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Ebbetts Pass Highway
Stanislaus National Forest, California

Traffic on Highway 4 diminishes beyond Arnold and Calaveras Big Trees. Beyond that the Ebbett's Pass Highway rides high along a ridge between the Mokelumne and Stanislaus Rivers. In winter it is only kept open as far as the Bear Valley ski resort.

East of Bear Valley the road gets progressively narrower, with sudden corners and steep grades. It is the least travelled Sierra crossing.


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Viewpoint on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Viewpoint on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Viewpoint above the North Fork of the Stanislaus River

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Entrance to Bear Valley

Entrance to Bear Valley

Entrance to the Bear Valley recreation development

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Bear Valley Ski Area

Bear Valley Ski Area

The Bear Valley ski resort above the canyon of the North Fork Mokelumne River

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

At the east end of Lake Alpine

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

At the west end of Lake Alpine

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Lake Alpine on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

At the west end of Lake Alpine

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Mosquito Lake on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Mosquito Lake on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Mosquito Lake is right on the highway

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Hermit Valley on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Hermit Valley on the Ebbetts Pass Highway

Hermit Valley, between Pacific Grade Summit and Ebbetts Pass

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Jeffrey Pines on Ebbetts Pass

Jeffrey Pines on Ebbetts Pass

Jeffrey Pines flank the road near Ebbetts Pass

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Kinney Creek East of Ebbetts Pass

Kinney Creek East of Ebbetts Pass

The steep east side of Ebbetts Pass above Kinney Creek

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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Kinney Creek East of Ebbetts Pass

Kinney Creek East of Ebbetts Pass

The steep east side of Ebbetts Pass above Kinney Creek

Ebbetts Pass Highway, California

Date photographed: June 28, 2012
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