A scenic SUV excursion to Cody Meadows, Calif.

By Don Quilici

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and other four-wheel drive owners are invited to join the California Capital City Mountain Goats Four-Wheel Drive Club on its annual Cody Meadows adventure through the High Sierra Mountains on Saturday, July 17.

According to Dennis Bartholomew, one of the event organizers, this is a scenic, historic and narrated trip that begins in Placerville, Calif., and takes guests on a tour to the "Devil's Garden," followed by a scenic overlook of Cody Lake, Horseshoe Falls, Strawberry Canyon, Kirkwood Meadows Ski Resort and Caples Lake.

Cost of the one-day, family excursion to Cody Meadows is $55 for adults, $10 for children, ages 7-17, and free for those under the age of 7.

That cost includes all food, brochures, books, snacks and a dash plaque.

The Cody Meadows trip will depart Placerville at about 9 a.m., and guests can expect to be back on U.S. 50 between 4 and 5 p.m.

The trip is limited to the first 20 vehicles who register.

To register or for itrip nformation, call Bartholomew at (916) 421-7788.


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