I had wanted to check out this area for a while, and one day, we were able to meet up with a few exploring buddies and go out there. Telegraph City got its namesake from the telegraph lines running from Stockton to Sonora. It was established in the 1860s as
The Golden Crown mine is up at 10,640 ft along the Sierra crest in Yosemite National Park. The hike to get up there is a nice 3.7 mile and 950 ft hike to the mine right at Mono Pass. The views of Mono Lake from this high vantage
Back in 2004, Morgan, Ric and I were out exploring in the Stanislaus National Forest on the hunt for some interesting mines. These two old steam hoists we found in separate mines were great and rarely seen still out in the wild. No directions to these sites.
In 2004, I met up with Morgan and Ric to do some mine exploring in the Stanislaus National Forest (in the Sierra Nevada mountains). I couldn’t find much info on this operation. I’ll have to research it more. If you know anything about this stamp mill, please contact
I did a little solo hike up to the old townsite of Dana, which is high up on Tioga Hill in Yosemite National Park. It was a great short hike along the crest of the Sierras. The views were fantastic, even if the mosquitoes were thick. Dana was the first
Alysia and I met up with Brian and his daughter Alisha for a little cave exploring around the Stanislaus River. This wild cave is accessible by a hundred-foot climb up a steep limestone cliff. The cave is small and only has only a few rooms to explore. And although some
Alysia and I went for a hike up to Hite Cove in 2005. We wanted to get out and possibly see some wildflowers and scenery. We weren’t disappointed. We hiked in from where the South Fork of the Merced joins the Merced River at Savage’s Trading Post. The