Hiking into the ghost town with enough gear to live there for a few days, if we wanted.
A typical rail shop.
Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
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.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place.