Stumbletown Gold camp at Italian Bar Ca.
Last Post 13 Sep 2016 05:21 PM by ADAM ANDREWS. 6 Replies.
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30 Aug 2016 01:01 PM

       Hi everyone,

     

       If you're looking for a fun Gold camping adventure in the Northern California Sonora & Columbia area, then Italian Bar is the spot. The public 'Stumbletown' camping area is only minutes from the LDMA camp. It was hot when we got there, 102* at 2:00 am. But the next day was 84*, really nice. We stayed a week, and found some good Gold, good BBQ, and just relaxed in the cool river. Here's a few pics...

     

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    30 Aug 2016 01:02 PM

      A nice nugget...

     

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    30 Aug 2016 01:05 PM

      Relaxing at the camp...

     

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    30 Aug 2016 01:07 PM

      Lots of fun...

     

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    30 Aug 2016 01:09 PM

        The folding sluice box...

     

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    12 Sep 2016 12:14 PM
    Holy cow, NOW .. that's a NUGGET!!
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    13 Sep 2016 05:21 PM

       Ya, it's my favorite nugget. It's a funny story on our trip to Italian Bar. We were there for a week and we camped with some interesting folks. A local prospector who runs a hot dog stand in the old Columbia downtown area, he owns a claim half way down the Italian Bar road, with a long walk down. He hung out at our camp with us and two other guys...

     

       Drunken Al & Homeless Al. So drunken Al could really drink, he had money, a new truck, and a girlfriend who brought him Steaks & Beer about once a week, and then camped with him that night...What a nice girlfriend....

     

       And Homeless Al lived under the bridge at the bottom where there's a road to the right that goes to a lode mine (which was on E-bay recently) Homeless Al had a beat up old 4x4, he never changed his clothes for an entire week, and he showed up every night with a bottle of Jack Daniels. So we had a fun party & some good BBQ, music and all that.

     

      Drunken Al is a happy camper, he's retired & does whatever he wants. He had the small two foot sluice & managed to get at least one bucket of paydirt into the sluice box everyday. I Can't blame him for taking it easy, it was 102* in the shade for a couple days.

     

      I don't know what homeless Al did all day, he just drove up at cocktail & dinner hour every night...All in all, it was a fun trip.

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