Thor poses on the ruins. Photo by David.
Thor checks out one of the stamps at Empire Mine
The old Manager's Office at Empire Mine
This used to be the big stamp mill where ore was crushed to extract the gold.
The Carpentry Shop at Empire Mine
Thor pulls David up to the second level to check out the Electrician's Shop
Back at the miner's office. I want the giant triangle!
Deeply worn stairs inside the mine manager's office
Bench next to the blacksmith's shop.
Peering down the main mine shaft where miners would be lowered in carts down the steep shaft.
Lots of equipment on display in the main mine yard
Next, we hiked a loop around the trails. Lots of old mining debris can be found.
Foundations from one of the many mines in the area.
One stretch of trail was paved by this old cobblestone walkway.