Lost & Found – Hidden Treasure in the Lost Sierra

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In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada, between Downieville and Sierra City, the area’s mining history contributed to a network of trails that faded away with the Gold Rush.

Trail, snow and sky Photos by Scott Markewitz

Trail, snow and sky Photos by Scott Markewitz

Trails inevitably come and go, but rarely are they lost forever. In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada, between Downieville and Sierra City, the area’s mining history contributed to a network of trails that faded away with the Gold Rush. But now, recreation has begun their resurrection, contributing to the local small-town economies and preserving the area’s rich history.

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Professional mountain biker Eric Porter and Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s trail whisperer Kurt Gensheimer spent a week in the Lost Sierra this past fall, riding forgotten trails and finding a different kind of wealth than the area is known for.

There's some hike-a-bike involved. Photos by Scott Markewitz

There’s some hike-a-bike involved. Photos by Scott Markewitz

Featuring:

Diamondback Bicycles (Presenting Partner)
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Eric Porter (Athlete)
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Photos by Scott Markewitz

Photos by Scott Markewitz

Kurt Gensheimer (Athlete)
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Ross Reid (Cinematography/Editing)
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There's some hike-a-bike involved. Photos by Scott Markewitz Best experienced at sunrise or sunset Photos by Scott Markewitz Photos by Scott Markewitz Trail, snow and sky Photos by Scott Markewitz

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