Mining Comes to the Eldorado Forest

This article by our geology expert, Lester Lubetkin, outlines the geologic processes by which gold came to the forefront in California. He then looks at how this natural resource shaped our lives in the Golden State. Please click here to learn about gold’s...

Let the Map Sing for You

This article by ENFIA member Lester Lubetkin is the first in a series that will highlight some of the fascinating and little known history stories that can be found in fun ways on the Eldorado Forest Visitor Map.  Click here to start back when California...

Round Top Geologic Area

Round Top Geologic Area | A Journey Through Geologic Time … Extinct volcanoes and glacially sculpted land are some of the clues to the past that you will encounter on your journey through the Round Top Geologic Area. Dramatic changes to the landscape have...

Round Top Botanical Area

Round Top Botanical Area | Discovering Botanical ‘Gold’ In January of 1830, Kit Carson stood near the area we recognize today as Carson Pass. He was followed in the 1850s by a flood of gold seekers traveling through the area. Today thousands of visitors...

Spring Time is Snake Time

Spring Time is Snake Time by By Bob Garrison Be on the lookout for snakes on your outings during the spring and summer. The warm temperatures and longer daylight hours that stimulate people to get out and enjoy nature also trigger the same response in snakes. Pick up...