This peak is a little over 7,000 feet high and is a popular hiking spot. As a bulky Minnesotan who is better built for an arctic expedition, I stuck to the mesa.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
The back door into the old distillery building. Not castle-like at all, sadly.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.
Shortly after the former delivery wagon shed was arsoned in 2005. A turning point in the story of Hamms’ abandonment.
A light-painted portrait of one of the few remaining carts that moved everything from fresh eggs to soiled laundry through the tunnels.
One of the flashier details on the front of the Twohy Mercantile Building.
The mine was built with stone, wood, and steel. It’s in good condition.
Looking between the asbestos house and mineral (lime) house.