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A high-country gem

Long Barn got its name from a long barn built there in the gold rush days. Miners crossing Sonora Pass between Sonora and Bodie would house their animals in the barn for shelter from the cold winter. Long Barn summers are cool because of the elevation but on an average day it is 75 degrees. Winter is guaranteed snow and below freezing temperatures. The town is 40 miles East of Sonora on Highway 108 above Twain Harte at an elevation of 4,960 feet.

The “Long Barn” is long gone but the name belongs to the town with a population of 674. In 1925 rancher Warren Beal built Long Barn so people driving over Sonora Pass could stop for food and lodging. Long Barn not only offers a place to stay that is rich in history, it also has the only ice skating rink in the area. Just up the hill past the town of Cold Springs (population 100) is Pinecrest Lake offering not only camping, picnic areas, swimming and boating but Pinecrest Theater as well. The outdoor summer only venue shows mostly children’s films just after the sun goes down.

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