TCMRA Spring Rides – 2021

 

We visited the Big Iron mine - it's under current claim, but the owners allow people to visit the old open pit mine.  Watch out for open shafts in the area, though!

We visited the Big Iron mine – it’s under current claim, but the owners allow people to visit the old open pit mine. Watch out for open shafts in the area, though!  Sheep Creek ride 2021.

 

We had a USFS permit to use a road into private land and we got landowner permission to visit other old mine sites.

We had a USFS permit to use a road into private land and we got landowner permission to visit other old mine sites.

 

A visit to the famed Madonna trees was fun - they're dedicated to the parents of the current landowners.

A visit to the famed Madonna trees was fun – they’re dedicated to the parents of the current landowners.

 

Keith at the Madonna tree memorial to the patriarch of the landowners' family

Keith at the Madonna tree memorial to the patriarch of the landowners’ family

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Renee at the Madonna tree memorial to the matriarch of the landowners' family

Renee at the Madonna tree memorial to the matriarch of the landowners’ family

 

Sally's enjoying her new Yamaha!

Sally’s enjoying her new Yamaha!

 

Private lane - we had permission to drive this route

Private lane – we had permission to drive this route

 

We had a USFS permit for this route.

We had a USFS permit for this route.

 

There were lots of mines and prospect holes on the private land where Keith got permission for our ride.

There were lots of mines and prospect holes on the private land where Keith got permission for our ride.

 

Jack and his best friend enjoyed seeing the mines near where his father used to work on our Sheep Creek ride!

Jack and his best friend enjoyed seeing the mines near where his father used to work on our Sheep Creek ride!

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Snowy route to Clayton from Addy

Snowy route to Clayton from Addy

 

Kelly Hill Loop 2021

Kelly Hill Loop 2021

Summit Lake on Kelly Hill Loop route

Summit Lake on Kelly Hill Loop route

 

Rocky Lake Loop 2021

Rocky Lake Loop 2021

Rocky Lake view - DNR lands

Rocky Lake view – DNR lands