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Trip 7: The American Eagle Gorge, North Fork American Wild and Scenic River Canyon, Level 3 Overniter.To see more Trip 7 photographs click here. When the Thumbnail Gallery opens, click on any Thumbnail Photo to see the Slide Show. It is best to have a fast DSL or Cable connection.

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.