London Mine Tram
London Mine Tram

Base of the London Mine tram. It was built because there was not room in the valley to do the train.

NEW - Goldfield mining cabin
NEW - Goldfield mining cabin

At the north end of the Vindicator trail lies this old cabin. It appears in better condition than most, even though it is a ruin.

NEW - Elk Hunting north of Hayden
NEW - Elk Hunting north of Hayden

In yesteryear, energy was so precious the pioneers put their tiny homes in the valley, out of the wind. The key to taking this photo was to not step in the new snow.

Alma Cemetery
Alma Cemetery

Up Buckskin Gulch lies the Alma Cemetery. Some monuments are quite recent and some are quite...shall we say different. This photo captures an older monument or two. It represents also my first developing in Rodinal. Rodinal is meant for perceived edge sharpening, but creates a bit more grain. I love the look but not sure about the grain.

New London Mine
New London Mine

One passes through the yard of the New London Mine on the east side of Mosquito Pass.

New London Mine Equipment
New London Mine Equipment

Ingersoll Rand has been around the mining industry since 1905. Here we see one of their pieces of equipment. Looks like an engine with a wheel to move a belt.

Windy Point Bristlecone
Windy Point Bristlecone

Bristlecone pines grow behind my house. However, I had to drive to Buckskin Gulch and then Jeep three miles to find 1000 year-old Bristlecones

Windy Point Bristlecones
Windy Point Bristlecones

My good friend and ski buddy, Keith, told me about these Bristlecone Pines. The entire grove is tipped to the southeast. This photo also has some smoke from the Weston fire on the right side. Welcome to Colorado.

Paris Mill
Paris Mill

Above Alma, CO, lies Buckskin Gulch. Folks are apparently according the signage restoring the Paris Mill. I could not locate the Paris mine that used to operate above the mill.

Paris Mill B&W
Paris Mill B&W

Carrie and I climbed a scree slope across from the Paris Mill to capture a B&W of the old mill buildings in their setting.

NEW - Bunkhouse Buckskin
NEW - Bunkhouse Buckskin

On up Buckskin Gulch sits an old bunkhouse. In the days of mining, walking, horse, burro, or cart were the means of transportation. The miners did not make it back home each night obviously, so they stayed near their work.

Park County City Hall
Park County City Hall

Park County City Hall sports a corner stone from 1874 and an inscription by Hayden.

Huge Toys
Huge Toys

The little trucks carry 206 tons of material. The front-end loader is even larger. Victor-Cripple Creek 2018.

Forest Queen Ore House
Forest Queen Ore House

During a blizzard, Carrie and I headed to the mines for some Hasselblad action.

Snowy day at Victor
Snowy day at Victor

Old mine header in blizzard