Hikes and adventures in the Sierra Nevada. 

19 trips

“Avalanche” Stamp Mill

“Avalanche” Stamp Mill

I came across notes of this stamp mill years ago while doing my normal research. It was a small silver ...
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“Piute” Stamp Mill

“Piute” Stamp Mill

With a tip from our friends at Explore Historic California, we found a small three stamp mill in the Sierra ...
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“Song and Star” Mines

“Song and Star” Mines

Back in 2004, Morgan, Ric and I were out exploring in the Stanislaus National Forest on the hunt for some ...
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“Squaw” Stamp Mill

“Squaw” Stamp Mill

In 2004, I met up with Morgan and Ric to do some mine exploring in the Stanislaus National Forest (in ...
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Adamson Mine

Adamson Mine

At 12,990 ft, the Adamson is the highest mine in the Sierra Nevada. And as you might suspect, getting there ...
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Bennettville

Bennettville

Bennettville was a small mine camp that had that typical ghost town story of boom and bust of a big ...
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Crystal Stanislaus Cave

Crystal Stanislaus Cave

Alysia and I met up with Brian and his daughter Alisha for a little cave exploring around the Stanislaus River ...
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Dana Ghost Camp

Dana Ghost Camp

I did a little solo hike up to the old townsite of Dana, which is high up on Tioga Hill ...
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Don Alvadore Mine

Don Alvadore Mine

The Don Alvadore mine is a single adit and stope 500 ft up on a cliff above Lundy Canyon. The ...
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Golden Crown Mine

Golden Crown Mine

The Golden Crown mine is up at 10,640 ft along the Sierra crest in Yosemite National Park. The hike to get up ...
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Golden Gate Stamp Mill

Golden Gate Stamp Mill

The Golden Gate Mill is a neat site and fairly easy to get to. The ten stamp mill got its ...
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Hite Cove

Hite Cove

Alysia and I went for a hike up to Hite Cove. We wanted to get out and possibly see some ...
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Lakeview Mine

Lakeview Mine

Over the summer of 2013, I took a trip to the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and hiked up to the ...
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Log Cabin Mine

Log Cabin Mine

First of all, this mine and mill have quite a view. That alone is worth the trip up here. The ...
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MV Mill

MV Mill

I found this hidden mill a few years ago. It is unusual in that it was powered by a Pelton ...
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Owens Valley Three Stamp Mill

Owens Valley Three Stamp Mill

Last year, I stopped by a forgotten and overlooked three stamp mill in the backcountry of Owens Valley. Seems like ...
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Par Value Mill

Par Value Mill

Late autumn of 2017 found us tracking down a very unusual stamp mill high in the Sierra Nevada mountains of ...
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Summit Mine

Summit Mine

High up in the spires of the Sierra Nevada there lies a hidden and seldom visited mine where a trail ...
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Telegraph City

Telegraph City

I had been wanting to check out this area for a while and one day we were able to meet ...
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