California’s Gold Country is never better than in temperate November
The Mercury News.
It wasn’t until I stopped to think about it that I realized how much of my free time over the years has been spent in the Gold Country. Placerville? Been there. New Melones? Skied that. I’ve gone houseboating on Lake Don Pedro, camped at Folsom Lake and Lake Camanche.
For years my family has celebrated the Fourth of July in a cabin beside a creek equidistant from Angels Camp and Murphys — the perfect staging area for day trips to Sonora, Jackson and Sutter Creek.