Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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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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“Blackwater” Mine

In the late summer of 2018, we made a visit to a remote mine in Idaho. The ruined inclined tramway was my main interest but the mine is more extensive than it looks. 

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Green Scorpion Mine

This is a small prospect I’ve wanted to check out for over a decade. I finally decided to track it down. I didn’t have an exact location but a good idea of where it was. So I went out scouting the hills. 

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North London Mine

Miner’s first worked gold, silver, and lead from the London Mine in 1874. After it was developed, they decided to try and work the lode from the south side of London Mountain. The South London Mine was born in 1880 and it was fabulously wealthy. It was one of the best strikes in Colorado’s history. The mines were eventually connected underground.

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Scratch Awl Mill

Over this last summer, we visited a few old mining ruins in Montana. We went out of our way to visit the Scratch Awl Mine as I was hoping there would be some equipment left on site to see.

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