Small mountain community in the mid Sierra Nevada. Alpine & granite bliss... if the Hwy. 108 / Sonora Pass is open. This is usually the first mountain pass to close due for winter & the last one to open due to heavy snow pack. It is rugged country, and most of the year it is inaccessible. And depending on weather systems, you best come prepared way out here. No joke! That's why Dardanelle exist!
The small market has a backpackers bulletin board out in front, for anyone & everyone needing it. Unfortunately there's plenty missing hiker reports posted, so we are not kidding about how challenging the region is.
- nearby towns:
- Strawberry (El Dorado)
- Twain Harte
- Long Barn
USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center
Snow Park Hwy 108
Sonora Pass - Sierra Highway 108
Highway Conditions, snow pass