We’re driving from Fairfield to Yosemite View Lodge (EL Portal) on Friday 9th May 2014.We plan to stop at Angels Camp, Columbia and also take a tour of a mine. We have read about some gold mines in other people’s postings ( the posts do all seem to be quite old) but after doing more research on their websites, they are either closed or only open at the weekend.
Gold Cliff….closed, Sutter………..closed, Kennedy……Only open Saturday & Sunday. We read you can take a tour of a mine at Columbia State Park, but there’s no mention of a gold mine on their website. It only says you can pan for gold. Does anyone have any suggestions of a gold mine near Angels Camp or somewhere else on route?
Also can anyone suggest a good route to drive? and by a good route I don’t necessarily mean the quickest.
Thanking everybody in advance.