Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 8 - Golden Times

Out to Coloma -- first stop the

John...sorry!...James Marshall Monument, with the accidental prospector pointing downslope to

the gold discovery site (north -- to the left -- of the store at bottom center),

then down the trail

to the Visitor's


over to the Mill replica

on the edge of the South Fork American River

and downstream, discovering the actual find locale.

Beyond, we steer north towards

Pilot Hill and Cool

then into Auburn Ravine, near the Confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American, below the tallest-in-California/third-tallest-in-the-U.S. Foresthill Bridge.

Late lunch in




valleywise, where Harriet (after the first Solidarity rehearsal) joins us for more merriment, before retiring to a couple more pages of orchestration re Job: VII. Empty Words.