Arnold Black Bear Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Simon went off at the crack of dawn to go white water rafting. We had something of a slower start thanks to a blocked loo (nice wedding anniversary present for us to sort). We set off for Calaveras Big Trees park which turned out to be double the drive we expected (1.5 hours not 45 mins). The forecast blast from Alaska has started to come in so it's getting a bit chilly. We followed the North Grove trail with a diversion to ...
... Once we reach the trail, I inhale deeply. The air here smells cleaner. I love it. Sheba is incredibly happy, nose to ground, smelling a thousand smells. Smells, smells everywhere! We begin our trek towards our first stop, San Antonio Falls Overlook. We'll be stopping there before hiking down to the falls.
When we reach the overlook, the view is breathtaking. We rest for a moment and take in the scenery. There are trees growing at odd angles ...
... in the 1870's but hopefully, our future travel plans will be less tragic than his as he sank without trace when the Titanic went down in 1912. They say the hotel is haunted by three ghosts and that Room 9 is where all the paranormal shena****ns happen. As we were in Room 10, right next door, we thought we might be awakened by the rattling of chains or spectral moans, but no! just a peaceful nights sleep. The evening in Murphy took ...
... mistake....We walked for a little while and then came to a severe uphill section. It was really difficult as we were in the hottest part of the day and we were rapidly running out of water, and we hadn't been expecting another uphill stretch, as Graeme had told us that after the first one, it would be all downhill. We were cursing him as we struggled up for over an hour. It was so hard it was unreal. We checked with someone that we were going the right way to Curry ...
... Ale) in the saloon. Next, we headed up the road to Murphy's, another Gold Rush town but now center of "California's second wine country." We hit a couple tasting rooms and got a tour of impressive (and well marketed) Ironstone Winery. The Ironstone owner is an avid collector of Gold Rush memorabilia and there were a lot of artifacts to see including the largest single chunk of gold leaf found in one piece - ...