All we need is some horsepower.
Moved, left no forwarding address.
We hiked down the road looking for sites 8, 9, and 10.
At 8A we found a kiln and big iron looking mailbox.
Ajay led the way up uphill on an abandoned road to a very overgrown
dead end. We headed back down continuing on FR201A toward site 9.
No mine was in sight when we arrived at GPS location 9.
We hiked up a narrow road and bushwhacked some but could not find it.
We decided to return and then continue on to site 10.
It was a large open pit visible from as far back as FR201 where we had
parked the vehicles.
No mining junk or shafts to explore.
Returning to the cars, we came across two mine shafts at 8B.
We explored the one free of water until we reached the bats.
The road appeared to be recently graded. At “RX1” we
hiked around a locked vehicle gate that the forest service
installed since I hiked on June 11th, 2011.
We came across a mineshaft at M3. It was shallow.
The main road came to an end as we approached a flat area with a fenced
off shallow pit.
The road edge provided scenic view of the mercury processing plant down
in the valley.