I came across this old miner's cabin during a hike in the foothills at our new location.
A lot of work went into building this home.
Imagine mixing mortar and fitting all these rocks together.
At the threshold was a date of construction.
I don't find that very often in homesteads I find so this was nice to see.
It is '54' not '34'.
There was a lot of detail in the making of the fireplace with choice rocks placed in around the mantle.
Someone wanted a nice home they could admire to live in.
Up on the missing roof must have been a rain catchment system and tank. The water pipe ran down through the wall then up out the elbow to a missing faucet. Below must have been a sink.
A little nook to place a bar of soap perhaps?
Shaving kit too maybe?
Outside the remains of a outdoor kitchen and cooking facility.
I imagine the roof extended out over this area.