Love Plumas Eureka!

 

Plumas Eureka has been on our list for quite awhile. John has many memories of this park when he worked here. We also camped here before we were married at which point I caught my first fish! The fabulous weather while staying here made it hard to leave. Also we found a perfect cell spot in the Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl parking lot as work needs attention even when we are traveling. Hiking to the visitors center became a fun routine and exploring the mining complex, hiking the Eureka Peak Loop Trail was challenging, we found the old waterfalls up Jamison Creek, and went on a ranger led hike to the Jamison Mine Complex. img_2974

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Carl and Margaret came and visited us in our site. We talked about Plumas Eureka and Humboldt Redwoods. When I first met Carl he was washing his park truck at Plumas Eureka. He later became my boss at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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We spent five nights here in site #37.

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The view from False Peak. Hiking the Eureka Peak Loop Trail was challenging mostly due to poor signage. The views were incredible and it was about a 3 mile moderate hike. Miners and hikers have carved their initials on the northwest side of False Peak for 120 years.

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Glad we had walking sticks. 

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Eureka Peak we think!

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Eureka Lake was cold – and it was a bit breezy for me. John however went for a swim or two.

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Jamison Mine Complex – one of the most productive gold mines in the Sierra Nevada. The height of the operation was in 1890’s after the discovery in 1851, and ceased in 1943. Plumas Eureka SP was established in 1959. Supposedly a 52lb nugget was once found.

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Dynamite storage with a roof that would blow if the dynamite did.

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Jamison Falls on Jamison Creek. Not sure if there is a safe route to get into them – didn’t see one.

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The meadow just south of the campground – early morning bird watching.