We met up with Micah, Mike and
Dan in 2006 to do some cabin and mine exploring around Gold Springs on the western edge of Utah. We traveled miles of open roads through pinyon and juniper woodland, with the occasional ruin. We were there in July and that is thunderstorm season out there. It rained on us a little, but it was a great trip!
Dan stands in the doorway of a ruined cabin up at Gold Springs. It took a while to drive out here, but it was worth it. The country is beautiful.
Myself in same cabin.
Another ruined cabin at Gold Springs.
This place is falling apart; like most of the other cabins in the area.
It has been lived in for a long time though.
This cabin still had some residents. A small bat colony watched us nervously. We left them alone as you should as well.
The place has seen better days.
This ain’t the Holiday Inn.
There are quite a few cabins in the area. All of them are about the same quality.
Some historic debris around the cabins.
This one won’t be standing much longer.
We move on to the Jennie Mine and Mill. It was tragically bulldozed by the Utah BLM. What a historic loss.
This used to be the mill. I’m sure it was bulldozed in the name of safety but it is sad to see history destroyed like this, especially by our own government.
Possibly the remains of the mill office.
Great view though.
Then, I found this giant hole that has caved in. It looks like it was covered in an attempt to make it safe. When we were there, it had no fence around it and is very hazardous. So much for safety and sealing the stopes up!
Storm moving in.
Even the outhouse has been pushed over.
Down on the mill tailings, we find lots of little artifacts. (We left them there.)
This looks like a power or telephone pole.
Mike and Micah try and figure this wooden box out.
More wooden boxes.
Part of a classifier?
These look like Gaillardia sp. Commonly called Indian Blanket. They really stood out.
Looking back at the mill site. A piece of history lost.