This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
There isn’t an unbroken window in the entire historic complex as of 2013.
Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
A tram that once linked the Sunnyside Mine to the mill in Eureka has been reduced to a single cable. Nearby, an open adit drips water into a tributary of the Animas River.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
Looking up the rock house.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.