Aug. 27, 2020

Special Episode - Walker Mine adventure

Special Episode - Walker Mine adventure

From time to time, we'd like to bring you additional special episodes like this one! Mike Turner and I have been doing a lot more exploring around the area since the racing season has been effectively cancelled.

We've gone on several trips out to the North Fork of the American River canyon. Many of the trails are lightly-used, fairly remote and sometimes obscure. It makes for a good time out there discovering new places, coming across old mining history and artifacts and putting in some serious descents and climbs. You always need to save something for the end when you start on the canyon rim!

In this episode, we started on the Big Granite Trail on the I-80 (north) side of the canyon, made our way down to the river and viewed some waterfalls, crossed the river and headed upstream in search of Walker Mine. Mike had been there many years ago but came down from the top of the canyon on the south side. So we had to find the trail along the river after Sailor Flat and look for the ascending trail to reach the mine. Have a listen and hear what happened along the way!

We hope you enjoy these occasional special episodes and let us know what you think. You can also check out the full video of the adventure and the incredible scenery here:

Find North Fork canyon information here:

Russell Towle's North Fork canyon blog still maintained after his passing in 2008:
Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation:

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