In early october I embarked on a painting and camping weekend in Goldrush country with artist pals Mike Dutton and Matt Cruickshank.
Mike's trusty camper-van was our base of operations for 3 days on the road.
We found a basin with scorched paths winding through marshland and scrub. The orange rock was striking. The heat was so intense we had to make it quick.
North San Juan
In North San Juan this hot-rod stretch limo pulled up to the saloon bar we were cooling off in.
'Gold Bug Stamp Mill, Auburn'
Back in 2012 I trekked out to 'arrested decay' ghost-town Bodie with my old Aardman Animation chum Ash Boddy. I finally cut together the footage from that trip. My original post with all the sketches is here.