We visited a small petroglyph and pictograph site out in the middle of a lonely Nevada valley. The petroglyphs are primarily around a rain-filled tinaja in a basalt lava flow. The tinaja is the only source of water for some distance. This would have been an important stop while travelling and I think I spotted a faint trail heading off towards the mountains.
The Oakland Group of mines never produced much. The mines were worked for gold from 1922 to 1934. A vertical shaft is reported to have gone down to at least 75 ft with drifts and a separate incline shaft that dropped to 85 ft. Water was encountered at these depths
Crescent Peak Arrastra
I visited a fairly modern arrastra in Southern Nevada in 2019. It is mostly intact with the drag stones still in place. That is a rare find! The district was worked prehistorically for turquoise but there are some small gold deposits here. A shallow shaft and other prospects are behind
Hidden Forest Cabin
Tucked away inside a canyon of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the Hidden Forest Cabin. Built around 1900 by folks unknown, the rustic, single room log cabin was once used by Nevada game wardens in 1936 when the Desert NWR was established. More recently, in 2008-2010, the cabin underwent