These signs are posted in odd places along back country dirt roads. There needs to be one just outside of Verdi on the way to Dog Valley.
You never really know what you will find on the back roads. Found this on Sierra County 9, close to the Sierra County entrance. Flowers blooming profusely above 6000 feet. Acres of Pennyroyal attracting thousands of butterflies.
The Douglas Squirrel, also known as the Chickaree, was John Muir’e favorite, probably because it is active year-round and is very curious about everything. They seem to be prolific in the mountains this year. This one, who was covered with spiderwebs from storing sugar pine cones under our deck, was giving me a royal scolding because I was in his space.
Hydraulic Mining on Howard Creek: Sierra County Road 9 has some interesting vistas. At one point you can see tailings from the hydraulic mining done in the mid-1800’s just a short walk off the road. Sierra Buttes can be seen in the background.