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We spent a few days up on the North Yuba River at my uncle’s cabin and explored this part of historic Gold Country with the kids. Somehow I had managed to leave my fully charged Nikon camera at home, but at least I still had the camera on my phone to document our visit. During our visit we finally learned the true history of the ECV, which originated in Downieville, Ca, went off roading and climbed to the top of the Henness Pass (elev. 8444) in the Cruiser and maneuvered across the top of a Sierra Buttes ridge , rode bikes at Gold Lake, picked wild blackberries, stood with my family in the middle of a pitch dark county road and watched satellites and falling stars race across the night sky, fell asleep to the sound of the North Yuba River rushing in the canyon below, and listed to one of the greatest living historians/almanacs, my Uncle Bill.