You can't go out on the trails without wondering about the history. There are intriguing signs of miners - old home sites with only the periwinkle or a fruit tree remaining, mines, tin can dumps, rock walls and buildings, rusty equipment, pipes and ditches. Even more fascinating are old Indian camp sites, burial grounds and grinding rocks. The historical treasure of the divide is part of what makes the trails interesting and is one of our communities' great assets, one that we have just begun to explore and appreciate.
Take a look.
Foresthill Road - Scenic and Historical Guide, written by Gerri Grant
Inventory of Mining Ditches on the Foresthill Divide
The Story of Murderer's Bar and the Grand Flume
We would very much appreciate any comments or historical information you might like to share. It can be very helpful in preserving the trails and enhancing our enjoyment. Please send us email.