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highwaystar
07-23-2006, 08:18 PM
Thanks to your votes in All Around the Province, Spent a night in Grand Forks with the plan of Snaking back through Greenwood and visiting the Ghost Mining Towns of Pheonix and Paris along the way.

9AM in Grand Forks Very hot already time for a swim

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Grandforks in Distance, making way up to Pheonix

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At one time Pheonix had 4000 Residents and an NHL Hockey Team. Today all thats left is the memorial to the People who died in WWI from the town, and the cemetary

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this thing also survived, whatever it is

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this used to be a town

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Wound our way down to Greenwood

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Went up the hill to the big smoke stack thing

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Set off in hopes of finding the so called "Lost City of Paris" Small town that vanished into the trees since deserted when the mine closed up back in the 20's.
2 bears, 1 stubborn cow, and many drinking waters later we found a cabin

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hood from an old truck?
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oh, theres the truck. After debating that i could get this beast running if given an hour or so I decided not to since the radio was missing and it wasnt a toyota so whats the point :confused: [k]
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Quite by accident on a hillside just above this house i ran into this grave. Probably the owner of the truck & cabin.

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The next 2 hours or so was a blur as we scoured the hillside for the City of Paris, only realizing halfway back to Grand Forks that i was supposed to take a left way back at the Y according to my chicken scratch notes i cobbled together and didnt read.[16] It did result in the finding of a dilapitated cabin, and a random shot of my truck. My truck is sexy. so its worth it.

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Finally the City of Paris. I reminded my gf that i always said i would take her on a romantic trip to Paris in the Summer.
She hit me.
It didnt hurt tho.

These pictures do not show the "town" too well. there are about 8-12 Cabins in good shape and a Church I do believe thats not too in good shape, and quite a few other decaying ruins. All were in close proximity. like an eerie abandoned camp

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The area is rich in history, but not so rich in relics without spending significant time poking around. Don't go in 40 Degree Weather.

After reading that post about the Tillicum mine, I think i know where im goin next[36]

Murd0c
07-23-2006, 08:22 PM
Looks like a awesome trip, great pics!!

jeeper
07-23-2006, 08:23 PM
Awesome !


Good to see you have the Paris thing gone from your honeydoo list !


Looks like it was a hot one out there as well !

Pudge
07-23-2006, 08:26 PM
nice pics, always a joy looking threw your adventures

BC_4RUNNER
07-23-2006, 08:27 PM
[36] Great story, sounds like a wicked weekend[36]

bigyellowbronco
07-23-2006, 08:29 PM
awesome pics jonny p.s happy b-day

Deathtrap
07-23-2006, 09:36 PM
I was through that area in mid June, pheniox was cool, I didnt really want to explor the backroads to much tho, only had the gf and baby with me and the truck was acting up, I got some pics also and will post em up later.

Dreded
07-23-2006, 09:36 PM
that is AWSOME! I love trips like that finding old stuff to explore makes the event so much more memorable [36] [36] [36]

blower
07-23-2006, 09:42 PM
nice pics,looks like a great place to take some holidays and look around.

kootenaycat
07-23-2006, 10:01 PM
Nice job on finding the old townsites! Always wanted to head over that way, just need more time in the schedule!

Did the info from Greg's site help much? He has a good write up on that area. One mine he found looked like one to check out, an angled shaft that had steel ladders chained together! :eek:

nykoma
07-23-2006, 10:06 PM
wow good job man... its been a long time since been through that way
great pictures of the "lost city of paris"[36] [36] [cheers]

Sauce-Monster
07-23-2006, 10:07 PM
Wow! U always have such interesting adventures! Its awesome that you actually know what you're looking at....its not just random abandoned shit!
Great pics!

apefrill
07-23-2006, 10:16 PM
Great pics! Makes me a bit embarassed that I live only a few hours away and had no idea about most of that stuff:o

Have to take my dad to check out that stuff, he loves exploring old towns and stuff

exo_toy
07-23-2006, 10:17 PM
Looks Like a great time, I'd like to to some exploring, but A/c would be needed in this weather

S'ploder
07-23-2006, 10:53 PM
Very cool pics & exploring story. It's so cool to find bits of the past like that. More and more they're overgrown & forgotten about.

230
07-23-2006, 11:09 PM
i got to check that place out

highwaystar
07-23-2006, 11:42 PM
thx for replys, A/C is definetly needed, as is parking the kids and wife at a campground unless they really like explorin'.

kootenaykat, I saw that tube from that greg fellows site, as well as a few adits in the paris area and throughout the day. Seems someone has gone through alot of trouble to chain them off at some point in time.
None of the shafts i checked out in person had cold air coming out of them which i found strange, because they usually do around here:confused:

I think the stuff you find is probably more interesting.[36]

S'ploder
07-23-2006, 11:57 PM
Did the info from Greg's site help much? He has a good write up on that area. One mine he found looked like one to check out, an angled shaft that had steel ladders chained together! :eek:


Can you share Greg's site addy?

kootenaycat
07-24-2006, 12:01 AM
http://media-north.com/4wd/

Go to "trips", then down to 2001 and Summer Mine Exploration Trip. Good reading!

CNC
07-24-2006, 12:01 AM
looks like you had a great time on your trip. always fun to find bits of the past/history.

S'ploder
07-24-2006, 12:14 AM
http://media-north.com/4wd/

Go to "trips", then down to 2001 and Summer Mine Exploration Trip. Good reading!

Thanks! [cheers] There's a lot of good stuff there! http://www3.telus.net/trishl/Trish/thumbsup.gif

kamloopsyota
07-24-2006, 12:41 AM
awesome pics man

watty
07-24-2006, 04:26 AM
ahhhhhhh paris! looks a little run down!
thanks 4 the pics[36] [36] [36]

TWOZEROFOUR
07-24-2006, 10:34 AM
In picture 10 when your truck is down town green wood,,, if you looked across the street there is a sick ol Unimog just sittin in some dudes yard with blown beads.. One day!!!

shelizard
07-24-2006, 11:14 AM
very nice pics......those old timer cabins are great.

redman
07-24-2006, 11:22 AM
cool looking pics of all that old stuff

DURANGO
07-24-2006, 12:54 PM
looks gooder...we will have to get a convoy goin and do some explorin!

highwaystar
07-24-2006, 01:52 PM
In picture 10 when your truck is down town green wood,,, if you looked across the street there is a sick ol Unimog just sittin in some dudes yard with blown beads.. One day!!!

Saw the mog, mighty nice rig. Flat deck mog = [36] just caught my eye as i was leaving, would be sweet if you got it, probably has a big history of working in the area,

I also found a first gen bronco yellow with white roof in a field in southern gran forks surrounded by big 4 door 70s tug boat cars.

TWOZEROFOUR
07-24-2006, 02:34 PM
yea seen that bronc, U stop in Rock creek for Sandwiches... Best ones in the world... can't rember wich side of greenwood midway is on,, but there is a awesome suspension bridge u can go walk on... real long and extra sketchy. gotta be at least 100 years old.... i always wanted to hit up that train bridge rope swing that thing looks sweet... sold trip brutha

Larry
07-24-2006, 06:42 PM
great pics john, you always have good adventures to share

Big Mitch
07-26-2006, 11:24 PM
looks like agood time

PUNK
07-27-2006, 12:31 PM
Cool shots..been down that way a few times, havent done to much back roads exploring though....

rs9000
10-07-2006, 11:39 PM
great pics looks like a really good trip

GOT MUD
10-08-2006, 12:05 AM
that must of bin an awesome trip. there some pretty cool shots. think i might try to find that place. you say it was near grand forks?

GOT MUD
10-08-2006, 12:35 AM
i checked out gregs summer mine trip. thats some cool shit. definitly gonna go over there with a few friends and check it out some time.

t_girl
10-08-2006, 08:48 AM
Great pics and story there! Taz and I have explored Phoenix, but haven't heard about Paris....road trip!:D