Many of our RV adventures include exploring western ghost towns and forgotten mining camps. Last week we looked at a few modern tools that RVers can employ in the search for such sites. Let's see how well you studied from last week.
There is a group of fellow explorers in California that maintain a website of places they have visited. However, some of the more remote/unknown/possibly dangerous sites they have given fictitious names to keep casual tourists away.
Here's your assignment:
Find the location of the mine known as the "Cheap Beer Mine"
1) Go to: http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/california/cheapbeer/cheepbeer.htm take a good look at the switch back road in the large picture. (A similar picture is below)
2) Using the regional clues given on the displayed page and others on the site, determine what area of the United States the site is located.
3) Scroll Google Earth searching that area until you find the road shown in the picture. The road leads to the abandoned mine with the bogus name of Cheap Beer Mine.
First reader to send me the approximate location of the mine via the comments link below will received two tickets to the upcoming Seattle RV & Outdoor Recreation Show!