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Sonora Pass in the Fall

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We took a little overnighter trip a couple weeks ago to travel over Sonora Pass, a fall drive I've always wanted to do. From our home in Placerville, we head straight south on the tiny, historic, curving Gold Rush Highway 49 all the way to Sonora. Then we make a left onto Highway 108, a spectacular alpine road that takes us winding through and over the Sierra Nevadas to the east side and Highway 395, where we head north and eventually back over the mountain passes to the western slope again.  

We left after work and arrived just after dark at the Wildwood Inn in the heart of the tiny mountain town of Twain Harte, basically at the foot of Sonora Pass. The little lodge is modest and unassuming; we were pretty disappointed to find out that the hot tub was not up and running!  But we had a cozy sleep there in the middle of the tiny town, walking distance to a good coffee shop and the city park in the morning.

Plus nighttime Spongebob on the cartoon channel, a rare treat. 

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