Desert Adventure

This morning started out with me trying to get to the remains of Katherine Mine above Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave.  No such luck.  The whole area is fenced off and inaccessible.

Wanting to know why, I headed down to the Ranger station and inquired within.  It turns out the the water table of the lake has climbed high enough that the lower mine shafts of Katherine Mine are now underwater.  This has made the whole area of the mine unstable and caused sinkholes and other problems.

I volunteered to sign a waiver if I could just wander in and get some pictures.  The lady laughed and told me no. I don’t think she knows just how serious I was.

Forced to wander around on my own, I found some interesting items to share.

 

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