Finally got out on some dirt roads today to explore some more old mines around Las Vegas. Lots to explore. I went on some pretty rough roads and broke my passenger door step. Bummer.
I stay out of vertical shafts
Plenty of mine ruins to explore
This was a fun mine to enter. It was dug in 1913. It went back about a thousand yards and split into many side tunnels and one vertical tunnel going up from the main tunnel.
Looking back toward the entrance
Split into two tunnels
Note the chisel holes
This vertical shaft went straight up from the main tunnel. The beam on the right was about 10 feet above my head.
Another tunnel. This one was too low to walk through, so I stayed out.
Looking down the mountain from some of the mines