It's a great place for a picnic lunch, especially during the cooler months. This area becomes a furnace during the hot summer months.
|The wellhead at Mission Well|
Our chihuahua appears to be striking a pose!
A short distance north from Mission Well is Mission Mine (or what's left of it). It's a fun place to look around, and my little granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it! You can climb up on some of the mining structures for great views of Pinto Basin.
Beautiful blue skies for as far as the eye can see!
Just to the west of the mining area was something that looked like a rocky outcropping. On closer inspection, it turned out to be an old dump site of the miners!
I've seen small miner trash sites in different areas of the park, but this is the largest I've come across.
My granddaughter was busy looking for treasure.
The miners must have had very boring meals. Everything from a can, and nothing fresh in such an isolated and desolate location!
Rusty "Prince Albert" tobacco tins are common at this site. Overall, a fascinating area and I'll be coming back! There is a lot more to see!!
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