Gearwheel Arrastra

The old arrastra site and camp are a bit of a hike to reach, but it is well worth the effort. (An arrastra is a circular stone platform used to crush ore.) The camp appears to have been used mainly during the 1930s Great Depression, but the tin cans found at the site suggest it was used earlier.

A small mine is located nearby, but I could not find any information on its history. How everything got up here is a bit of a mystery - probably on the backs of mules - but it is clear that a lot of hard work went into creating this site.

Cabin ruin

No directions to this site.