The drive to Angels Camp takes you through some beautiful country. Grassy rolling hills dotted with oak trees is my favorite!
Our campsite at Angel’s Camp RV Resort was a large pull through close to the dog park. As you can see. it wasn’t completely level, but it worked well. The park was well maintained and quiet at night. During the day, we could hear construction work at the county fair next door, but I imagine that’s completed by now.
The grounds had a short trail which we enjoyed walking with Lucy (our terrier mix).
It’s a short drive into Angels Camp, which is less than two miles away. Angel’s Camp is famous, of course, because Mark Twain lived there and wrote about the frog jumping contest, which is still held each year.
About 15 minutes away is Murphy’s, which has a nice main street full of restaurants and wine bars. We enjoyed hanging out there for lunch and coffee.
We had a good lunch at Alchemy, a very dog-friendly restaurant.
We also enjoyed a cappuccino at Gold Country Roasters. They have a nice patio in the shade.
We spent a day at Calaveras Big Trees, where giant Sequoias were first spotted by westerners. What did they do after marveling at this awesome site?
Well, they cut it down, of course! It’s a beautiful place to visit, but also sad to see several of the giant redwoods cut down after standing strong for thousands of years. Many people realized that we could lose this forest, so individuals from concerned citizens, to lumber barons, decided to preserve the forrest, even before it was made into a park.
It is really hard to capture the sight of a giant redwood on film. This tree is so big the branches at the top are the size of oak trees!
We had lunch under the trees.
And Lucy wanted to know who forgot to pack her sandwich! It’s tough to be dog sometimes, but we brought along plenty of treats.
Angels Camp, Murphys, and Calaveras Big Trees made for a great RV trip! We are headed back into the Gold Country for our next trip to Jackson. Can’t wait!
Al and Deb