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TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California

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TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California

Time: May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Location: Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy
Street: Highway 70
City/Town: Twain, CA
Website or Map: https://www.recreation.gov/ca…
Event Type: campout
Organized By: westywoman (Melissa)
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2019

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Event Description

For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:


The Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of steel wheels on the tracks. If you have never driven through the Feather River Canyon, it is a real treat!

100 FREE things to do in Plumas County:


Those looking for hot springs can find them a couple miles up the road. Formerly known as "Woody's", they are now associated with an RV and cabin establishment. I think you need to call ahead and there is a $5 fee. Details here:


The Twain Store is walking distance from the campground and has ice, ice cream, deli items, beer and more. The camp host will have firewood for sale.

You can tour the Seven Wonders of the Railroad World in Plumas County:


Comment Wall

Comment by John LaTorre on May 25, 2019 at 10:16am

Let's hope the rainy season is really finally over. 

Do we want to put a notice on one of the other VW camper sites like the one Joe has on Facebook to drum up more business? 

Comment by Joe on May 25, 2019 at 11:24am

Dave & Yolanda will be sharing with us, and I am trying to round up more. 

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on May 29, 2019 at 3:29pm

The weather forecast includes the chance of rain and thunderstorms. I will take that any day over the 100's we have seen in some past years. Be prepared. Check it out for yourself here:


Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on May 30, 2019 at 8:55am

Site 14 is back in play in the reservation system. Here's the known list. 15 sites are now reserved. I don't know who else is coming.

4 The Perrsons

7 Laura

11 Westywoman (Melissa)

12 Kathy & Mike

13 Corey, Sophie & Joe; Dave and Yolanda

15 John/share

Comment by Joe on May 30, 2019 at 1:21pm

Comment by Joe on May 30, 2019 at 2:14pm

Comment by Joe on May 30, 2019 at 7:59pm

Comment by Laura May on May 31, 2019 at 11:45am

Sorry - I’m not going to make it. If anyone shows up, my site is paid for tonight. Have fun!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on June 5, 2019 at 7:49pm

Good times! Small group but right-sized. Westywoman had no annoying raffles, potlucks or swag. Oops, sorry, I mean that's been fun in the past but this was just simply lovely and the weather was divine.

The Twain Store has really upped their game. We all went to the store for lunch on Saturday and I think everyone was happy with their choices. Especially the strawberry-rhubarb pie.

The Twain Store has a new website and I encourage you to check it out. We plan on doing the Saturday lunch again next year.

Twain Store

Comment by Kathy & Mike Marlow on June 5, 2019 at 7:58pm

Had a great time as usual with the fam.  I liked adding the “bus tour” with snacks and tastings.  Enjoyed the Twain Store and we look forward to a visit next time.  I enjoyed the smaller group, very intimate which allowed us to get to know all better, BTW, I really love you guys.  Miss you all already, Kathy & Mike


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