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June 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Empire Canyon Hike with Sandy Brumley and Andrew Cohen June 21st at 10 a.m.
Park in the 100-250 Sandridge Avenue Lot (Marsac Avenue, just above City Hall). We’ll start with a short walk just up the hill, where we’ll see the Ontario Drain Tunnel and the site of two stamping mills, The Ontario and the Second Daly Mill. From there, we’ll head up the Ontario Ridge Trail, a single track that will take us up over the ridge into Empire Canyon. Along the way, we’ll see several old mining cabins which have fallen to ruins, along with an old DeSoto and Cadillac as well as a string of towers for the Daly Aerial Tram, one of three such trams that once operated to serve the Park City Mines. Once we get into Empire Canyon, we’ll visit perhaps the largest single treasure trove of mining artifacts in town, including, mine dumps for the American Flag and Massachusetts Mines. We’ll also visit several buildings from the Daly Mining Companies, including an explosive bunker, the Judge Mining and Smelting Company Office Building, which includes the Judge Tunnel (also known as The Anchor Tunnel.) Just across from these buildings we will see remnants from the Alliance Mine, which was subsequently bought by The Silver King Consolidated Mine. This hike takes about 2.25 hours is 3.3 miles long and has a total of 617 vertical feet of climbing. Here is a link to AllTrails, which provides additional detail on the hike: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/pc-mine-hike-141661f?p=-1. Please bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, etc. We’ll end up near Old Town, so you may want to plan a lunch for yourselves there at the conclusion of the hike!
To sign-up for hike, please contact Diane Knispel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there is a limit of 25 people per hike and we usually have a waitlist. You need to be a member in order to sign-up for a hike. If you are not a member, and would like to go, please join as a member on our website. If you sign-up and then decide you can’t go, please notify Diane ASAP so someone else on the list can go instead. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.