Independence gold mine was closed in 1951 but has some really cool ruins still left. It's very surreal to walk among the rubble of what used to be a thriving community with bunkhouses, offices and even a school. The mill was in ruins but the bunkhouses held up pretty well. There was also some random machinery like an ironer. The road was closed when I went a few weeks ago, but it was a nice hike in the snow. I only saw one other guy when I was up there, and he was cross country skiing. I wasn't expecting all the snow, but I think seeing it in the snow was a dramatic way to see it.