It was well overdue for an outing with Rob and Sherrie. We normally do this monthly, but it’s probably been 6 months or longer. And as we often do, we set off to places none of us had been before to discover the mining history of the area. But if anyone had asked, we were hunting for wild mushrooms and raspberries (which we found and ate).
We headed up towards Mammouth (or Mammoth, depending which sign or map we were looking at) Gulch in Gilpin County. As we bounced and jostled up the 4×4 road, Rob kept an eye on the maps. There was a “Y” symbol next to the road, which in U.S.G.S. symbology means an adit or tunnel. So we stopped to explore what we couldn’t see.