Sunday and Monday October 2,3, 2022 Traveling to Last Chance Creek, CA.
Downieville camp spot
We planned to make our first night’s camp near Downieville CA., so we continued on to Downieville. I was headed to my uncle’s old mining claim on some narrow dirt roads just outside of Downieville. I didn’t remember exactly where his claim was or just how bad these narrow roads were if you met another rig.
We traveled the narrow dirt roads making a couple wrong turns and weren’t real sure where we were when we stopped here to walk down this road to check it out a ways. It was getting late in the day so we wanted to make camp and it didn’t need to be at my uncle’s old place. We drove down this road about 200 feet and stopped to camp for the night on the road.
Day 1 camp
We were sitting there on the road in our chairs when a guy in a Jeep drove up so I waved him down to talk as I wanted to know where exactly we were. It turned out we were on the right road and he was headed to his claim which was near my uncle’s old claim. I say old claim as he has passed on.
We also asked about getting gas in Downieville, but there no longer is a gas place there so he told us where the next gas place was up the road where we were going. We had plenty of gas but while out exploring one needs to keep the tanks as full as possible, just in case.
Anyway we spent a good night there and the next day we headed out down that one line road hoping we wouldn’t run into another rig. We didn’t and continued on our trip to get gas.
Out of gas
Well, that place was out of gas and wouldn’t get any for two days so we inquired about the next place that was about 20 mile up the road near where we were heading.
Now we were set to head for our day 2 camp spot at Last Chance Creek, about an hour north of the place we got gas, Sierraville CA.
Last Chance Creek
We arrived at the creek and now had to locate a place to camp so we tried several side roads that we though might take us down to the creek.
Camp spot 2
And a trail cam
We plan to spend a day or two on this creek exploring it, looking around a bit and likely changing camp spots.