While driving from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park, we took a few days to stop in the middle to visit Calico Ghost Town!
Back in 1881, for 15 years, this was a bustling Silver Mine with millions of dollars of silver ore mined in over 30 miles of tunnels throughout the surrounding hills. A few of the original town buildings have survived, surrounded by others to make the town a very nice tourist attraction. They have many nice shops, a Rail Road ride, and an old silver mine tunnel that you can walk thru. I ventured thru this mine with surprisingly little trouble despite my slight case of claustrophobia!
As luck would have it, the weekend we were there was the Blue Grass Festival! As many of you know, this is one of my favorite weekends back at Strawberry Park in CT. It was great spending the day wandering around this old town listening to all the live bands!
To see the town, and a few of the Blue Grass bands, click on the following link:http://youtu.be/Dap18vEt8T4