We drove from Auburn to Arnold CA to camp and ride the Arnold Rim Trail the next day. Out in the boonies, up in the mountains, no ski areas nearby. We wonder what folks do out there. The area had a lot of incense cedars (what they used to make pencils with) and the trail got an OK write up. We rode an Out and Back to Top of the World including one section aptly called The Beast–a 30% grade. Folks were friendly enough but there was no cell service or WiFi, except at the local bar. We enjoyed a beer with the local crowd and had a blast. Butch even thought of being a volunteer sheriff–but only if they gave him a gun. Off towards Yosemite tomorrow.