I drove up the night before to get the cabin for our weekend stay.
Chip and Sooz showed up about noon.
Robin arrived a short time later.
Dave and Rebecca arrived later that afternoon. Others are coming tomorrow.
We took a short hike in the area around the cabin.
Found a little scorpion.
Checking out an old piece of mining equipment aka the space capsule.
View to the east from one of the ridges.
The group working on Thanksgiving dinner.
Some of the food warming up on the campfire.
Dinner is ready. Everthing turned out great.
The next morning, getting ready for the hike up Ibex Peak. TomG showed up late last night.
Sooz, TomG, Rebecca, Jeff, Dave, Chip, Robin and Joe(me). The hike to Ibex Peak starts here south of Hwy 178.
The fisrt section of the hike was on a road that was closed to vehicles.
Ibex Peak is the one on the right. We plan to follow one of the ridges to the peak.
Taking a short break before starting up the ridge.
View to the west as we hike up the ridge.
Some of the others up ahead.
Another view to the west.
Almost to the peak.
On Ibex Peak at 4,487 feet.
Zoomed in on Telescope Peak.
Colorful Sheephead Mountain.
Looking east into Nevada towards Charleston Peak in the distance.
Zoomed in on Charleston Peak.
Dave came up with the idea of taking a different route down so we would check out the New Anerican Mine which is in the area.
Large tailings pile at the mine.
At the mine.
Entrance to one of the tunnels.
This can was at the mine's entrance. The carbide was used as fuel for the miner's lamps.
Looking back towards the enterance as we head in. Chip and I decided to check out the tunnel.
As we walked into the tunnel, we came upon a series of shafts going down to a lower level.
Looking down the shaft. This shaft was deeper than our lights could reach and was at about a 60 degree angle. Neither one of us was willing to go down.
Chip looking down another shaft.
I was tempted to go down, but didn't trust the ladders.
Wheel from a mine car.
Can and brush.
A cigarette can.
This was the last shaft, there was five of them.
The tin shack is the outhouse.
As we were about to start the hike out, Dave found the sign to the mine. It was laying on the ground.
We followed the road from the mine back to the vehicles.
In the wash near the end of the hike.
Back at the vehicles with Salsberry Peak in the background.
On the drive back to the cabin, we found a tarantula. We stopped to check it out and get a few photos.
Hanging out at the cabin. When we got back, Rick and Corliss were there.