Trip 7: The American
Eagle Gorge, North Fork American Wild and Scenic River Canyon, Level
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This outing offers a great
wilderness camping experience, unique pools, gorges and a big boulder
jumble with car and truck-sized rocks. Central Mine with it's huge stamp
mill built in 1887 at the Risdon Iron Works in San Francisco California
proudly stands on its concrete pedestal above the river. The Central
Mine with it's huge stamp mill built in 1887 at the Risdon Iron Works
in San Francisco California proudly stands on its concrete pedestal
above the river.
We hike in on the Italian
Bar Trail 2.3 miles with 3000 feet of elevation loss. This is a steep
toe jamming trail. At the bottom we tour the Italian Bar mining site,
inflate our mattress and eat a snack. From here we have 2 days to cover
4 miles of canyon bottom. We start with a hike through a very nice gorge
then we begin looking for our campsite on left side of the river. Day
two consists of more scrambling and floating through gorges and a tour
the Central mining site. Then, we continue onto Humbug Canyon, Dorer
Ranch and the Euchre Bar Trail South which is about 2 miles long and
has 2200 feet of elevation gain to the trail head.