|Lichens on Snowstorm Summit|
|Heterotheca fulcrata near Kennebec Pass|
|Yellow-bellied Marmot - Mayor of Animas Forks|
To the west was the massive ruins of the old Frisco Mill that just turned 100 years old. The roof is essentially gone, but it would be a shame to see all those huge timbers just rot away. An entire old-growth forest must've been logged just for that one building; most of the beams are easily 24 x 24" and 20' long... and there's thousands of them. There doesn't seem to be much left of Eureka, but there is a little canyon there with 3 awesome waterfalls. A few more waterfalls were along the way. We camped near a cascade by Animas Forks and awoke to frost on the windshield in mid August -- I can't imagine what a winter would be like there.
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!
|Rainbow over the Gold Prince ruins|