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Thread: Steep Cliffs, Narrow Roads and Good Gold on the South Yuba River Tyler Foote Crossing

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    Steep Cliffs, Narrow Roads and Good Gold on the South Yuba River Tyler Foote Crossing



    On this adventure my son and I take a drive down a steep one lane canyon road.

    We decided we would visit a river we have never been too. The only experience we have with the Yuba river is watching videos of others panning, sluicing and generally having a great time.


    After hours of time spent scouring google maps and looking for remote yet passible roads to get to stretches of the river that not been worked as hard.


    I came across a road that perked my interest. Tyler Foote Crossing.

    The road was originally built to connect two mines.

    I wanted to show the entire drive because this is a trip that most people will never actually choose to drive down because of either vehicle limitations or shear will.

    There are parts of this road that make your heart race just sitting in the car.

    This is not a road I would encourage you taking a vehicle with limited clearance.

    The Road does not require 4WD to get to the river and back.
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    Cool video, thanks for posting, enjoyed the ride in Beautiful spot at the river there.Next time how bout moving some of those boulders ?
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    Great video ! If you like driveing on those steep sided roads , Try the road out of Columbia , Ca. down to the gpaa claim by Pine Log & other gpaa claims near by ! I was out there about 35 years ago.
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    I wanted to show the whole ride because most people can't make it down those roads or wouldn't want to. So at least you can do it from your computer without being banged around in a truck. I will have to check that place out on google maps and find out if its doable for me.
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    The only area that can't be claimed where you were is just below or downstream from the bridge... The Italian or the Cornish Stonemasons were brought in - to hang or build the road out from the side of the cliff and all of the rock work that you see was done by hand like you said. The rock was brought in from the mines above and there is low grade gold bearing quartz built into that road. That road and the way it was hung over the canyon by the Cornish Stonemason's is one of our greatest local landmarks
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot...tation%20route.

    It's really easy to research where you want to mine on Landmatters - Welcome to Land Matters

    Though I was shaking my head at where you chose to mine, it's only because I know the area and the area that you were panning on is claimed even though you can't see the markers. That was a good informational video on the Middle Fork/ Tyler Foote Crossing

    And it was good to see you and your family out having a blast

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm new to prospecting so any information helps thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_fishingfool View Post
    I'm new to prospecting so any information helps thanks
    Move those boulders ! Dig down under them ,classify,and pan (or sluice) the material,the bigger the Boulders the better.
    This is all you need ,and a 5-6 ft crow/pry bar >>Click image for larger version. 

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    Lots of u-tube vids on it.Click image for larger version. 

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    It works ! Probably because most people don't want to fool with themClick image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for the ride. I'll take that road before the asphalt any day, especially when there's gold at the end. Research where those claims are at Land Matters though!
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    I have relatives who lived in Allegheny back in the late 40's into the late 60's and my aunt told me stories of driving the Foote road when the route to Hwy 49 was closed..due to snow if I remember right. Now that would be a real adventure if Footes was snowy too!
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    ive raced on roads like that.didnt like it but it was part of the course, looks like a fun trip and cool gold.
    brad
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    strange that in the beginning of the vid, it says south fork.
    tyler foote (I'm sitting at the North Columbia schoolhouse right now), is the middle fork.
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