A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
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.
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.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
This is the far interior of the hotel, where the darkness made the shag carpet seem to move whenever the trees outside swayed. That is to say, constantly.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
A mid-line polishing booth. It was fun to see the thousands of lasers and other sensors that guided the robotic arms and tools around the bodies as they passed. Note the red/green stop/go lights in the distance.
I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.