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Angels Camp in February or March?

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Angels Camp in February or March?

My husband and I need to use our timeshare. We'd like to visit this area. However, timeshares are only available in February or March. Is this too early in the season to have good weather? We are leaving winter in Michigan and would like a little warmer weather. Also, would Yosemite be open? I checked their website and it appears that only some roads are open at that time.

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1. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

Yosemite NP is always open. Yes, some high country roads (around 8,000' elevation) are closed in winter.

Angels Camp is about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours to Yosemite Valley. Maybe you can spend one night in the middle of your timeshare week. For more info about Yosemite and planning a winter visit, check the Top Questions on the right side of that forum page.

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2. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

We were in the area last March and the weather was great. Though a short storm did come in just as we were leaving. There is lots to do in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Check Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties visitor associations. (Great state parks, history, wineries, etc.)

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3. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

Thank you for the fast replies! I appreciate it!

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4. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

Is this too early in the season to have good weather? We are leaving winter in Michigan and would like a little warmer weather.

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My guess is that your timeshare is at WorldMark at Greenhorn Creek. It's a pretty golf course. Camps Restaurant is quite good at the course. Angels Camp elevation is around 1,400 feet. The weather will be much warmer than Michigan. There won't be snow -- okay, if we are lucky, there will be a dusting of snow. We hope there will be rain. Lots of rain! We need another good year of rain.

There is a lot that you can see and do -- A LOT -- in the Angels Camp-Highway 49 area even if the weather is cloudy, chilly or rainy. If you need ideas, please ask here. I live 20 minutes from Angels. Basically, this is *God's Country*. I've also heard it referred to as *Disneyland* by more than one visitor. We are Los Angeles transplants so we know, plus, I owned a B&B in Sonora so that is where those comments come from.

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The most direct way from Angels Camp to Yosemite Village which is in Yosemite Valley is Highway 49 south from Angels Camp and bypassing Sonora. Without any delays along the way, you are looking at 2 hours to *the valley* to be perfectly honest, if you go that route.

Note that east of Groveland the Highway 120 reaches about 8,000 feet or so (could have snow restrictions) before it drops to 4,000 in *the valley*. This portion of Highway 120 is usually kept open through the winter.

Here is the map link --- https://goo.gl/maps/4WbKccsfNXQ2

On Highway 49 leaving Angels Camp and south of the New Melones bridge that you will go over, begin looking for the Rawhide cut-off and signage to Jamestown. Rawhide Road is a good *country road* and it will be a nice time-saver for you eliminating Sonora. Don't get me wrong -- Sonora is a cool place to visit but you might want to save it for another day.

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The portion of Highway 120 inside Yosmite NP that is closed each year due to snow, and stays closed through the winter and in to the spring months is east of the Crane Flat Junction (inside Yosemite NP) to Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass. You don't travel over that portion to get to *the valley* from Angels Camp.

Edited: 15 October 2016, 04:25
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5. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

Angels Camp is a fun area to be at.

For more on highway 49 attractions also see

http://www.historichwy49.com/mainmap.html

Its a fabulous place to go for wineries, outdoor activities, historic places to see such as Columbia State Park. There is Calaveras Big Trees, and more. Its out of the snow belt, so its nice in February and March.

You might get some rain, but plenty to do from caves to casinos to wineries and more if you do.

http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=551

Enjoy.

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=== timeshares are only available in February or March. Is this too early in the season to have good weather? ===

Spring comes early here in California compared to Minnesota. Just down the hill from Angels Camp, the blossoms from the almond trees start in February. If you have not seen the large almond orchards in full bloom it is really something. The hills in the Angels Camp area are green unlike the summer when they are brown.

I always look forward to late Feb, early March as my cherry trees bloom and that means cherries are on the way along with my apricots. However, this is also a prime time for storms, but it will be rain over snow. We really need the rain this season.

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7. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. You were very helpful!

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8. Re: Angels Camp in February or March?

If you go in March, be sure to check out Daffodil Hill near Sutter Creek. It's absolutely spectacular when in full bloom. Try to go on a weekday, as when blooms are at their peak, they get busloads of people and can get quite crowded.

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