Trip 12: Gates of the
Antipodes, Middle Fork of the Yuba River, Level 3 Day Trip. To see more Trip 12 photographs by Paul Plathe click here.
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At 5000 feet this is high by our standards, but it has no poison oak to deal with. The trail in can be a four wheel drive road or a bushwhack down to the Commodore Mine and its ruins. The pools can be swam or floated, however, the water is cold. A wetsuit and or air mattress is advisable.