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Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Bob and Ward’s Cabin

Also known as the Salt Basin Cabin, Bob and Ward’s cabin is a little wooden cabin that is all that remains of a 1920s mining camp in this isolated valley.

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Sprucemont Ghost Town

Sprucemont (really called Spruce Mountain) was actually a few mining camps spread across Spruce Mountain. First mined for lead-silver ore in 1869, it was a long-lived and successful mining area. The mines here produced ore all the way into WWII; almost a hundred years worth. 
The mines are now caved and only a few ruins stand today. It remains a very picturesque site.

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Fan Mine

This is a small mine out in the East Mojave. History is vague on this prospect but it is probably old and reworked a few times. The mine consists of a few short adits, one with a winze filled with crystal clear water, and a small stope.

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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 some copper. Reportedly it was an underground hydraulic operation to wash ore out of the vein. That must have been something to see.

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“Lost White” Log Cabin

In June of 2018, we visited a remote log cabin high in the mountains. The cabin is built from some amazingly long logs. Most of the surrounding trees aren’t that tall. 

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