Miner's Shack - Cascade Highway - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 03.028 W 117° 52.241
11U E 436380 N 5433431
Quick Description: A sharp eye and a lot of luck were required to find this long abandoned shack.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 10:26:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDRQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
This shack is well off the "Cascade Highway", about 4 miles south west of Rossland. The Cascade Highway was completed in 1922 with the hope that it would be the major route between the Rossland-Trail area and the west Kootenays. This did not turn out to be the case, and the "highway" is now mostly a forestry road, though it is maintained for several miles in from each end.

Starting around the mid 1860s, prospectors began trekking through this territory, but no finds of note were made until about 1892, when gold, silver, copper and other metals were discovered on Red Mountain at Rossland, about 4 or 5 miles north east of this site.

Given the location and the fact that there are remains of old mine buildings just west of this shack, I would have to guess that it was a prospector's or miner's shack. It doesn't date back as far as the earliest activity in the area, but is probably several decades old.

It is a single room shack with a single door and a single window in the front. The entirety, roof included, is clad in fairly heavy gauge steel. The framing is post and beam, made of peeled logs, and the roof purlins were made of what appears to be split logs.

Recommended access: N 49° 04.714 W 117° 49.286

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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