Rainbow Canyon on a Cloudy Day and a Hike to an Old Mine

Hiked up to the now closed up Lead Mine at the base of Mummy Mountain this afternoon and got a good view of the Rainbow Canyon area with the Carpenter Canyon Burn area just behind it. It’s a good perspective of just how close the fire got to the community.

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Here are some more photos from our hike:

At the start of the trail
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The start of something new!
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Loved the clouds over the peaks and you can start to see the Aspen leaves starting to turn.
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The gold plaque is the Mine claim, I have no idea how long that is been there. It was an old Lead Mine, my guess is they were hoping to find Silver alongside the Lead!
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Into the Mine Shaft!
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The trail with the head of the Mummy in the background
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More images can be seen at this gallery link.

I took my 8 year old on his first fairly long hike and through a few mumbles and grumbles, on the way down I asked him if he had a good time. He said, “No, I had a great time”! So I’m hoping to get back up exploring the hills soon!