I am looking for a location that myself, my wife and another couple could camp and do some light prospecting. Looking for somewhere within a few hours of LA. We are all experience backpackers and have a proper 4wd vehicle to get us out there. Ideally it would be fairly remote.
We have a sluice box, bucket, shovel, a few gold pans and a metal detector.
We do not need to have a fire, we have camp stoves and are fully self sufficient when it comes to food/water for consumption.
Ideally less than 4 miles worth of hiking in from parking area (this our first time out camping this year), but open to a drive up camp spot as well.
Not after any huge amount of gold, but would be great to get just enough color in the pan to hook the others in the group.
Some hiking trails nearby would be great as well!
Thank you in advance for any advice!