The trip to Columbia was great. After a short stop in Jamestown, we arrived at Columbia about 10:30. We had some shaved ice then went on a walking tour of the town. The park ranger leading the tour was really great.
We left Columbia around noon, going back through Angel's Camp. I've passed the turn-off of Copperopolis many times on trips to the Sierras. I decided to actually take the turn-off to see what the town looks like. Copperopolis was celebrating their 150th anniversary. We got there just as the parade ended and the road was reopened.
We stopped in Tracy for a late lunch at a place called Golden Corral. It's a great buffet with all sorts of food ranging from baby back ribs to pizza to okra.