Approximately 30 minutes after leaving Sonora, I arrived in Murphys. Murphys is 9 miles northeast of Angels Camp, which is where my hotel is located. I stopped in Murphys for about 30 minutes to walk around in town and snap a few photos.

I’ve made many visits to California’s Gold Country, but this was the first time that I’d been to Murphys. I was surprised to learn that the population of Murphys now exceeds that of Sonora and Angels Camp.