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    Just another day exploring roads, mines and geocache's around the Silver City, Idaho area.


    First stop was a cache on one of the old mining roads


    Successfully found


    My cache helper




    Then I headed to Thomas Lake, Thomas Falls and a nearby cache


    Georgie skinny dipping again




    Thomas Falls above the lake




    Listed as a lake, it's more the size of a pond in my book


    A little ice in the shaded area of the lake


    to be continued
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    Odd color's in/on the lake. Wonder if it is runoff from mine tailings


    Me and Georgie at one of the original building sites at the Ghost Ranch. Suppose to be a cache here. I couldn't find it. It was last found in 2011


    A few hundred yards away is the newer Ghost Ranch Cabin. Watch out for Sally!!!
    More info on the Ghost Ranch at the geocache website: GCQ1JP Ghost Ranch (Traditional Cache) in Idaho, United States created by Gary & Margie


    This ranch is part of the Owyhee Homestead Series of geocache's. I've been to a few so far this year (Crutcher Crossing, Bull Basin, Birch Creek)


    Old/New. Rode by an old mine which appears to be in the process of being re-mined












    "Silver Falcon Mining"


    more to come
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    On down the main War Eagle Mtn road, I explored some more old mine area's


    Recently read an article which mentioned there were 82 stamp mills in the Silver City area in the late 1800's
    Here is the foundation of one of them


    Part of the stamp mill off to the side of the above foundation


    This foundation extended further out and you can see the mine tailing piles


    At another site while heading back to the rig. Unfortunately my camera ran out of memory (just like me)
    but this cabin/mine had a sluice box running out of it to the back from the hillside. Wish I could have gotten
    a photo to show you


    Well, this ended another day long adventure in the Silver City area. Lots of things I have yet to see so I'll be back many times.

    Have a great day.
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    You should write a book on all the places you go Admiral with stories and pictures. I bet it would be a success.
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    As I have said before, I am very jealous! Thanks for sharing.

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    You're killin' me, man what a great place to explore.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Beautiful area and excellent ride report.

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    indeed, another successful chapter in that book
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    Awesome awesome awesome! And where do you find those songs!? I used to go to Idaho every year for about three months. Idaho City, Baumgartner, etc. And the Owyhees. May have ridden some of those roads. Thanks for the video, from one dog person to another.
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    another quality chapter in the Admiral's adventures.
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