Quick getaway to Markleeville
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Weekend escape to Markleeville, Calif.

The old log jail in Markleeville, Calif., is part of a self-guided walking/driving tour that can be followed using brochures available at a nearby visitor center.

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Markleeville General Store is part of the “Step Back in Time” self-guided tour. The stops are indicated with numbered clock-faced markers.

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You can see historic stamp mill equipment for crushing gold and silver ore rocks in Markleeville.

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Creekside Lodge in Markleeville is on Main Street, a.k.a. California 89. No online bookings; the proprietor has more of a friendly personal approach.

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Families on foot and bikes proceed on the wide trail up to the falls at Grover Hot Spring State Park.

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A look at Grover Hot Spring State Park.

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A look at Grover Hot Spring State Park.

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Marmots gamboling in the grass at Hope Valley in Sorensen’s Resort.

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Scenic drives in the Markleeville area include two-lane California 89 atop Monitor Pass.

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