9. Ross’ Grave (7.3 Miles)

 A 500-foot trail leads to the gravesite.

      Little is known of Ross except for his name and that he was accidentally killed while cutting down a tree.  Ross was buried on the spot.  What made this gravesite unusual is that during hose frantic day of gold fever, someone took the time to carve a picket fence to surround the grave.  Unfortunately, in recent years, vandals and souvenir hunters destroyed almost everything.  However, one corner post and a few pickets can still be seen at the Big Bear Museum .  The log fence was built by volunteers in 1995.

This grave site it also covered with pine cones.  
 Virtually all the timber now standing in Holcomb Valley has grown back since the days when loggers with cross-cut hand saws and “yokes of six” were snaking the timber to near by mills. Lumber and split clapboards were cut to build the booms towns of Belleville , Union , Clapboard and Doble.  Heavy timbers were also milled to shore the mine shafts.

1. Holcomb View Trail - 2. Last Chance Placer
Wilbur's Grave (Not on the tour)
3. Two Gun Bill's Saloon - 4. Jonathan Tibbett's Grasshopper Quartz Mill
5. Hangman's Tree - 6. Original Gold Diggings - 7. Belleville - 8. Arrasters
9.Ross' Grave - 10. Pygmy Cabin Site - 11. Metzger Mine
12. Gold Mountain A.K.A. Lucky Baldwin Mine