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Grayhorse Mine

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On New Year's Eve, a few friends and I went out to find Grayhorse Mine. This mine is just north of Kearny, Arizona. We left at 6 am (so we could get back early and hit a few other places on the way). Our first stop was the Ripsey Hill area to explore some more of the mines/ruins there:

 

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Old Ranch house near Ripsey Hill

 

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Wooden structure

 

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View from below

 

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Cans, cans and more cans. Not sure what they had in these, but they needed a lot of it

 

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An old scale

 

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An old winch

 

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Tons of old engine parts strewn all over

 

On our way to Grayhorse, we found this interesting rock feature. I found some really cool rocks here.

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Me and Cat-dog

 

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Looking back from the rock feature

 

One of the first things you'll notice at Grayhorse is the remnents of an old stone foundation bridge:

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Not going to cross it

 

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Old stone roadway, laid out like bricks. First time I've ever seen that.

 

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Some of the stone ruins there

 

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Grayhorse Mine

 

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Cat-dog doesn't like going in mines, so she stayed outside

 

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Well, mostly. This is as far as she came in

 

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Let the sun shine in (to the back of the Grayhorse Mine)

 

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Looking up at the air vent

 

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Enjoying the mine

 

Oh, I almost forgot the gratuitous Cat-dog pics:

 

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"Are you done yet?"

 

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"Where we going next, Dad?"

 

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She was so tired on the way home she didn't notice her blanket had fallen on top of her

 

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We uncovered her and this is how she spent the rest of the trip home

 

 

It was an awesome trip at some really cool places. And, we even got home before dark (which is fairly unusual for me)!

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PRETTY COOL. Its a shame I wasn't with you. Maybe next time.

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Nice report, Matt. Hope we can get together again on a run.

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Very cool! May have to check this one out someday!!

smiles, ladybug

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