Gold Country Wildflower Bombing Run

Debra and I took a very nice ride through the Gold Country on the hunt for wildflowers. We were not disappointed.  The route we took was as follows:

From Modesto we went Hwy 132 east towards Coulterville

Priest Coulterville to Old Priest Grade (What a fun drive!)

Down PGR  to Moccasin (Watch out for cars with smokin brakes)

Jacksonville Road to Sonora (Lunch at Emberz)

Columbia to Parrots Ferry

Hwy 4 to Avery/Sheep Ranch

Sheep Ranch to Murphys (Wine Tasting at Hatcher)

Hwy 4 back to Stockton and home.

Sights along the way:

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Tuolumne River at Hwy 132

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Hwy 132 Tuolumne River

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The old bridge

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Old Bridge taken from the new Bridge

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New bridge on the Tuolumne taken from the Kayak launch

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Historic La Grange Arch Bridge

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Looking east from the La Grange arch bridge. This canal comes from Don Pedro

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lake Don Pedro from Hwy 132

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My family’s old Lake house between McCLure and Don Pedro. It has seen better days.

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Lake McClure taken near Couterville

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Co-Pilot and Fighter Jet

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Lupine

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Pallette

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Priest Coulterville Road display

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More Lupine

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Mining claim near Maxwell Creek

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College Fund Mining Claim

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Poppies

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Lupine, Poppies and Indian Paintbrush

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Mariposite in a road cut near Couterville

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Lupine

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Poppies

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Maxwell Creek

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Near Moccasin Point

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Power station at Moccasin

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Hetch Hetchy water coming down Priest Grade

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Brood Stock

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Purina Trout Chow

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Water Thieves

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Temple of Excess

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Put and Take factory

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Brood stock

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Hatchery at Moccasin

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East end of Don Pedro

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Jacksonville Bridge on Don Pedro

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Mariposite and Lichen

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New Melones near Parrots Ferry

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Parrots Ferry

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Closeup Parrots Ferry Bridge

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Murphys

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Old Friend on Hwy 4

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