There are so many great places to discover in California’s Gold Country that it’s impossible to see them all in one day, or even one weekend. Huell hits a number of spots in this one-hour Road Trip episode; and after my quick trip to Mokelumne Hill and Angels Camp last week, I’m ready to go back and explore some of the things I missed — especially the Moaning Caverns!
Most people assume “gold country” is all mining tours and gold panning, but Huell finds lots of hidden gold! We visit Moaning Caverns, which are big enough to fit the Statue of Liberty, a historic pipe organ, and a wonderful museum in Angels Camp and a giant gold nugget housed in a winery. There’s also a very important Mark Twain connection, a very historic hotel in Murphy’s and a stop at the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee. We’ll even meet a historic jackass named Mollie.