July 27, 2017

Top 10 Calaveras County Photos of 2013

Posted : December 23, 2013

From secret swim holes and fishing spots to scenic back roads and winter wonderlands, we’re always sharing our favorite Calaveras County photos over on our Facebook page. And as the year comes to an end, we thought we’d do a round-up of our most popular images based on the pics y’all liked most over on Facebook throughout the year.  So, you picked ’em.  Here are the top 10 Calaveras County photos of 2013…

Murphys Irish Day

 #10 – Murphys Irish Day Sneak Peek.  Photo: MyMotherLode.com

Find out more about this annual event…


Dunbar House

#9 – The Dunbar House, 1880, whose chef Nichole Phillips won the 2013 California Hotel & Lodging Association’s Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year Award. Photo: Ebbetts  Pass Adventures

Read more about the historic Dunbar House, 1880…

Snowshoeing at Lake Alpine

# 8 – Snowshoeing at Lake Alpine.  Photo: Nate Morgan

Do this! Read more…

Wildflowers near Bear Valley

#7 – Wildflowers galore spotted near Lake Alpine on Ebbetts Pass. Photo: Cari Morgan

Hike this! Trailhead info and other high country adventure ideas here…

Hovey Wines in Murphys

#6 – Snow in Murphys at Hovey Wines, December 2013.  Photo: Tey Cross

Recommended read: 5 Things to Love About Calaveras Wine Country


#5 – Just your average (stunning!) view along Highway 4.  Photo: Lisa Boulton

Did you know that part of Highway 4 is designated a National Scenic Byway?  Find out more…

Daffodils at Ironstone

#4 – Ironstone Vineyards is one of the best spots to see daffodils come spring.  Photo: Daffodil Festivals

Want to visit during daffodil season?  Check out our spring itineraries.

Back roads of Calaveras

#3 – Beautiful, serene back roads of Calaveras.  Photo: Cari Morgan

This particular shot is along Sheep Ranch Road in route to the town of Sheep Ranch, where you shouldn’t be surprised to see sheep wandering around.

Big Trees State Park

#2 – Fall colors at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Photo: Cari Morgan

Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Big Trees State Park.

Stanislaus River

#1 – Your favorite photo of the year! A little slice of serenity from the Stanislaus River. Photo: Cari Morgan

Swimming, fishing, camping, and even whitewater rafting, the Stanislaus River is one of Calaveras County’s recreational treasures.


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  1. Jarel Parker says:

    The daffodils of Ironstone are worth a special trip every year. The pictures and periods are all worthy, but Spring is especially worthy of the beauty and variety of the County and Sierra Region.

  2. These are all beautiful shots of Calaveras! We do live in one of the most beautiful places!