Just north and east of Yosemite is a little place called Bodie, California. There are no inhabitants of Bodie today, but it was a boomtown during the gold(and silver)rush of the late 19th Century.
"When a door opens, walk through it. Trust that the door has opened for a reason and you have been guided to it."
I've rocked the "wandering," but at Mill Creek I actually took my "snail's pace," and it was lovely.
I'd never been to California before, so crossing into the state from Oregon felt a little like arriving on my journey.