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The Lost Horse Mine  
   

The Lost Horse Mine

Abandoned mine equipment. The square behind the wooden structure appears to be a shaft into the old mine. Above and to the left of where we were to take the picture is the remains of an old winch. Apparently cables ran over the top of the wooden structure and to the bottom of the gorge to transport the ore.
Joshua Tree National Park - Day Three

April 17th 2010
Geo: 34.1347, -116.312For our second day hiking in Joshua Tree NP we did the Lost Horse Mine Trail, about a 6.5 mile loop around the Lost Horse Mountain, including a short spur trail to the actual abandoned mine site. Met a nice young man who has started on the same goal we have of hiking in as many national parks as we can before we become too old and decrepit to do it any more. Hopefully we ca ... read more
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