The town of Sierra
City is defined by the North Yuba River that cuts through it. It's free-running here; Sierra City is only about 10 miles below the headwaters. In spring runoff it's pure Class 5 whitewater.
Sierra / Northern California
East of town about two miles, looking east from the Pacific
which in a series of 12 switchbacks jets you straight up. River
converge here; they're close like this in many places, which makes
picturesque driving (in fact it's an official Scenic Drive). You're
here than it appears.