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 Sacramento Valley MG Car Club

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October 12, 2013

Silverfork of the American River


Overview: A pleasant 3 hour drive starting at Shingle Springs (Hwy 50 at Ponderosa Rd. exit) through Diamond Springs and Pleasant Valley, Mormon Emigrant Trail to Silverfork Rd., north to Hwy 50 and then west to the Strong's place in Pollock Pines for a late lunch. This route eliminates any long, steep climbs. Total trip is approximately 75 mi.

Driving Instructions:
Plan on arriving at our meeting place at 10:00 AM. Take Highway 50 East and exit at Ponderosa Rd/ShingleSprings. Proceed straight ahead on Mother Lode Drive .6 mi. (past Riebes and Pacific Pride Gas Station) to Bradford Park Restrooms available and the Train Station Cafe is nearby.

10:15 AM Depart park east on Mother Lode Drive for 2.8 mi. Turn right at the fork toward Diamond Springs and El Dorado on to Pleasant Valley Rd.

22.5 mi. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail and go approx. 3.5mi. to the Information Station turnout on the right to regroup. Continue east until Silverfork Road sign

42.7 mi. Turn left and enjoy the downhill drive through the back woods of the Sierra to Hwy 50 and the town of Kyburz

56. 1 mi. Potty stop at the 2nd campground (watch for an old cabin on the left), if desired

58.1 mi. Take Hwy. 50 west to Pollock Pines and Mark and Gail's place

75.1 mi. Take Exit 60 Sly Park Rd., turn right then left on Pony Express Trail


Directions to Mark and Gail Strong's

Right turn on Forebay Rd.

1/4 mi. to Deep Haven Rd. and turn right

1/4 mi. to Canyon Edge Rd., also a right turn

Proceed straight through the next intersection (Randolph Canyon Rd.) to Private Road and Apple Haven--
2nd driveway on the left. 6620 Canyon Edge Rd.

2:00 PM Lunch will be authentic "street tacos". Bring your choice of beverage and a salad or dessert to share.

There should be some apples to pick, so bring a bucket or bag. Jane Alexander has promised to do an applesauce canning demonstration.

Please RSVP by October 10th. Call (530) 647-1672 or email: strongbox@earthlink.net. Hope you can join us!