In Search Of Gold
I’ve been picking my nose for years in search of gold. I have yet to find any, so I took my search to Downieville, CA instead. During the gold rush of the 1800s, Downieville was known for its vast mountains filled with gold, so much so, “it vied to become the new state capital of California.” Today, it still remains a gold mine, but a gold mine of adventurers seeking wild downhill mountain bike rides, dirt biking, fishing and hiking. And best yet, Downieville is a just short two hour drive from Sacramento, CA or Reno, NV.
This summer we spent several weekends in the charming mining town mountain biking the Classic Downhill course, camping alongside the North Yuba river, and climbing the Sierra Butte Peaks.
I may not have found gold in my nose, or in Downieville, but the place truly is a gold mine for those in search of world class fun!