I hiked up an old forest road to a mining camp that sits along the shore of a small glacial lake. It was a pretty neat find, nearly a dozen cabins in various states of collapse remain. A fallen mill sits just below the mine.
The Lakeshore mine was discovered around 1900 and, by 1902, a 10-stamp mill was built on-site. A cyanide plant and ball mill were later added to the operation. The mine produced good amounts of gold and silver until 1929. The camp saw sporadic activity
I only ventured into the mine a short distance. Besides being exceedingly wet, there was quite a bit of break-down in the crosscut tunnel. Regardless, this was a fun hike to the cabins and a beautiful lake.
Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Guy Starbuck