annie in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on May 18, 2016

Sonora pass is officially open for the season!

MyMotherlode reports…

“Caltrans officials confirm that Highway 108 Sonora Pass is now clear for motorists. It is the third of the Mother Lode’s three passes to be ready for seasonal travel.”

When I first moved to Twain Harte, I thought it was so strange that they would close the highway for the winter.

I come from Michigan, where they use salt on the roads, not sand. I haven’t lived there in years, but the last time I can recall a road being closed, was during the blizzard of 1978. They closed down highway 75 — a major highway for at least 24 hours.  Of course, that was the day before my wedding.  Not many people came.

Apparently, we still have snow on the mountain. If you hurry up there, like in the next week or two, you might actually get to see some. If you make the trip, be sure to post some pictures in the comments.

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