Arrowtown is a small, former gold-mining town, situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand. It is only 20 min drive from Queenstown (connected through Shotover Gorge) and lies on the banks of Arrow River, one of the richest sources of gold in the 1860's.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Shadow of the Mi-Wok, Sonora, California USA
Backpacking trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to experience is Shadow of the Mi-Wok. It is a ½ mi/0.8 km, easy trail with elevation gain of 50 ft/15.2 m.
The trail starts across the road from the Summit Ranger Station at the Pinecrest Y. Park in the Ranger parking lot. Pick up a flyer from the station and then cross the road to find the beginning spot of the trail. While wandering on that trail, you can discover and admire examples of the Mi-Wok Indian life, such as tepee-like structures built of cedar bark, grinding stones and bark shelters.
The trail is not maintained during winter. You can camp anywhere along the trail.
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