Many people were bicycling in the area. This is not a casual bike ride - only seriously fit and experienced riders should consider pedaling along the east fork of the Carson River. We noticed quite a few motorcyclists traveling along the river. The cow dotted meadows, volanic rock, and wildflowers make for great photo ops!more
If trout fishing in the Sierras offers too much stimulation for you (I know it did for me), an alternative activity is white water rafting down the Upper East Fork of the Carson River. This is a Class III+ river that runs from May to July. You COULD get thrown overboard and you WILL get wet.The only guide company that runs the upper portion of the...more
14820 State Route 89, P.O. Box 455, Markleeville, California, United States
Good for: Couples
20960 State Route 89, Markleeville, California, 96120, United States
Good for: Business
14255 State Route 88, Hope Valley, California, 96120, United States
Good for: Solo
The Deli has fantastic food, over 40 sandwiches of hot and cold and are HUGE! The home made soups and salads are wonderful. The service is very good and prices are very reasonable for being so far away from anything. I oaid less here than I do at Subwas and was sooo much better!Highly recommend The Deli.Bring your best friend the dog and they will...more
The food was very tasty. I think we caught them on a couple of difficult evenings. They were having some kind of banquet on the first night, but they did find seating for us. On the second night, there was an electrical problem. They weren't sure they would even be able to open. One of the wait staff walked across the street to see if the deli...more
If you are dining in Markleeville, your choices are somewhat limited. 'The Deli' may actually be your only choice for lunch on some days in the summer. There is very pleasant outdoor seating on the large deck at the front of the building. Great sandwiches and soup. However, at just under $3 for a medium fountain soda, it's a bit hard to swallow or...more
Every hike in Hope Valley, CA is off the beaten path. This whole area is so isolated that we never came across another two legged mammal on any of our hikes.
The first part of this particular hike is better suited for moutain goats than humans. After clambering up boulders for a good 20 minutes, the trail takes you through forests and meadows where, in the 1800's, horse thieves would hide their stolen horses. Strains of "Bonanza" and "Rawhide" were wafting through my brain.
The trail head is just east of Sorensen's Resort and campground. Look for the small parking lot on the north side of the road.
Favorite thing: You mean UN-favorite thing. Trout fishing in the Sierras in May was too damn cold for me. And I left my neck gaitor at home! Not to worry. Those canvas bags that carry the folding camp chairs will do nicely in a pinch.