Fridays with Manny


The Back Roads

During our recent trip to Arnold, CA (I wrote about it recently), we decided to explore the area. After all, Calaveras county is located in the heart of the Gold Country. Since we’ve been to this area before, we visited many towns where California started its history almost one hundred seventy years ago, after the beginning of the Gold Rush. But we never visited San Andreas, the county’s seat. 

To get there, we chose a country road, which was not paved for at least fifty years. It had an appropriate name, Sheep Ranch Road, and to say that we had a bumpy ride is an understatement. Nevertheless, it took us to the top of the ridge with its incredible view. 

We saw some sheep, but what was more interesting to encounter were goats with very unusual horns.

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