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Old 02-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #26
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All the old mining areas up to here were all hidden behind Rancher's gates and clearly posted "No Trespassing".
You can see a few piles of dirt & rock here and there, but no cool mining stuff.

At Horse Heaven, you can see old mine structures for the first time.
Still well posted, but there is plenty to see from the road.

Here, there are huge piles, and plenty of evidence of strip mining up the hill.
It's going to take a long time for the earth to recover from this.
But nobody's lived here for a long ime, so nobody cares .

Next up is Cherry Creek Ranch.
Right after I have some breakfast
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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