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August 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thaynes Canyon Hike with Sandy Brumley and Josh Grotstein August 25th at 10 a.m.
Park in the lot at the base of PCMR, where we’ll catch The Crescent Lift. We’ll hike from the top of the lift into the following sites: King Con Tram Counterweight – We’ll view this from the Crescent Chair. King Con Ore Bin & King Con Tram – while we won’t hike down to the ore bin, we’ll view it from above and have a view of where the King Con Tram, one of three aerial trams built to serve Park City mines, came over the ridge. The Keystone Mine – here we’ll see a grated tunnel and a few remaining scraps from the tracks of the ore carts used to remove waste rock and product from the mine. The California-Comstock Mine – perhaps (?) the oldest of the remaining buildings on the PCMR property. The Thaynes Headframe and Thaynes Conveyor – two of the largest projects of The Friends of Ski Mountain Mining. The Scene of the Crime – in August of 1883, Mat Brennan was shot by a sniper as he observed a geological survey being conducted for E.M. Wheeler by Joseph Gorlinski. John “Black Jack” Murphy was accused of being the shooter and was hung by vigilantes several days later. Was Black Jack the real killer? Dramatic speculation will ensue. The Crescent Mine – originally developed by John Daly under contract to a company organized by Ed Ferry. This and other properties in the area became key components of Silver King Consolidated aka King Con. We’ll hike back up to the Crescent Chairlift, which will return us to the base. This hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Additional details will be provided, in a future release regarding this hike.
To sign-up for hike, please contact Diane Knispel 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 you 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.