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.
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