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|Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2014 06:21 am||
From their website,
"Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center maintains and stewards Jawbone Flats,
a rejuvenated historic mining town in the heart of the 35,000-acre ancient forest watershed,
of the Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Recreation Area."
It's a wilderness education site now,
with a lot of this kind of old equipment and machinery laying around.
The first set of photos showed the mining stuff.
There is a small town called Jawbone Flats which was the mining camp from the 30s.
(Yes, I signed up for Freerails shortly after my visit.)
They mined gold, lead, zinc, copper and silver.
Here's a second set of photos that show some of the remnants of the sawmill.
It's a couple of miles away from the town.
I read that the logging company gave up on the site because the terrain was too steep,
and they had lost some trucks into the canyon (maybe true; impressive canyon).
Somehow this valley escaped serious logging,
and there are many stands of giant old-growth trees remaining.
Dennis aka JawboneFlats