With so much nature surrounding small towns, hiking can be done year-round
and usually without having to drive more than a few minutes from any of
the towns. You cannot drive from one place to another without coming across
a trail that would take you to a scenic location, somewhere like an old
mining camp or what remains of an abandoned town, or just a path to follow
while spending the day getting lost to find yourself.
Whether you are in search of Packsaddle Cave,
the remaining roads and foundations of Old Isabella,
or nowhere in particular, wandering around is guaranteed to satisfy that itch
for adventure if you're just willing to place one foot in front of the
other enough times.