Gypsy Journal (1) 12/1/2005 - 12/31/2006 travel blog

1890 miner's home in Plumas-Eureka State Park, Johnsville, CA

Mohawk Stamp Mill, Plumas-Eureka State Park, Johnsville, CA


7/1 - 7/5

We continued on US395 from Burns, Oregon. The first night we stayed at a rest area in Davis Creek, California. The next day we turned off US395 heading west on SR70 (the scenic Feather River Highway) which goes across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That night we stayed at another rest area in Portola, California. The following day we made it to the Pioneer RV Park in Quincy, California where we parked for three nights. The three-day trip was a total of 396 miles.

While staying in Quincy we drove to an old gold mining town called Johnsville. In Johnsville we visited the Plumas-Eureka State Park. The state park centers around some old mining buildings including the huge five-story Mohawk Stamp Mill that was used to process the gold-bearing quartz. There was also an 1890 miner's home and a nice little museum.

Joan tried out the wading in the Graeagle town pond and we went to the Portola Railroad Museum in Portola. The museum had a lot of engines and cars on display but very few descriptions to let us know what we were looking at.

One day in Quincy Ken was sitting on the throne (in our bathroom) and he happened to look up. What to his wandering eyes should appear - the sky. Somewhere in our travels, the vent cover had come loose and disappeared. He sealed it up temporarily with plastic bags and good old duck tape.



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