In 1894, prospector Victor Trepier discovered gold in the Inyo Mountains. He worked the Trepier Mine on a small scale, and it never became a large mine. He built this humble little stone cabin on the side of the mountain near his mine.

Micah and I hiked for hours along steep trails to reach the cabin. It would not have been an easy life out in this wilderness, but the view of the vast Saline Valley below was incredible. It was a truly breathtaking sight.

My photos are from 2000.