I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
This is one of the rooms near Shaft 1 that was converted to be a Dry Room, where workers would wash and change between shifts.
There’s no way an explorer, much less a choir, could stand here now. Since this picture was taken the roof has collapsed onto the loft.
Pillars among trees… those who inherit the earth will be so confused.
The railworks was totally demolished.
Connecting the ground and the sky.
Snow weight collapsed this section of McKee… the newest section. The brick buildings always outlive cheap metal ones.