CA, Sierra Nevada

Summit Mine

High up in the spires of the Sierra Nevada there lies a hidden and seldom visited mine. To reach it, you have to follow a steep trail that threads its way across jagged granodiorite cliffs with views of the old mining camp of Lundy, a thousand feet below.

Once the trail reaches the mine, you are rewarded with spectacular views of 13,057 ft (3,979m) Mt. Dana across the canyon. The trail continues underground, through the mine, and enters a high plateau to a few other prospects but the mine is the main attraction.

Inside are a few old artifacts left over from the miner's who lived here: cans, parts of tools, and a bellows. There was once an anvil here but some pinhead stole it. Leave everything you find. These places are more incredible with artifacts in place.

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