We knew this was going to be a challenging place to reach, mainly due to the long hike and canyon crossing. Knowing that we were in for it, we decided to backpack in. It was a good choice.
"Mule Tack" is not the actual name of this mine, and it isn’t much, with only two short adits. However, records show it produced 34 tons of silver, lead, copper, and gold. The mine was worked intermittently after 1926, and ore was packed out over the mountain on mules. What a journey that must have been! Water is also scarce here.
The real draw to come out here was the remoteness of the cabin. It is not near much of anything else and has a great view. We had a great night here.
There are no directions to this hard-to-reach mine, but it can be found if you look for clues. Enjoy my photos.