Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brawley, CA.
Doug, thanks for the nice comments, wish you were coming this year. Sorry we will miss the other repliers, planning a great trip this year. There is going to be a very interesting presentation of the San Juan Mining History at the town hall on Friday, July 22nd at 7 PM that I will not miss. Also, just received my Colorado Onyx Hunt Map for my Garmin, it included names for all the mines, so now when we pass a mine on the trails I will be able to look up the history of it. We will also be doing an easy hike starting north of the Sound Democrat Mill along the Gold Prince tram route to a restored boarding house. Then to the angle station ruins/foundation of the tram. This is where the tram cables changed direction from the mine site to the mill site down in Animas Forks. I plan on doing a long day trip from Silverton, over Cinnamon Pass, then to the Carson townsite, then over the Continental Divide, past Heart Lake, Pearl Lakes and out to Hiway 149 south to visit Creede. Great mining museum there I have heard. Then back up 149 to Lake City, then over Engineer Pass. I would like to arrive there about sundown for some possibly great photos. Then down to Animas Forks and Silverton. Little known fact: Due west of the pit toilet at Animas Forks, up the hill lies the remains of the Silver Coin Mine. Got to get up there this year. Ahhh, the list goes on....and the temp here in Brawley is consistently hitting 110. Yep, we are experiencing a cooling trend, it was only 92 degrees this AM at 6. The mountains will be nice!!!
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