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South Yuba River

Summer is here and it's time to cool off at the South Yuba River.  I've written plenty of blog posts on hikes, bike rides and swimming spots on the river, click here for a great list of local outdoor activities, but it's always fun to revisit…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail, South Yuba River

Buttermilk Bend Trail along the South Yuba River, down at Bridgeport Covered bridge is one of those spring walks you just need to do while the wildflowers are out.  I've promoted the hike here, here, here and here, but finally managed to make…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the top environmental film festivals in our country and Nevada City and Grass Valley certainly pulled out the welcome mats for the event.  Organized by SYRCL, this year marked the 12th annual event,…
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Wild and Scenic Artist Showcase

Wild and Scenic Film Festival has returned and with it the community is transformed into an art gallery.  This year both downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley have almost 50 artists on display.  If you have time this weekend take a moment…
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The Center for the Arts

Are you a Center for the Arts member?  This month is their membership drive and as a proud business sponsor I helped put together a fabulous "I Heart NC" giveaway basket.  Renew, upgrade, refer-a-friend or join for the first time and you'll…
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Mountain Dog South Yuba River Swimming Hole

Mountain Dog is one of the most asked about swimming holes on the South Yuba River.  Last summer it was named one of the Best of California Swimming Holes in California and guests at the Outside Inn have been looking for directions to the…
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Purdon Crossing Bridge

The Purdon Crossing bridge over the South Yuba River is currently closed and under construction.  The 120 year old bridge at Purdon is a "one of a kind" says Joshua Pack, Principal Civil Engineer for the County.  The bridge was in need…
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Wild for the Yuba

Wild for the Yuba at SYRCL’s spring fundraiser is coming to the Grass Valley Vet's Hall on April 20.   The wine and beer tasting event includes tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries, fine food, live music and mingle with your friends…
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival is probably one of my favorite events in Nevada City.  Our small town is transformed into hub of activity, with amazing films, music, art and workshops.  The energy around town is contagious, people…
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Ultimate Nevada City Giveaway

The ultimate Nevada City giveaway... I've decided that I've had so much fun on the blog this year, that why not end the year by going big.  We live in the an amazing community and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing a slice of our world, so…
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Yuba River

The South Yuba River swelled to 17,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) yesterday after the county was hit with a hard winter storm (click here for photos of the excess water at the Outside Inn).  Crowds gathered at several of the river crossings…
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Flo and Outside Inn Halloween decorations

Flo, the SYRCL Salmon came to visit the Outside Inn today to check out the Halloween decorations.  She sampled some free fruit in the veggie stand, got scared by the Count Dracula in the coffin and had a chat with the talking tree.  For additional…
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Swimming

It's warming up and time to go swimming!  Lots of options in Nevada City, head to the river (click here and here for some photos from last summer), jump in Pioneer Park pool or if you're a guest at the Outside Inn come for a dip in our pool.…
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Let's Go to the Movies

Looking for a family friendly wet day activity?  Take the kids to the movies.  Sierra Theatres website shows the screening times for Sutton Cinemas, Del Oro, Sierra Cienmas and the film screenings at the Nevada Theatre.  Or if you're looking…
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The 10th annual SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken over Nevada City.  Where activisim gets inspired is a becoming tag line for the festival, as everywhere you turn this weekend someone is passionate about some cause.  110…
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Flo, the SYRCL salmon visits the Outside Inn

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is only a week away, so Flo, the friendly SYRCL Salmon mascot came to check out the Outside Inn.  Click below for some fabulous fun photos from her visit.  She liked the River Room, the Outside Inn creek…
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South Yuba Trail

Since the sun is still shining, why not go for a hike on the South Yuba River Trail.  Outside Inn employee Trinity Wilson took her dogs Jack and Shelby on the 15 mile stretch from Washington to Edwards.  Click on the photos below for a glimpse…
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Nevada City knows how to put on an awesome show.  This year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted over 100 films, ranging in topics from climate activism, epic travel adventures and entertaining environmental documentaries.  The vibe…