2013-05-05 - Horizontal Mine video   128.9 MB   May 5, 2013
 
4-minute exploration of an old horizontal mineshaft a hundred yards into a mountain complete with rails and a bat.
 
2013-05-05 - Gold Creek mines hike   62 Photos   May 5, 2013
 
5-hour 5.4-mile 1185' AEG hike along Gold Creek on Forest Roads 191 & 3322 in search old mines. Our reward was a 300' horizontal mine, complete with rails and a bat.
 
2013-05-04 - Iron Dike summit hike   35 Photos   May 4, 2013
 
70-minute .8-mile 510' AEG hike to the summit of Iron Dike in the Reno Pass Quadrangle. At the southern end of the flat top we found an L-shaped ancient defensive ruin.
 
2013-05-04 - Forest Road 191 hike   50 Photos   May 4, 2013
 
3-hour 50-minute 5-mile 975' AEG hike on Forest Road 191 along with a cross-country excursion to a peak I believed used to have a mine. We found two large eroded excavations as well as a vertical mine-shaft.
 
2013-05-02 - Mercuria Mine area hike   25 Photos   May 2, 2013
 
2-hour 3.8-mile 695' AEG hike along the long extinct Forest Road 1683 in search of the Mercuria mine. We didn't find it but being only a 20' working, erosion may have erased it. On our return trip we found possibly a 100'+ horizontal mine in two feet of water. We'll be back better prepared to wade in.
 
2013-05-02 - Pine Butte summit hike   11 Photos   May 2, 2013
 
2-hour 3.25-mile 1135' AEG hike to the summit of Pine Butte in the Reno Pass Quadrangle.
 
2013-05-02 - Peak 5901 summit hike   18 Photos   May 2, 2013
 
2-hour 2.5-mile 1519' AEG hike to the summit of Peak 5901 in the Mazatzal Peak Quadrangle. A white-tailed deer traversing a slope across from us was the only wildlife encountered.
 
2013-05-02 - Peak 6340 summit hike   9 Photos   May 2, 2013
 
Very short 41-minute .9-mile 379' AEG hike through thorny brush to the summit of Peak 6340 in the Mazatzal Peak Quadrangle.
 
2013-04-27 - Jake's Corner ruin site   8 Photos   Apr 27, 2013
 
A half-hour half-mile 235' AEG hike to the ancient Salado ruin site. Being so convenient to reach and all the visitors over the years there's nothing but a few low rock 'walls.'
 
2013-04-27 - Black Mountain summit hike   17 Photos   Apr 27, 2013
 
A 40-minute, half-mile, 285' AEG climb up to the summit of Black Mountain where we explored a reasonably extensive ancient Salado ruin site.
 
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