Day Tripping

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CapRadio reporters and producers are hitting the road this summer, taking you to places nearby that you know, that you've wanted to visit, and that you've never even heard of. Discover some of our region's most colorful destinations and daytrip gems with this occasional series of audio postcards.


Places to explore in our own backyard

  • Banana Man Goes Fishing

    September 18, 2013

    The most recent adventure in our series Day Tripping sent Bob Moffitt and photographer Andrew Nixon down a path they had not expected. They hit the Sacramento River looking for salmon -not knowing they were risking the ire of the fishing gods.

  • Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

    Amador County's Purple Gold Rush

    September 3, 2013

    Amador County is in the heart of gold country. But with the mines long closed, the county is experiencing a new kind of gold rush.

  • Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

    Descending Day Trip At Moaning Cavern

    August 22, 2013

    Moaning Cavern is the largest single chamber public cave in California, a great destination for adventurous daytripper and Insight producer James Morrison. Join James as he rappels down 16 stories and squeezes through spaces like the "meat grinder."

  • Locke's Historic Past, Colorful Present

    August 7, 2013

    For the first stop in our summer series Day Tripping, we take you to the tiny delta town of Locke – where a rich cultural history provides the foundation for new business and agriculture.