Sitting at an elevation of 8000 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, this ghost mine operated from 1909 to 1938. During its lifetime, it produced over one million dollars in gold and built and tore down three different mills. Poor management and litigation eventually doomed the mine but numerous buildings still stand today.
I had been wanting to visit here for years but just never got around to it. After a fun couple of days exploring California’s Gold Country, I made may way over to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range to finally check it out.
Knowing of its fragile state, I wasn’t sure if anything would even still be standing after this season’s record snowfall.
Looks like she survived.
It was towards the end of summer but you could still find a little color here and there.
Bed/Room (and lots of it)
Just when you think you’ve come across a pristine site, some asshole ruins it.
As you get closer to the structures you can see just how fragile everything is.
F U =BZRK=! Wonder why I don’t reveal the names or locations of some of the places I visit? Because of assholes like this.
I’m so happy I was finally able to see this place before it’s gone for good. To see more of my visit, make sure to check out the video I shot on my Vimeo channel.
Locations and directions to some of the places found on this site are not listed, please don’t ask for them. Tread lightly, leave no trace and always respect the wonder that surrounds you.