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    Okay, we are planning to go on Saturday,...

    Okay, we are planning to go on Saturday, September 20th. Jeremy and a friend went on a scouting trip to the lower route out and determined that it is too overgrown. So, if you are up for some serious...
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    Hi Andrew. Glad you found this forum! Living...

    Hi Andrew. Glad you found this forum!

    Living in Washougal gives you a distinct advantage, location wise.

    As to your question, about which way to go in. I think you will find that some of the...
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    Hi Graham, Thanks for the pics and stories!...

    Hi Graham,

    Thanks for the pics and stories! Also, there are a lot more mines around Silver Star Mtn for you to explore. Although none of the ones you can still get into are as long as the Last...
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    Hi Graham, Welcome! We would love to hear...

    Hi Graham,

    Welcome! We would love to hear about any of your experiences with mines, etc, especially the ones around Silver Star Mountain!

    I'm sorry I can't give you any help on the OR mines....
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    Hi Steve, Can you give me more of a hint? :) ...

    Hi Steve,
    Can you give me more of a hint? :)

    "Way up from Dugan Falls" Would that be on the Washougal River? Or a tributary? If a tributary, which one? I suspect there is a mine on the west...
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    Hi all, With the warm weather this weekend, it...

    Hi all, With the warm weather this weekend, it started thoughts of the Mabee Mines. It is likely that I won't be able to make it up there until the end of July or August. But since things have been...
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    Hey BadBaja..... You haven't posted anything more...

    Hey BadBaja..... You haven't posted anything more about the house that has the mine in the basement..... You are killing me here :~ ..... I did spend a fair amount of time on Google Earth...
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    Hi Steve, Just shot you an email. Hopefully...

    Hi Steve,

    Just shot you an email. Hopefully we can meet up in the next 3 -4 weeks.

    That's disappointing if someone is just trying to lock it up..... I do know someone tried to do that to the...
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    Badbaja, I am very interested in hearing...

    Badbaja,



    I am very interested in hearing more about this one. The only houses I know of that are anywhere close to mines are up the West Fork of the Washougal River, near the Skamania and...
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    Hey Badbaja, Welcome to the fun! It sounds like...

    Hey Badbaja, Welcome to the fun! It sounds like you were in the right place. In fact, I would guess that you walked right past the caved in mine. It was a couple hundred feet short of the bridge on...
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    Hi Jason and Steve, Good to see you getting...

    Hi Jason and Steve,

    Good to see you getting out there a bit! I went down ridge 1 the first time from the top. But that was 25 years ago when the trees were still small. And yes the ridges are...
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    You are very welcome. I try to check in...

    You are very welcome. I try to check in regularly, but sometimes I get out of the habit and a month or three go by. It is fun watching new guys get interested, start exploring, and sharing!

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    Hi Jason, I believe the original markings are...

    Hi Jason, I believe the original markings are more correct as to the location of the lower adit. I know what you are talking about with shooters. The last time we were at the lower adit, there were...
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    Hi Jason, As far as hiking in to the Mabee...

    Hi Jason,

    As far as hiking in to the Mabee mines from the top, it is possible. I did it the first time in the mid-80's from the North ridge. It wasn't too bad then because the trees were only...
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    Hi Jason, If we are talking the same mines,...

    Hi Jason,

    If we are talking the same mines, the lower mine is downstream just off a logging road maybe 300 feet short of a bridge over Rock Creek. And the upstream mine is a bit of a hike up a...
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    Very nice pictures, Jason! Thanks for sharing....

    Very nice pictures, Jason! Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to go start exploring again. But it will probably have to wait until around the 4th of July after I get caught up a bit.

    Did you look...
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    Well, in anticipation of this Summer's mining...

    Well, in anticipation of this Summer's mining season, I have posted all of the pictures from our trip to the Mabee Mines back in 2002. You can see them at:
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    Awesome Steve! I look forward to the pics and...

    Awesome Steve! I look forward to the pics and video!

    Yes, that second one has been collapsed for probably 20 years.

    If you didn't go in any with standing water, does that mean you didn't go...
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    Hi Steve, I got tied up in evening meetings this...

    Hi Steve, I got tied up in evening meetings this week and couldn't check in.

    Yes, it is about a mile from the road on the ridge down to Maybee. Quite vertical most of the way, so climbing out is...
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    Hi Steve, yes you are correct. To get to Miner's...

    Hi Steve, yes you are correct. To get to Miner's Creek, just follow the road and don't take any of the Y's. It is less than a half mile from where you crossed Copper Creek before taking the Y. And...
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    Hi Steve, Welcome to the group of Mabee Mines...

    Hi Steve, Welcome to the group of Mabee Mines enthusiasts! And yes, there is a lot for you to still find. Here are a couple of answers to some of your questions.

    I am not sure which Copper Creek...
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    Hey Luke, By Silver Star Mine area, do you...

    Hey Luke,

    By Silver Star Mine area, do you mean "Rock Creek"?

    If so, I wrote about those on page 6 of this forum, and put a link to some pictures at the lower adit.

    The area has...
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    Hey Luke, You are correct, Shirt creek runs N adn...

    Hey Luke, You are correct, Shirt creek runs N adn S. I am terrible with direction. The first time we hiked down we went in and out on the East ridge. In 2002 we hiked down the West ridge. You are...
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    Hey Luke, I feel your pain. Both on the Ghost...

    Hey Luke, I feel your pain. Both on the Ghost Town forum timing out before posting (I had the same thing happen to me after writing about a page and a half a couple of years ago, only to have it...
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    If you go, take some pictures for the rest of us....

    If you go, take some pictures for the rest of us. We are tied up tomorrow with a conference and a barn painting, so we can't tag along. :(
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