Hiking and 4wd adventures in Montana’s Central Rockies. 

12 trips

“Meadows” Gold Dredge

“Meadows” Gold Dredge

After visiting the Yankee Fork dredge, I was really interested to see if I could find an abandoned dredge out in ...
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“Misty Mountain” Mine

“Misty Mountain” Mine

Deep in the misty forests of Montana, we found an amazing mining camp. Abandoned but with quite a bit of ...
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Algonquin Mill

Algonquin Mine

The Algonquin is an old mine. It was one of the earliest mines in Montana’s Philipsburg district. By 1877, it ...
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Bannack State Park

Bannack Ghost Town

Over the summer of 2015, we visited the fantastic ghost town of Bannack, Montana, which has been well preserved and ...
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Blackmail Mill

Blackmail Mill

There isn’t much left at this old silver mill also known as the Moorelight. I had a fun time climbing ...
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Brooklyn Mine (Boulder Creek District)

Brooklyn Mine (Boulder Creek District)

I couldn't find much history on this spot. Only that it was worked in 1907 for silver, lead, zinc, and ...
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Forest Rose Mill

Forest Rose Mill

During the summer of 2017, we visited a few cabins and mills in Montana. We covered a lot of ground ...
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Hecla Mining Camp

Hecla Mining Camp

In 1872, William “Billy” Spurr and James Bryant discovered the Trapper lode high in a cirque on Lion Mountain. News ...
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Lakeshore Mine

Lakeshore Mine

I hiked up an old forest road to a mining camp that sits along the shore of a small glacial ...
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Marietta Mill

Marietta Mill

An old mill, lurking in the hills above Virginia City, Montana, has almost completely fallen into ruin. Years of harsh ...
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Scratch Awl Mill

Scratch Awl Mill

Over this last summer, we visited a few old mining ruins in Montana. We went out of our way to ...
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Winnekta Mill

Winnekta Mill

It is rare to find a Chilean mill out in the wild, not to mention one that is ten feet ...
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