Mark Twain and frog jumping in Calaveras County, California Gold Country

This weekend is the annual Calaveras County Fair with its Mark Twain inspired bull frog jumping contest. Last year I was invited to Calaveras and Tuolumne County on a media tour where we attended the Calaveras County Fair and jumped frogs.


There are plenty of other entertainment activities in the Calaveras County gold country and neighboring Tuolumne County. During three days I visited numerous foothill wineries in and around the town of Murphys, visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park where the giant Sequoia trees, aka Sierra redwoods, were first discovered by white settlers in 1852, ziplined and went caving at California Cave & Mine Adventures, spent an afternoon in Columbia State Historic Park, an historic mining town, and whitewater rafted on the Tuolumne River with SierraMac.

Here are links to my stories from 2014 about the Calaveras County Fair and frog jumping activities and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Loyalty Traveler – Mark Twain’s legacy in Calaveras County, California (May 23, 2014)

Loyalty Traveler – Rafting the Tuolumne River Wilderness (May 24, 2014)

Loyalty Traveler – Small towns, old hotels and new wineries in Calaveras County (June 2, 2014)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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