Hiking into the ghost town with enough gear to live there for a few days, if we wanted.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
The front of the power plant (right), the distillery itself (center), and the regaling house (left).
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
These long curved corridors connected the wards. Locked doors on both of their ends were a security and comfort feature. Sounds and people would be sealed in their respective wards, as the hallways would act like beautiful airlocks; they were so long that it was unlikely that doors would be open on both sides at the same time. Portra 160.
Kate stands on top of the tailings pile that added some usable land to the side of the gulch. Somewhere nearby is the buried Santiago Tunnel.
Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940.
The sun shining through one of the buildings; everything was overgrown.