Gold Dome Mine & Jackpot Springs
Saturday, April 14
Leaders: Charles and Mary Hughes
The day dawned rainy with no wind, but it did not stop Mignon Slentz, Glenn Shaw, Bob and Karen Monsen, Sunny and Jean Hansen, Kristan and Jim Proffitt and Charles and Mary Hughes from putting on their slickers and hiking the trail. When we got to the trail head the consensus was let's go!! We started out at 9:30 a.m. and got to Jack Pot Springs around 10:20 a.m. We spent some good time there looking at the "town" site which has a few old rock walls left standing. Sunny Hansen also found a habitation site, good find Sunny. We visited the springs and then made our way up an old mining road to Gold Dome Mine.
We got to the top around 11:45 a.m., had lunch and enjoyed the beautiful vista looking toward Topock Gorge and the Colorado River. Everyone agreed that the view was spectacular. We left the area, stopped at some rock wall ruins below the mine site, Charles took a few back down the old road and Mary the rest of the group down the gorge on an old, old, trail.. We all met at Jack Pot Springs, and then hiked out. We stopped at the dog grave, paid our respects, and arrived back to camp at 2:45 p.m.. Everyone agreed that the scenery is spectacular in this area, and all would like to go back again to spend more time in better weather. Charles and Mary thank all of you for coming on our trip and making it very special.