Road trippin': Auburn to Mariposa on SR-49

Following in the footsteps of the (18)49ers

It's not exactly traveling back in time, but it's something akin to it when motorists steer their vehicles along State Route 49. This generally low-tech and quaint portion of our immense state harks back to the Gold Rush, and gives visitors a sense of where and how California debuted as a force to be reckoned with.