Originally Posted by meat popsicle
I went through Clear Creek yesterday (New Idria to Los Gatos Creek Road - didn't do Spanish Lake or other county roads off it as I was solo and playing hookey from work). The road up from New Idria is unmaintained and quickly becoming a jeep trail - rock staircases forming, plenty of deep ruts, and whoops too - definitely an intermediate route
Without a mayor, New Idria gives me the creeps - I don't want to find out the meth heads have found it so I didn't stop.
San Benito County isn't maintaining the road. SBC is also one of the poorest counties in California.
There is a family that lives next to town that are … trouble makers from what I've heard. They don't own the town, but they act like it. They steal from the town and sometimes try to shoo people away. It's best to avoid all contact.
There are two paths up from New Idria to the summit. Lower and Upper. I forget which one is typically less nasty than the other. It's been a a few years since I've been over those roads.