At the last minute, we decided to fill our camper with kids and ATVs and head for the hills over the weekend. We landed in one of our favorite spots…a tiny town next to mountains full of old mines, perfect for days of exploration. Here’s what we found:
Old mine shafts…you wouldn’t believe how cold the air coming out of that caved-in tunnel is!
Lots of old mining equipment, begging to be climbed upon.
Little Miss stumbled on a pile of Fool’s Gold and spent several blissful minutes gathering a handful of the sparkly mineral.
Every abandoned homestead boasted patches of tiny wild raspberries, which we happily picked and enjoyed on the spot.
The view from 9,000-ish feet above sea level:
What did your Labor Day weekend look like?