Yeah, we did again. Not sure what that place is about. The adit only goes back maybe 50 yards. No other levels in there at all. As far as portals (entrances) go, it is probably one of the nicest ones we've seen in the area. Funny how that works. A mine with an impressive tailing pile like Christmas Mine has very little depth to it while others, like Kirby Mine look almost like a little prospect and go on several hundred yards and levels.
If you make your way down the wash (35°43'48.68"N 115°28'22.47"W) you'll come across the trail to the Silver Gem and Mountain Queen Mines. Those mines were both vertical operations and both have been sealed, but the trail leading up to it has plenty of structures to see. We found out when we got home that there is also a back way to Sultan Mine.
After a little research, I was able to find the eastern wash leading to the Christmas Mine. In that research I also read all portals, but the very top have been dynamited. Sad to know, but better to read about it comfy at home than finding out after climbing an hour.
My favorite part about exploring is seeing a feature or a tailing for the first time. It's that moment of discovery I crave. There is still plenty to see out there, but sadly, I haven't had that feeling in a while.
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