Michigan UP - Abandoned Iron Mine

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  1. negative9

    negative9 No NASholes Allowed

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    A few pics from our weekend scoot through some of the UP's abandoned iron mine country.

    My buddy Tim and I on an old cow path.
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    An old bridge through a cedar swamp.
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    The bridge just stopped there before the creek
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    Rock Dam
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    Mine Ponds
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    Mine Processing Plant Ruines
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    Tailings Pond Silt Flats
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    These tailings ponds were created from the waste water and black iron ore silt. The view is from a manmade leve in the middle of the ponds.
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    200 Ft drop into the tailings pond.
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  2. BusyWeb

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    Very nice photos and sceneries..:clap
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  3. GB

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    Looks good.. :thumb in the future, if you can link larger pics, it would save time on clicking and loading your pics in a second window. :D
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  4. negative9

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    My wife and her lil XT...
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    Me trying to follow typical Mighigan directions.....
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  5. DeutschMark

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    Looks like fun. I plan to check that area out next summer.
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  6. negative9

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    If you have a Garmin GPS, I have mapped almost the entire area on OpenStreetMaps.
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=45.9032&lon=-87.8775&zoom=12&layers=M

    I don't know of any other map that has all the trails that I have traced in. This map contains many hours tracing USGS, Googlemaps, Yahoo Maps, Satelite maps. Plus my own GPS track files.

    You can upload OpenStreetMaps directly to your Garmin.
    For more info just email me.
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  7. negative9

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    Here are some compiled GPS tracks with the images.
    Groveland Mine

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  8. DeutschMark

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    Thanks for the info.
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