Summit Mine

High up in the spires of the Sierra Nevada there lies a hidden and seldom visited mine where a trail goes through the mountain.
To get there, you have to follow a steep trail across jagged granodiorite cliffs. A thousand feet below is the old mining camp of Lundy and the views of 13,057′ (3,979m) Mt. Dana across the canyon are quite spectacular.

The old miner's trail up to the mine cuts across a steep and rocky slope. The old miner's...
Our trail enters some jagged cliffs. We have to watch our steps carefully. Our trail enters som...
The view down to  Oneida Lake is spectacular. The view down to On...
The trail finds its way among the cliffs. The trail finds its ...
Looking down at the May Lundy mining camp site. Looking down at the ...
Lake Oneida with 13,057' Mount Dana in the far distance. Lake Oneida with 13,...
It is quite a view. It is quite a view.
We climb up to the first signs of the mine. We climb up to the f...
We find the first of a few small mine portals. We find the first of...
Around the corner, we see the mine workings. Around the corner, w...
A single post (known as a stull) holds up the roof in this mined out section. A single post (known...
Passageway into darkness. Passageway into dark...
We make our way to the mine across a thin trail. We make our way to t...
More minor workings. More minor workings.
Jagged spires of grandodiorite (a mix of granite and diorite) rise all around us. Jagged spires of gra...
We come to a portal of the Summit Mine. We come to a portal ...
Bellows and charcoal from a blacksmith's forge are still in here. Bellows and charcoal...
The miners followed this horizontal vein and made it into a workshop after it was all mined out. The miners followed ...
Broken stove. Broken stove.
Micah takes a break from the strenuous hike up. Micah takes a break ...
Miner's bed. Miner's bed.
Miscellaneous tools people have gathered up on the table. Miscellaneous tools ...
Shovel heads and such. Shovel heads and such.
These guys sure had an impressive view. These guys sure had ...
Main room. Main room.
One of the portals is half sealed against the weather. One of the portals i...
We checked out the mine. The mine is room and pillar style. We checked out the m...
Door frame. Door frame.
Debris. Debris.
Forge remains. Forge remains.
Drill steel on a stump. No anvil though. Drill steel on a stu...
Broken remains of a barrel. Broken remains of a ...
This must have been some kind of storeroom. This must have been ...
Broken barrels. Broken barrels.
Waste rock was easy to get rid of. Waste rock was easy ...
Back to the bed remains as we head out. Back to the bed rema...
Out the backside of the mine, the trail continues. Out the backside of ...
A look back at the towering peaks. A look back at the t...
The lake is a long way down. The lake is a long w...
A final look down on Lundy Lake as a thunderstorm rolls in. A final look down on...


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