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« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2015, 08:38:36 AM »
BJ, That's one of those government planted stealth rainbow trout. Hope you threw it back....just saying.
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« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2015, 11:18:34 AM »
Yeah it went back in.
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« Reply #102 on: February 18, 2015, 07:21:38 AM »
Lot of elevation of this hike, like about 2,000 feet if youíre going to #5 Tyee Lake.  The small pond visible down canyon is called Mud Lake.  This photo is from a few years ago.


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« Reply #103 on: February 18, 2015, 07:23:46 AM »
Many old abandoned mines in this area if you know where to look.  This one id near the Tyee Trailhead.



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« Reply #104 on: February 18, 2015, 07:24:41 AM »
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« Reply #105 on: February 19, 2015, 06:56:33 AM »
More photos of the mine.  Lot of quartz rock around so must have been a gold/silver mine.


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« Reply #106 on: February 19, 2015, 06:58:04 AM »
Inside one of the mine shafts.  Goes quite a ways into the mountain!


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« Reply #107 on: February 19, 2015, 07:00:00 AM »
Whats left of a building, cabin?  Counted 3-4 building sites and a large dump site.


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« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2015, 06:07:59 AM »
Door to the mine


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« Reply #109 on: February 20, 2015, 06:09:01 AM »
How I found the mine in the first place, old road!



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« Reply #110 on: February 20, 2015, 06:10:51 AM »
Looking down at the road from the mine entrance.  You need to be part mountain goat to get up here! ;D


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« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2015, 07:03:17 AM »
Next to Parchers is Rainbow Pack Outfit.  I would walk down there every morning before they took off with my coffee and say hi to the stock.


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« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2015, 07:04:27 AM »
Off they go to resupply some backpackers in the backcountry.


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« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2015, 07:43:18 PM »
It amazes me that the mine work was done using the limited equipment that they had.

Thanks for the images and the history.


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« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2015, 07:35:44 AM »
Like in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"  they must have just followed a faint trail of gold/silver all the way up the hill to where they mined.  Thanks so much for sharing so much of this beautiful area with us!

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« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2015, 07:50:28 PM »
Ditto to the two previous replies! 

You find (and share with us) some truly incredible gems of  ES history.  No pun intended.

Q -  so did the pack stock reply to your greetings each morning?  :-) 

Please keep posting your experiences.

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« Reply #116 on: February 23, 2015, 06:58:30 AM »
Even though I seen countless mines from the late 1800ís to the turn of the century, it still amazes me the effort and labor the miners put in to search for the elusive metal.  Always been a trill to me to discover an old mine, especially for the first time.  One missed step from this cliff mine location and you would have been toast!
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« Reply #117 on: February 23, 2015, 07:00:44 AM »

Q -  so did the pack stock reply to your greetings each morning?  :-) 

Please keep posting your experiences.


PAC, funny you mentioned that.  They would line up every morning to be caressed and scratched on the head.  Very friendly bunch.


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« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2015, 07:04:11 AM »
Bishop Creek Canyon


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« Reply #119 on: February 24, 2015, 07:05:57 AM »
Bishop Creek Canyon near the pass


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Re: Bishop Creek Canyon
« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2015, 06:54:28 AM »
Last photo for this thread.  Saved the best for last I beleave.  Thanks all who voted and I think it was a good choice too!  Thanks again! :clap: :clap: :clap:




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« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2015, 07:15:49 AM »
Hawk. No, thank YOU very much
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« Reply #122 on: February 26, 2015, 05:35:57 AM »
Ditto what TEX said.  I'm downloading pictures as fast as you put them up.  I may never see for myself all the magnificence, but I have something to spur me on to get there.
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« Reply #123 on: February 26, 2015, 08:41:35 AM »
I booked a week for this summer at Parchers, so maybe a part 2 coming soon if I do any good.  Hope to fish some new waters that I did not get a chance to last time.  Can't imagine being any better than last summer, but I'll try! :fishing3:
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Re: Bishop Creek Canyon
« Reply #124 on: February 26, 2015, 10:52:44 AM »
Cool stuff.... thanks!
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