This guidebook focuses on the 267-mile stretch of SR 49 between Mariposa and Sierraville; descriptions of some rewarding side trips are also included. Although Highway 49 extends both north and south of this strip, these areas have little Gold Rush significance. The book traces a tour through the Mother Lode country from south to north, but this does not constitute a recommendation that travelers follow this direction.
The book is divided into three main geographic sections- Southern Mother Lode, Central Mother Lode and Northern Mother Lode- for convenience only. There is neither a natural dividing line between any of these sections nor even a clear-cut agreement as to the boundaries of the Mother Lode itself. Each section of the book contains an introduction to the area covered, along with a strip map showing the routes outlined in the text.
Stapled paperback, mint condition.