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California Motorcycle Ride - Little Dragon - Hwy 49 (Coulterville, CA)

California Motorcycle Ride - Little Dragon - Hwy 49 (Coulterville, CA)

Last month, Bob and I rode the Little Dragon, California's version of Tennesee's and North Carolina's famous Tail of the Dragon. The Tail of the Dragon is a popular destination for motorcycle riders and sports car enthusiasts worldwide and it consists of an 11-mile stretch of highway with a total of 318 turns. The Little Dragon is actually 5 miles longer than the Tail of the Dragon, but with only approximately 45 turns. Here is a photo of the Little Dragon that I took from the southernmost vantage point, Fremont's Fort:

The Little Dragon (Hwy 49 from Coulterville, CA to Bear Valley, CA)

FREMONT'S FORT

General John C. Fremont, 1813-1890, a noted military man, explorer, topographer, senator & businessman, Fremont was also a miner. He settled in Mariposa County living just outside Bear Valley.

He operated the Josephine, Pine Tree & Princeton mines and other claims. In 1858, he returned from his travels to operate his mines and found many had been "jumped". In taking them back, a feud developed with several groups, one being the "Hornitas League" which tried to seize one of his mines. After that incident, a fort was built to defend the "only" access to the mines. Afterward, his battles were in the courtroom.

Dedicated by
Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
May 29, 1994 (5999)
Credo Quia Absurdum

The Little Dragon (Hwy 49 from Coulterville, CA to Bear Valley, CA)

If you're in Coulterville, CA and need to fuel up, the nearest gas station is 6 miles up the road in Greeley Hill. Main Street will take you up there and the Greeley Hill Market and Shell gas station will be on your right side. On a side note, if you're in Coulterville I highly recommend you stop at the Magnolia Saloon at Hotel Jeffery for a delicious meal...or at least a refreshing beverage!

 

Greeley Hill Market Groceries & Gas - Shell Gas Station

 

 

 


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California Motorcycle Ride - Little Dragon - Hwy 49 (Coulterville, CA)
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California Motorcycle Ride - Little Dragon - Hwy 49 (Coulterville, CA) Last month, Bob and I rode the Little Dragon California's version of Tennesee's and North Carolina's famous Tail of the Dragon The Tail of the Dragon is a popular… more