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Worth the trip

We took my eleven year old son here years ago, and return about every other trip. Take your camera... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
SarahGerdes
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Worth the drive

Depending on conditions, the drive up there can be "interesting". If you are there to photograph... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Pixelpanderer
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Chicago
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Aug 9, 2017
“Worth the trip”
Nov 17, 2016
“Worth the drive”
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We took my eleven year old son here years ago, and return about every other trip. Take your camera and coat. The first year we had to break through snow (it was late May) and thereafter we have gone in July/August. My husband grew up...More

2  Thank SarahGerdes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Depending on conditions, the drive up there can be "interesting". If you are there to photograph, the best time is late afternoon when the sun is almost hitting the mountains to the west. Try a wide angle lens, you will get much more interesting shots....More

1  Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Yankee Girl Mine was the star of its time, and the fact that it was worked into the 1940's is probably why you can still see it today. Be sure to check out a bit of its history before you come out to make the...More

1  Thank Carole5453
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Been by this mine a couple of times. On of the better preserve mines in The Red Mountain District. There are still a lot of tailing piles that you can sift though and find some nice pieces of pyrite or quartz crystals. Fun place to...More

1  Thank pens1fan
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great hike of even snowshoe trip. Historic mining structures abound. Beautiful setting and quiet contemplative experience.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We took the short 4x4 drive to the mine, and it was a beautiful spot. This historic mining area has lots of places to explore, drive around on the 4x4 road, and take some awesome pictures!!! You can see the mine from Hwy 550 at...More

2  Thank Greg M
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