View from the Beveridge trail

Beveridge

Beveridge… A legendary mine camp. Probably more than anything, because it is so difficult to reach. The trail is a strenuous one and because the hike is so long, time is an issue. We started hiking early in the morning one spring day. It took us 6 hours just to reach the camp. We did this as a dayhike, but it is better suited for a backpack. Even so, be sure to get an early start on the hike. The faint trail disappears quickly after the sun sets over the high mountains and it becomes very easy to get off trail and stuck on a rocky cliff.

I know so much more about the area than I did back in 1996 when I took these photos. I need to go back sometime. And… contrary to rumors, a helicopter didn’t steal a piano from Beveridge, it was really a pot-belly stove.

The tram terminus in camp.  Other ruins in the willows. The tram terminus in...
This is the view from a little ways up on the Snowflake Trail. You can actually see my truck parked in this picture. This is the view fro...
James takes an all-too-short rest in camp. We drank all of our water, both on the way in and out.  The only water along the trail is in camp where there is  a perennial stream choked by thorny California Wild Rose. James takes an all-t...
Myself and James take a break at the outhouse.  We still have to hike out of here! Myself and James tak...
The Beveridge Comfort Station. The Beveridge Comfor...
Lasky's 5 stamp mill and boiler. Lasky's 5 stamp...
Other ruined cabins in camp. Other ruined cabins ...
On the "Front Wall" of the trail. The trail zig-zags right up this cliff. On the "Front W...
James pauses on the grueling trail.  We are just at the top of the "Front Wall" around 7000' up.  Did I mention we parked somewhere around 3300'? James pauses on the ...
Myself hiking down the "Back Wall", a nice 1500' drop in under a mile.   This is my 'What was I thinking?' expression.  Parts of the trail on both the Front Wall and Back Wall are close enough that a hiker can step off the trail and stand on another hiker's shoulder. Myself hiking down t...
Beveridge tram tower coming into camp. Beveridge tram tower...
I want to say this was the assay office, judging from its contents. I want to say this w...

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