Old Dale Info:
The chase for gold here began in the early 1880s. Wagons and trucks bumped along these roads carrying supplies and ore. The mining town of Dale - more a mining camp, because it moved with successive ore vein discoveries - supported 1000 people in its heyday. Miners and their families lived amid the whir and roar of mining machinery running day and night. Miners dealt with isolation and scarcity of water; you might too, if you choose to venture far along these backcountry roads. Travelers should be prepared, cautious, and self-sufficient - help may be a long time coming if you break down or run short on water.