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Buttermilk Bend Photo Walk

Last weekend Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I organized an Instameet photo walk.  Twice a year Instagram puts out a theme and a date and encourages folks around the world to have a meet up and take pictures (search online for…
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Nevada City Weather

2017 has started off with a bang, first snow, now the atmospheric river and huge amounts of rain. Nevada County Weather reports that we've had nearly 2 feet of rain in a week. I've shared some of the photos of our wild weather on the Outside…

Kayaking the South Yuba

Thanks to a period of heavy rain this month the South Yuba River's flow reached a point for kayakers to get out and enjoy the classic California run from 49 Bridge to Bridgeport.  Local boater Dieter King who ran the run yesterday said,…

Downtown Nevada City

Oh Nevada City!  Summer is such a fabulous time to fall in love with your hometown (again).  With so many events, activities, outdoor adventures and fun things to do, it's hard to stop and take a moment to marvel at what an amazing community…
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South Yuba River

Happy August.  If you haven't been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it's time to motivate.  At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, "Is there any water?  Can we go swimming?"  The answer is yes.  The…
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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for next Saturday's, June 4th, Wild for the Yuba, a party to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support…
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Best River Town

Nevada City is currently in the running for Outside Magazine's Best Towns contest, as one of the contenders for Best River Town.  If you haven't already gone and voted, click here, we've got 3 more days to win the popularity contest.  Here…

49 Bridge, Photo Meet Up

In honor of Earth Day, Kial James and I hosted another Instameet photo meet up (click here for last fall's photo walk).  Instagram organizes bi-annual events for photographers around the globe to get together, take photos and share them…
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Photo Meet Up

Interested in joining a photo meet up?  Last fall Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics and I organized a photo walk in downtown Nevada City for the bi-annual Instagram world-wide Instagram meet up.  It was a great opportunity to meet other…
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Hiking Trails

Spring has arrived, if only for a brief visit between storms, but with these unseasonably warm temperatures it's a perfect time to get outside and go for a hike.  For a great list of outdoor adventures check out the highlights on our website.…
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Edwards Crossing, South Yuba River

Last week during the heat wave I took the opportunity to channel the sense of adventure of the Outside Inn and had a date at the South Yuba River.  The water is low, but there are still plenty of places to jump in and cool down.  While…

Visit Nevada City

Have you checked the Visit Nevada City Instagram account?  I am active as both the Outside Inn and the Inn Town Campground, but wanted to create an online gallery that showcased photos by other photographers. On Instagram use the hashtag…
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South Yuba River

Who's ready to say goodbye to summer?  Not me!  While school may have started for many Nevada City and Grass Valley students this week, I think it's a great time to head for another dip in the South Yuba River.  Click here for another…
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South Yuba River Swimming Holes

Swimming holes on the South Yuba River are a major attraction in Nevada City at this time of the year.  A few weeks ago some guests from England stayed at the motel and had a copy Timothy Joyce's book "Swimming Holes of Ca" and wanted…
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Treats

What do you when the temperature soars and all you want to do is eat ice cream and go to the South Yuba River?  Guess what... we've got the giveaway for you!  Treats recently added insulated ice cream containers to their fabulous ice cream…
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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for this Saturday's, June 6th, Wild for the Yuba event to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support SYRCL’s…
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Buttermilk Bend Wildflower Hike

The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River.  The docent led walks start today, Saturday, March 7th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 10th.  The 2 1/2 mile…
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49 Crossing, South Yuba River

The South Yuba River is just one of the many amazing reasons for why I love our community.  In the summer seasons the Outside Inn gives directions to river goers all day long, but us locals should remember to go down and visit the river during…
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Lower Yuba River Fishing

Did you know you can go fishing locally year round?  Local fly fishing school owner Ralph & Lisa Cutter stopped by the Outside Inn the other week to say hi and we got an opportunity to chat about some of the local spots for fishing.…
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Lower Yuba River

The Lower Yuba River, a calm stretch of the river below the Highway 20 bridge, offered a fun family friendly activity earlier this summer.  With the SYRCL Annual River Clean Up coming up this Saturday, I figured now was a good time to remind…
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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…