Old Cars, Old Schools, Contaminated Ground Make for Lovely Hike
Then we tackled the 1400 feet of elevation gain to arrive at the old mining town, which has several buildings still intact, including what we thought was an old school. We did go inside to find mounds and piles of rat and mouse droppings. We didn't stay too long or disturb anything for feat of hanta virus, but many interesting items still remain inside. Most of the screens on the windows were still in place too.
We also had fun looking at the old work trucks, rusted a pretty color. We finished the hike around 3:30 and decided not to stop for food and headed home instead. We went 7 miles. However, Jasmine and June went a bit farther as June's glasses had fallen out of her pack, so the two of them went back to retrieve them. And, yes, they did find the glasses. Yay.
Who went: June, Susan, Katie, Jasmine (our guide)