Monday, August 25, 2008

Silver City or Bust!

Here is a picture of Tammy & I in front of the Idaho Hotel and Bar, built in 1866, in Silver City.

Last weekend we trailered part way up to Silver City then rode up 4 wheel drive and bike tracks into Silver City. The off road route took us by old cabins and mine shafts to Linehan Flat, past Webfoot and to Jordan Creek, then into town. It was like riding through a time machine back into the old west. "Silver" is an old mining town from the late 1800's that once had a population over 10,000. Now only a handful of the old buildings still stand. Some are being restored. One of the gals riding with us, Dani, has a house up there and that's where we stayed. No dirt camping for us! The horses had a big corral with trees, we barbq'd and had a wonderful adventure exploring Silver. We went all around town, checking out the old buildings and the cemetary, taking in the flavor of the old west. Then Sunday morning we traveled out a different path up War Eagle, past a lot of old mines, cabins, tailing piles and topping out with a view that was unmatched anywhere! After that I think it was downhill all the way back to the trailers. What a great ride and adventure! I sure am lucky to have adventurous friends!
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