Back in 2005, Alysia and I met up with Bill, Dan, Lewis and his daughters Sarah and Rachael for some exploring in the Northern Sierra Nevada. We spent a couple of days in the forest exploring mines and jumping into rivers at the end of the day. This is a fantastic area.

Some large ore cars

This mine dates back to the 1860s and is a big one. It has thousands of feet of drifts following Tertiary River channels loaded with gold nuggets. The mine has produced over $1 million in gold nuggets. Some are on display at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.

Ore car full of rock

The owner gave us a private tour of the mine. No directions to this site. Please enjoy my photos below.