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PostThu Apr 04, 2013 1:30 pm 
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For those of you who want to know. Go past Baring a little way. Turn right on Index Creek Rd.  Cross old wooden bridge. Follow till you see another wooden bridge on your right.There will be an old Yellow metal fence off to the side. The area says no trespassing. I leave that one up to you. Cross this bridge. You will come to an electrical building. Just before you will see what looks like an old dry creek bed. This is actually an old road. Hang a left. Follow this road. The key to knowing your on the right track is an old abandoned building along Index creek to your left. It is an old A frame with a deck. KEEP GOING! You will eventually come to a Y in the road. Hang a left.  The rest is up to you to discover (:
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PostSat Apr 27, 2013 6:27 pm 
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If you go to Index Creek Rd then you are on the right path.
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As much press as this place seems to get on nwhikers, I suspect even a touron could find it. lol.gif  Though I'd probably get lost on the way back out.

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PostMon Apr 29, 2013 7:23 am 
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The Golden Tunnel does get a lot of hype for some reason. I suspect because nobody want people going up there and trashing the place! Respect the environment and it's history and everyone wins (:
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http://www.ghosttownsandmines.com/the-news/92-the-golden-tunnel-mine-controversy.html

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PostWed Sep 18, 2013 10:18 am 
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Jimbo wrote:
http://www.ghosttownsandmines.com/the-news/92-the-golden-tunnel-mine-controversy.html


huh.gif That?!  is what all the controversy is about? ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  crazy.gif

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PostWed Sep 18, 2013 10:58 am 
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Cute isn't it  hockeygrin.gif

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I decided to do a Google search for the mine and ran across this hostile exchange on NWHikers.net regarding the location of this mine.

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The new fact I learned from the article is that Money Creek CG was the town of Berlin.
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PostSat Sep 21, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Hulksmash wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
http://www.ghosttownsandmines.com/the-news/92-the-golden-tunnel-mine-controversy.html

huh.gif That?!  is what all the controversy is about? ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  ykm.gif  crazy.gif

Thanks Jimbo!
Hulks, there is an Upper GT and a Lower GT on different trails that were/are seperated by almost a mile of very steep alpine country. A tram like a ski lift was used and instead of seats there was a big bucket(s) to carry the free-mill gold material from upper to lower GT. It's the only free-mill gold site in Washington. Amazing stuff!
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PostSun Aug 24, 2014 11:47 am 
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I went to Crater Lake yesterday to see if I could drop over the ridge and get to the Golden Tunnel Mine.  No way in heck could you get over the ridge without falling 30 feet to the top of a 70 degree slope.

I did spot an old wheel at the top of the ridge above Crater Lake.

Nearest I can tell, the Golden Tunnel can be found at N47 43 22.33, W121 32 40.25, WGS84.

After seeing it from the ridge top directly north of Crater Lake, the hike/climb from the lake to the top of the ridge, and seeing the face upon which the opening sits, it ain't worth it to me.  The two years I spent researching and halfway planning, I'm checking it off my bucket list.

If you want some photos, ask.  I'll gladly send you some.

The flat-ish grassy meadow above the ridge was a fantastic respite.  The swim in the lake after falling back down the hill was even better.
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PostSat Aug 30, 2014 4:18 pm 
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I'd love to have some pictures!

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PostWed Oct 08, 2014 8:21 am 
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Post some pictures, we went up through were the slide came down. It was a BITCH, then we hit the old trail. Ya, I've seen it from the ridge so I can say I've seen it.

Did not know there was a lower, we been down below. That's the Money spot  hockeygrin.gif

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That looks like a cool site...but it's a bitch kitty of a region with the high relief and wetside brush. I was eyeballing the notch above Crater Lake as described, and indeed it looks pretty severe to approach from the S.

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There is a brush free route cleared out above Crater Lake to about 4200.' After that, the brush is minimal. It leaves from the campsite on the north end of the lake and peters out in avy debris after 100 yards or so. It starts back up clearly to the right of the waterfall a few hundred yards above the lake.

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PostFri Oct 10, 2014 5:58 pm 
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"I'd love to have some pictures!"

Here you go.


Lwr portion of route (approx.) to the mill site.
Lwr portion of route (approx.) to the mill site.
Upr portion of the approx. route to the mill site.
Upr portion of the approx. route to the mill site.
Upper portion of the approx. route to the tunnel.
Upper portion of the approx. route to the tunnel.
That would be 1899.
That would be 1899.
A small winch with a "straw line" that is east of the ridge crest leading down to the tunnel.
A small winch with a "straw line" that is east of the ridge crest leading down to the tunnel.
No Photoshop - these colors are what we saw.
No Photoshop - these colors are what we saw.
The tram's bull wheel still lies below the tunnel on the tram station rock platform.
The tram's bull wheel still lies below the tunnel on the tram station rock platform.
The station was built up using talus from the vicinity, plus log cribbing.  Amazing hard work.
The station was built up using talus from the vicinity, plus log cribbing.  Amazing hard work.
Tunnel wall [L] as seen from ridge above Crater Lk.
Tunnel wall [L] as seen from ridge above Crater Lk.
Salmon Crk valley from ridge above Crater Lk.
Salmon Crk valley from ridge above Crater Lk.
Area of the mill site.
Area of the mill site.
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