Family Camping at Plumas-Eureka State Park '98

My family camped at Plumas-Eureka State Park from 8/11 to 8/19/98. We had a great time and here are some photos from the trip. Click on a photo to receive a larger version. Enjoy -- Jim

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On August 15th, I did the short hike between the Upper Jamison Creek campground and the park museum. Or, at least I started it; there was serious storm damage to the trail. Here are some pictures on the start:
This is a bridge in the campground, near the trailhead.
From the bridge.
Along the trail.
Mt. Eureka from the road.
This flowering plant was common along the road the campground.
An interesting small waterfall in the creek. See how it creates tiny bubbles.

A short walk near the campsite on the same day.
Some ferns.

My Dad, brother and I went on a hike to the old Jamison Mine, from which gold was extracted in the last half of the 19th century.
This appears to be a collapsed mine entrance.
The creek below the trail.
Some buildings used in the mining operations.
Something collapsed here.
A water-filled bottomless pit?
Storm damage evident on the creek.
A canal at a higher elevation than the creek, probably originally built for mining. This is below Camp Lisa.
The canal splits off through the pipe here.
Mother Nature passes its judgement on a human endeavor. The creek now takes a different course.

On the 17th we visited a friend of the family that has 80 acres in the Nevada desert.
On the way back.

These pictures are up above the museum.
An old blacksmith shop.
This is a press that broke up rock so that the gold could be extracted.

There were several squirrels and chipmunks around and they were not afraid of people.
Right by our dining table.

My brother and I scrambled up a pile of boulders inside the campground to get the views here. A good view, but see my Half Dome pictures from a few days later.
This is Mt. Eureka.
This sort of reminds me of Oregon.

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