Fresno Flats

10 03 2011

It was my sister’s choice for the geocaching locale this week, and she suggested a small town on the way to Yosemite, now called Oakhurst. It was originally Fresno Flats, and it boasts an old virtual cache in the town’s historic park.
Fresno Flats

The park has several buildings from the mid 19th century.

The grounds are well cared for, indeed, including a seasonal display of flowers.

There are a couple of picnic areas, one overlooking the little stream out back.

The numerous displays vary from a collection of old horse-drawn buggies to rooms with detailed vintage decor to this “original” jail cell.

Several plaques and framed information sheets provide a thorough look at the founding era of this town. What are these numbers carved in this tree?

It’s an antique benchmark!

This is a split log house.

It features a nice audio narration:

We spent a good half hour here exploring all of the nooks and crannies. After that, we dined on local Japanese cuisine, then stopped for coffee and dessert in the neighboring Coarsegold, where we stopped for another virtual cache.

Old Gazebo

The spectacular blue of the sky in these photos is accurate, as is the emerald green of the hills. There’s just nothing like California in the early spring, and I look forward to another excursion out in these colors very soon!

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10 03 2011
Scott

Wish I was on that trip with you! I love that area. Thanks for the blog post. 🙂

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