Mosquito Road's swinging bridge and
notorious switchbacks - a love-hate relationship for some residents!
From the Swansboro Airport
Ways to prevent accidents and drive friendly on our
switchbacks and swinging bridge.
Chief Leo on the "Old Fire"
What it's really like to fight one of
southern California's summer infernos.
Former Chief Leo's Bear Encounter
A midnight visitor stops by our former
Fire Chief's house for a take-out meal.
Right at Finnon Lake. The only place in Mosquito to get great food.
Hwy 50 to Union Ridge
Union Ridge to
Bridge to Mosquito Cut-Off
the Mosquito Loop
as Driven by Locals
Fast Ride up
Mosquito Life, History
Mosquito, California is located NE across the
American River canyon from Placerville
Written by Lois Pearson, longtime resident
and matriarch of Mosquito.
More information about Mosquito,
by Mountain Democrat columnist Richard Hughey.
Road in the 20's
Margaret Kelley's colorful description of Mosquito Road.
"You now come to the first hair-pin curve, whose turn
bringsyou face to face with death if there’s a single false move, a
bursting of a tire, a slip of a brake, you are hurled into eternity."
Fact & Fiction
Eccentric A.P.T Elder dreamed of a resort to attract wealthy
folks to this beautiful location. His unfinished Hotel Bret
Harte collapsed before it was ever used. A forest towers over
the stone ruins today.
View Homeschool Adventure
Kids in a 1930 Model A Ford Roadster get a wild ride through giant
puddles getting to Deer View, where they pick berries and explore
what's left of this old resort beyond Slate Mtn., built in the
Shares Deer View Memories
Describes Pino Grande Cable Car Ride