Although the region is full of Gold Rush history, there is not much wealth left other than some of the old buildings and artifacts.
It is still a very nice place to photograph because it has character. I went to Long Barn and visited some of the places around with my wife a few weeks ago. Other posts will follow with pictures taken while on a hike. In the meantime, take a look at the following photos. It just seems to me that the poor economy has really taken a toll on business around there. The best part of it all is this town called Confidence where there is only one house, abandoned and barely standing! It is still a wonderful region, full of history and nature.