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kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Met up with a few out of town buddies for our annual underground adventure. Headed to Sandon for a couple of days, then was back to work yesterday and today then hoping Friday to meet up again and explore the HB mine near Salmo.

First mine 2 of us went back about 1 km before chickening out, the other 2 figured they went back that distance again before reaching the end! Lots of cool history, ore carts, tracks, tramway cable hanging 100' in the air, boiler for an old steam engine and lots of mines I haven't seen up that way even though I've been there several times.

I won't name the mines, would hate to see the equipment go missing, someone still owns each of the mines even if they are closed at this time.

Enjoy the pics!

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:42 PM
First batch

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:44 PM
And more

Lieutenant Johnson
07-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Very cool stuff thanks for the pics

The King Machine
07-23-2014, 08:46 PM
awesome!!

Pretty Jealous

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:47 PM
And then........

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:49 PM
More? :D

Taxidermy
07-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Nice photos!

Cool looking equipment. It looks like a big mine as there are two tracks and two tunnels.

Was that a "white phone" hanging on the pole in one of the photos?

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Almost all of them.......

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Found a couple I missed

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Ok so there were a lot more then I thought!

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Last one!

skyjacker
07-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Great pics thanx for sharing

kootenaycat
07-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Nice photos!

Cool looking equipment. It looks like a big mine as there are two tracks and two tunnels.

Was that a "white phone" hanging on the pole in one of the photos?

You bet Taxi, it was a long hike back and they had to have a way of communicating with the boss outside

youngun
07-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Very cool, i would love to come out that way sometime and get you to take me for a tour to some of these before its too late

Yager
07-23-2014, 10:50 PM
so freaking cool. We havent been up to the interior for the past couple years and I miss this stuff.

atoyot
07-24-2014, 02:02 PM
awesome shots!!!!!!!!
would love to have joined ya!!!!![cheers]
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.gonna be up n around princeton then up into ur area beg of august...
ill have tp pop in say hi!

might go deeper into headly aswell...

harvester_sorrow
07-24-2014, 05:07 PM
is anyone thinking what im thinking....

Zip line!![36]

kootenaycat
07-24-2014, 05:14 PM
is anyone thinking what im thinking....

Zip line!![36]
First thing that crossed our minds :D

kootenaycat
07-24-2014, 05:15 PM
awesome shots!!!!!!!!
would love to have joined ya!!!!![cheers]
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.gonna be up n around princeton then up into ur area beg of august...
ill have tp pop in say hi!

might go deeper into headly aswell...

I'm on holidays Aug 3 - 22 so let me know when you're in the area, you bringing a quad?

78bronco
07-24-2014, 08:28 PM
cool pics would love to do that trip some day

DIRTDIGGLER
07-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Vary cool, 1k in that's spooky :eek:

Pudge
07-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Awesome!!

Chopstick
07-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Y cant u be on holidays till september damn it!

I cant wait to go!!

lincoln locked
07-26-2014, 11:11 PM
wow so cool pics I love it

stockwheels
07-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Sweet pics !!