2nd and Healing way., Lakewood, CO
~ SALLY BARBER MINE TRAIL ~ This is a beginner to intermediate ski trip. This is a beautiful trail with snow capped peaks emerging to the west as we come through a healthy pine forest and gain elevation. Sensational panoramas from the site include Mineral Hill (10,891'), Brewery Hill (11,370'), Humbug Hill (11,031') and Farncomb Hill (11,337'). It is about 5.6 miles round trip with a 655' elevation gain. Please bring plenty of water, hot tea, snacks, lunch and appropriate gear and clothing. Any questions please send me a message.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By signing up for this trip you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own health and safety. You agree to not hold any event organizer, this meetup group or MB Guide Services LLC liable for any accidents causing injury or death.
HISTORY: The Sally Barber Mine is located on the south rim of French Gulch on Barney Ford Hill. The Breckenridge Daily Journal claims the mine was established in 1880 by a group of Bald Mountain miners, while The Mining Directory of 1883 shows it was opened in 1882 by G.T Metzger, a Breckenridge resident. Both accounts agree it was a small but long-time producer of zinc and other minerals, and an important part of Colorado's Gold Rush era. The mine reportedly grossed $1,000 in 1899 from gold, lead, silver and zinc. It officially closed in 1911 due to transportation issues on the mountain, but briefly reopened during World War I to extract zinc. The mine site has multiple interpretive signs describing its occupational and operational history, and much of the original mining equipment is on display.
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