About 5+ miles NE up the road from Coulterville, is the town of GREELEY HILL, where some good friends of ours live, on a beautiful 90+ acre expanse of wooded hills.
Their little town consists of a restaurant, a couple gas stations, nice market, several shops, as well as other local businesses.
We had breakfast a couple times at the Greeley Hill Cafe, which has very friendly service and good down-home food.
OLD HISTORIC COULTERVILLE
"NOW A GHOST TOWN"
Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Coulterville is on the way to YOSEMITE, so can be a good stop for a couple hours to see a little of the old west, Gold Rush Days.
In its heyday in the late 1800's, the population is estimated to hve been 10,000 but now is only about 1,700. The downtown has been designated as a "National Historic District" and boasts a couple museums, ruins, a Trading Post and other renovated stores as well as a B&B.
"OLD WEST RE-ENACTMENT"
If you are there on the right Saturday of the month during the summer, you may be lucky enough to see some enthusiastic locals re-enact a "shoot-out" that might have taken place back in the Gold Rush Days!
"These are NOT Statues, but REAL People!"