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Medicine Bow Off The Beaten Path

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    by leafmcgowan Written Jun 1, 2005

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    Miner's Cabin Trail
    Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming

    A beautiful .7 mile hiking trail loop with interpretive signs takes you through patches of subalpine meadow and spruce-fir forest. An old miner's cabin is located near the end of the trail. Near the beginning of the trail is an old (collapsed) mine shaft.

    Red Mask Mine
    Constructed in the 1920's, the Red Mask Mine consisted of a vertical mine shaft, ore dump, hoisting tower, shaft house, and boiler. Claimed under the provisions of the General Mining Law of 1872, the mine was thought to contain rich veins of gold, silver, and copper. Only small amounts of silver and trace amounts of gold and copper were ever extracted. The remains presently seen consist of the collapsed hoisting tower, rusted boiler, and shafthouse remains.

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    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

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