I'm a fan of arches. I don't know why but they are always fun to find. There aren't that many in Joshua Tree National Park (Arch Rock and Garrett's Arch come to mind) but the lesser-known Window Rock one is lurking right off the road.
Inyo Copper Mine
Perched above the Lippincott Road in Saline Valley, unknown to most travelers below, is the nearly forgotten Inyo Copper Mine. Once owned by the Inyo Copper Mines and Smelter Company in the early 1900s, ore ranging from 4% to 41% copper was discovered here. The rich ore must have been
The Hoodoo Cabin is a little historic cabin located in the heart of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona. I believe it was built in 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and right about the same time that Kofa was established. Apparently, the cabin was built from a kit.
Rob Roy Mine
The Rob Roy Mine is one of the few interesting mining ruins still left in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (another being the Big Eye Mine). The mine is small and was mainly worked in 1934-1935 and in 1941-1942 when it produced some 435 tons of silver and gold. After