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Pine Creek Shelter

While we were exploring the abandoned mining area at the Pine Creek Mine, I found this shelter. It was made up of a combination of granite rock and wood beams. The roof was made of ply wood boards so I don't think the shelter was that old or someone reestablished themselves here.

 

The shelter has a stone cooking and heating area and a little garden area that was enclosed in chicken wire. Right next to where I took this picture there was a pine tree that had a rock circular wall built up around its base. This was used as a garden area. To the right of the shelter Pine Creek flows down the mountain and you would have a constant fresh water supply. At 9,000 feet elevation and 30 miles away from Highway 395, this was a pretty cool find.

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Taken on May 29, 2018