Lovin' Lake Alpine
Photo © Carrie Leahy
Lake Alpine is a lake that really isn't a lake that used to be a meadow. It's where Native people from east and west met to trade. Also, Jedediah Smith, Snowshoe Thompson and others found passage over the Sierra Nevada. Learn about this special place, steeped in history and tradition. The discussion will be led by Mike Needs, Calaveras District interpretive specialist for the Stanislaus National Forest.
Bring your questions. Bring your stories. Everyone who has ever visited Lake Alpine leaves with the same words: "I love Lake Alpine." Share your experiences and we'll all learn about this special place. We'll gather at the Marmot Picnic Area amphitheater, maybe even have a campfire.
To get there, take California Highway 4 or Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, about 3 miles east of Bear Valley Village in Alpine County. Heading east, turn left at the West Entrance and follow the signs.
July 12 and July 26, 2013
Appropriate Ages: All ages