Vanity Summit-Seafoam Lakes Part 5

After soaking in the splendor of what still is and of what once was … I continue forward to explore still a couple of tracks extending past the lake.  The first left stops approx. 100 yds in to an old landing…. evidence of a mine or activity of is present above.  Curiosity dictates further investigation!

Just above the landing I do find a couple of excavated areas that were once covered. I’m not sure if these areas were actual mines or maybe exploratory holes as they do not extend in very far?

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Relics of mining past ….

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View down to Seafoam Lake …

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After concluding my investigation of this spot I continue up the road which climbs and winds a short distance concluding at a once was trailhead…

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The views of the surrounding ridgelines are clearly visible through the burned trees …. although dense forest would still be my preference.

Idaho wilderness ….

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I hike around a bit and then start my retreat back down the mountain ….

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Seafoam Creek (I think)

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Once back down in the valley I continue back up Rd 008 …. the reported washout had been repaired, but without a drain culvert, so the next storm of significance will probably wash out the road once again ….

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Junction to Josephus Lake (my next stop) and Grayhound Mine …..

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To be continued ….

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