Before our short visit in Yosemite a friend
at our local photo dealer pointed us to Hornitos (near Mariposa).
On our way back from the Merced cascades
we took a detour through
the Mariposa Gold Country.
A couple of weeks ago the wildflowers were probably at their
peek but even today we loved the scenery. Fortunately we also
had a light overcast during our detour.
On our way to Hornitos (Bear Valley
Road) we found houses that felt like the Wild West:
Gold Country Living
Hornitos was a gold mining camp:
Kind of interesting is that Hornitos
- the first Wells Fargo Bank
- a Ghirardelli chocolate production
Near the original Wells Fargo Bank
This was our first visit to the
Mariposa Gold Country. The rolling hills with many beautiful
oak trees, the magnificent wildflowers and towns like Hornitos
make the Gold Country worth a travel. We will come back to find