Murphys Inn Motel
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Type: paved road and dirt, out & back
Distance: 7.7 mi
Moving Time: 3:12
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Elevation Max: 4,241 ft
Ascent: 1,756 ft
Descent: 1,330 ft
Weather: sunny, cool
Hikers: Sean, Alicia, Sheba
Gear: full packs
Alicia: The weekend is finally here!!! I have been counting down the days to this hike in ...
... a facilitator for that inflation. The result is that the largest note in circulation is worth (at the blue rate) a little more than $7 (US). When a tourist is paying cash for everything, that's a very thick wallet-full of Argentine pesos for a night out or a trip to the mall. Not surprisingly, there is a flourishing industry in counterfeit bill printing.
... so it appears that the food here agrees with them both. Today's plan is to slowly make our way to Sacramento. We're not in a hurry so first stop is to the Moaning cavern. It's about 30 minutes up the road and they run tours through the cave which last about 45 minutes. We arrive and are told the next tour starts in just over 10 minutes so we get set to go. The boys think they will be wearing a miners helmet and are a bit disappointed to ...
... hair-pin switchbacks and jaw-dropping scenic views, (we couldn’t resist stopping a few times to soak it all in and take a few photo’s – see below). We eventually arrived in Groveland at about 6pm and I prepared some dinner whilst Dad bonded with the retired dentist in the site next to ours over a gentle conversation about how nice it feels to be retired from full time work. So all in all a good day on the road!
... late 1800’s. Our next stop was for lunch in a picnic area across the river from a beautiful meadow, where we also took a short walk. We continued our drive around the valley periodically stopping to view the wonderful beauty of the rock formations, and the numerous waterfalls. The Visitors Center was much larger than those in all of the other parks; having a theater, museum, gift shop, restaurant, nature center, and a replica of an Indian ...