For this weeks Show Us Your California contest by @socalsteemit I'm going to share some photos from my favorite river in Southern California...
the East Fork of the San Gabriel river!!
Ever since my first trip to the East Fork over a decade ago I have been in love with this massive rugged canyon and the clear cold swift waters of the river that runs along it's bottom. On one of my trips up the canyon, about seven years ago, I was watching some gold prospectors digging along the river and I was inspired to try it myself. Well... I gave it a try and I found some gold! Right then I was hooked with the gold fever and I've been prospecting in the East Fork ever since. And here I'm going to share some photos from my adventures up the canyon this last summer. I hope you enjoy the scenery.
Hiking by a massive rockslide in the canyon
Getting ready to start digging
My sluice box in the river
Digging under a huge boulder
Digging my way around the huge boulder
Getting around the backside of the huge boulder
Views from my camp
Selfie at the Iron Fork junction
Beautiful canyon scenery
Hiking through "The Narrows"
High above the East Fork
A nice little swimming hole in the river, perfect on a hot day
Weighing out 21.5g of my East Fork gold to sell
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