but we did go someplace...
The Woodruff Creek mosquitos welcomed all of us but Andy most of all fittingly.
From Woodruff Creek just follow the dirt road up into the moutains and eventually you will find Forest City.Population 40 but not a soul to see
There was mining equipment in weird states of repair and disrepair.
Everything looked abandoned, restored, and abandoned again.
The school house was the one place we could go in, except for the outhouse. Where we saw evidence that bears do in fact go in the woods and do use TP.
The light inside was amazing
Malakoff Diggins the result of hydraulic mining. Miners sprayed high pressure water and just washed away the mountain.
This drain tunnel goes on for 7, 847 feet under The Diggins:
We went in about 20 feet when thoughts of The Decent turned us around.
We all have our talents:
The next morning we went on an awesome hike to the Yuba River
Then we skipped rocks in the melted snow water of the Yuba (one of us in their underpants.)