Sunday, July 19, 2009

ghost town

This morning A and I along with my cousin Emily set off in search of the remains of several small mining towns which were established in the late 1800s and subsequently abandoned. We found a few of these ghost towns, scattered around Juab County in Utah, along with a log cabin, a museum with no scheduled hours*, a man who lives alone in an old post office, and a plethora of rusty nails. Good times.

p.s. Huzzah for my little brother who agreed to let me borrow his camera for the remainder of my vacation! He is one swell chappy.

*You just have to call when you're in town so someone can come over to let you in. We would have missed out completely but for the lady running the gas station who informed us of the strange method of operation then made the call on our behalf since there is no cell phone service in the area. A short time after the call was placed a very pleasant and knowledgeable volunteer arrived to give us a complete tour.

(photo 2 by E. Draper)


Anonymous said...

gasp! This looks awesome. Sounds like you had a great time.

Danielle said...

hey! are you still in slc? email me!

Missa said...

Very cool! Love that photo of Ava on the wall, perfectly haunting for a ghost town pic.

Here's to generous camera lending family members too!

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

I occasionally dream of leaving NYC for a less populated and open environment. The cluster, the hustle and bustle of life in the city really does my head in sometimes.

I love the pictures of the adventures you always seem to go on. Makes for a fun-filled life.