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2012 Trip Report - DE Rendezvous - Gold Dome Mine

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.