Big Trees Day Trip - Sydney Australia

  • September 16, 2014
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Meet at New Visitor's Center


  • Note: this is only for the meal. Participants will be driving themselves or car pooling so gas and entrance fees will need to be paid by each individual car.
  • Hosts, please let us know if you are coming so we can buy your lunch. We already know the Ambassadors are coming so just sign up for yourself. You will be driving yourself or car pooling for this event.

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We will drive with our hosts for about 2 hours to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, then walk an easy (1.5 mile) trail through Giant Sequoia Redwood trees.  Some of the trees are over 250 feet tall and have a circumference of 25 feet.  They may be over 1000 years old. The park covers 26 square kilometers, has two large redwood groves and miles of walking trails. We will have a simple lunch in the park picnic area.

Following lunch, you can plan your afternoon journey home.  You can meander through Murphy’s (an historic gold mining town).  Visit the Ironstone Winery, with its extensive gardens, gold museum,  see a very large gold nugget, and taste or buy wine.  Alternatively, you may want to travel along Highway 49 which traverses many old gold mining towns such as San Andreas, Mokelumne Hill, Jackson, Sutter Creek, and Drytown.  If you are really ambitious, you can visit Columbia State Park to see how the gold miners lived in the 1850’s. 

Please make your reservation before September 10th so we can order the correct amount of food!

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