Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
National Mine and its rockhouse (?) as seen from Mammoth Hill. From this angle, I am fairly certain this was a crushing and sorting house. The bottom looks like it has two aerial tram doors as well.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
It’s a small world… look at it.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
Ground floor windows were built to be barred.
I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is.
A failed squat at the plant. A massive electric storm (see photos) ruined this otherwise perfect flop.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!