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Running the Highline (Taylorsville, Northern California)

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Running the Highline (Taylorsville, Northern California)

Time: October 7, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Location: Taylorsville, California, elevation 3,547 ft
Street: Route A-22 /Arlington Road, off highway 89
City/Town: Taylorsville, CA
Website or Map: http://indianvalleychamber.sn…
Phone: 530.283.6299
Event Type: campout
Organized By: westywoman (Melissa)
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2016

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Event Description

Did you ever wonder where the historic Western Pacific railroad tracks went from the Keddie Wye? The main line goes east over the Sierra but a branch line turns to the north. It is known as the Highline. It follows Indian Creek to the north. It passes by Crescent Mills and Lake Almanor.

We're camping in Taylorsville, 5 miles east of the Highline tracks. Taylorsville has a great market with high quality meats, home-made hamburger, sandwiches, ice, and other grocery items. The Taylorsville campground is a half-mile east of town, along Indian Creek. There is patchy cell service in the campground (Verizon is the best). Bring your bike to ride into town!

For those of you familiar with Hallsted Campground (TrainSpotting)-Taylorsville is about 17 miles to the north.

No reservations needed. There's plenty of room. It's an open, grassy campground with nice tree cover and next to a creek. Creek is suitable for dog-splashing but not swimming. Sites are casual, not highly defined. No electric. Modern bathrooms with flush toilets and showers which require quarters. $14/night. If we get a large response, I will ask the camp host to save us some sites.

Taylorsville is here

Taylorsville Market

Comment Wall

Comment by Laura May on August 2, 2016 at 10:23pm

Sorry Melissa - after I asked about this. I have a fire outlook booked for that weekend so I will not be able to do both. :(

Comment by John LaTorre on August 3, 2016 at 11:16am

And I've got plans to be camping with the SCA in southern California. I wish I could be two people, but...

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 5, 2016 at 4:26pm

Al (Cane Rattler) spoke to the camp host and she is willing to keep the campground open another week if we want to move it to the 14th to 16th. Does anybody want to chime in?

Comment by John LaTorre on September 5, 2016 at 5:23pm

Now the 14th to the 16th I could do.

Comment by Maria Cordell on September 9, 2016 at 8:02am

My husband and I are interested, depending on the weekend you settle on.

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 26, 2016 at 11:57am

I don't think there's any reason to change the date at this point. October 7-9 it is!

Comment by Joe on September 30, 2016 at 7:17pm
I am very very very much looking forward to this and I hope that someone brings cake.
Comment by Joe on October 5, 2016 at 1:04pm
The forecast attests to great weather this weekend! Sunny and 78-80 f., low of 46 f.
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on October 5, 2016 at 7:32pm
I don't know about cake but I can bring dolmas! The market might have something cake-like. Call in an order?
Comment by Maria Cordell on October 7, 2016 at 7:51am

Alas, my husband and I aren't going to make it. We're waiting on parts for our Westy, and they just haven't arrived in time for us to put it back together. Have fun!


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