Dick's Mother Lode Photos

 
Photos here were previously part of my Central California album. Sierra Foothills and San Joaquin Valley photos are now shown on
their own page here. Death Valley photos are shown here and Pacific Coast & Coast Ranges here.
 

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Old fence at the edge of Plymouth on Highway 49 Marker at former Calaveras County Courthouse in Mokelumne Hill The Hotel Leger (former courthouse)
   
Marker at Columbia Downtown Columbia Not all buildings in Columbia are well-preserved
   
Switchbacks on steep old roads lead to mines hidden in the hills between Coulterville & Bagby Merced River canyon & Yosemite Valley from Hwy 49 near top of Bagby Grade Old concrete and rock work at site of Pine Tree Mine, near top of Bagby Grade
   
Looking down Bagby Grade Marker at site of Mt. Ophir mine & mint

Remains of rock walled building at Mt. Ophir mine site on Highway 49

   
Old Barn at Mt. Bullion View of Signal Peak from Mt. Bullion  Old Masonic Hall in Mariposa, now the Sixth Street Cinema
   
Old Oddfellows Lodge in Mariposa - note iron shutters on upper floor Historic marker, Agua Fria town site Location of Agua Fria
  
Yosemite Valley from Highway 49 north of Bear Valley Old barn in Hornitos Mariposa Reservoir
  
Stockton Creek Preserve Trail Hikers on the trail Oaks on the slope near the waterworks trailhead
This sparkling tributary of the East Fork of the Chowchilla River drops down a 50-foot series of cascades
below this point, but it is very difficult to get down into the
canyon where you can see the falls
   
Water splashes up at a crack across the creek channel 
   

 

All photos copyright 2002-2017 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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Updated December 15, 2017