Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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I'm wondering what is at the Black Diamond Heritage Area?


That's the ghost town of Franklin.


Which is listed separately...


Hi there,

Not sure if you will see this, but I believe the reddish color of the river is due to the tannins in the water.

Excellent blog!

Tara Rockey

My dog Boscoe and I visited the Jellum site for the first time today. I was so excited to find it. I parked by the gate and followed the main road all the way down to the clearing. The route was a little confusing, as we encountered a few side trails and unexpected intersections - but I stuck to what seemed like the main access road.

The narrow path leading to the river was a bit sketchy so I appreciated your warning. It was a scrabble getting down to the river, but the scenic beauty on a frosty clear day was worth it.

On the way back, I had my large dog pose on the old homestead footing for a quick photo.

Thank you for the guide to a fun local exploration hike.

Craig Goodwin

Good for you Tara. Glad you enjoyed it.

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