What's Left Of This Deserted Mining Camp In California Is Hauntingly Beautiful
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Death Valley National park is one of the most unique destinations in North America, and it’s home to some pretty amazing abandoned spots. Eureka Mine is one such enigmatic site, and also one of the few deserted mines in the park that is safe to explore. The mine has a fascinating history that only adds to the eerie beauty of its rusted remains.
Read on for a glimpse into this hidden desert spot, and how to explore it yourself.
Courtesy of the National Park Service:
To reach the area where Pete Aguereberry lived and worked for over 40 years, take Hwy. 190 past Stovepipe Wells and up Emigrant Campground. Turn left following the signs to Wildrose. In about 10 miles there will be a turn off for Aguereberry Point. When you turn here you will come to the Aguereberry camp a mile down the road.
Special thanks to photographer Thomas Hawk for many of these stunning images.