Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Coolidge, Ghost Town but no ghosts

On the road to where we camped the day we left Harrison Park which was the trail head. this is also the road to Coolidge. There are places to dry camp all the way beyond where they were logging.
Isn't that an interesting rock? It was about 5' tall. The parking area for the ghost town is about half a mile from the actual town. It is a half mile walk unless you have a 4 wheeler. We could have unloaded the horses and rode but we all agreed that would take longer than the walk.

The guys walking ahead of me.

I wish someone had maintained the buildings.

A fence - duh. I am sure you could see that.

A pretty stream.

An open mine shaft. I didn't even like walking around it.

The Back Country Horsemen of that area refurbished that cabin.

It was an interesting place to walk around. I wish the places could talk so we could know what went on in it. It was a mining town.

The next morning Bob took Joyce and I to the Elkhorn Hot Springs. That was fun too. A good hot shower and hair washing and then soaking in a 95 degree pool. I could have stayed all day I think. It was awesome. Angelo had some maintenance to do on the truck so he stayed with the horses. Lots of cows around there. A BIG range bull ambled through our camp that morning. When we got back to the camp site we loaded up and started out. Our second day toward home.