Tuesday, October 16, 2007










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.



2 Comments:

Blogger SusanE said...

I love the lines on the picture of what I presume is the bunkhouse.... that's a great shot....

5:44 PM

 
Blogger laura said...

Me, too! I thought that building was extraordinarily narrow!

6:50 PM

 

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