I left Bend, OR the last week of July and made it to Cali in 3 days. I was in Grass Valley, CA with Laz777 from August 2011 till mid October. He had business to do elsewhere and I stayed at camp and mined gold until the river started rising too high. In Mid-November I held a sign for work, got a cash job the next day that lasted until February. Now I'm working my ass off in 98-99 degree heat in the middle of Phoenix. I hate this city. People here, for the most part, SUCK. Anyway, maybe I'll post more later. I just posted some of my experiences the other day. can I collect my $60,000 now, RangerChris? lol
May your wanderings be splendid and safe no matter where you end up!