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    Yes, that was me back in October, I went straight...

    Yes, that was me back in October, I went straight down the valley from the top and back out the same way. I will tell you that it was EXTREMELY difficult to climb back out, and I'm young and I keep...
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    I would also like to know how to get permission...

    I would also like to know how to get permission to see these mines, including the one you took a pic of. That is amazing!
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    This is exactly the information that I was...

    This is exactly the information that I was looking for. Rock Creek is the area, and I remember reading that now, but I didn't put 2 and 2 together without the name of the mine to go with it. I won't...
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    Due to conflicts in our schedules, I was unable...

    Due to conflicts in our schedules, I was unable to get a team of guys together to go diggin' this weekend, so on Friday after work I went up to the Silver Star Mine area after work. Since it is so...
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    Yes I have them as well, and if you look back a...

    Yes I have them as well, and if you look back a few pages there's a link in which I uploaded all the scans of my information.
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    I have maps of many of the local mine shafts ,...

    I have maps of many of the local mine shafts , but none for Mabee Mines, although I do have information claiming that they each go down 1700-2000 feet. Does anybody have any old maps of the shafts...
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    Hi Kirk, good to hear from you. Yes I followed...

    Hi Kirk, good to hear from you. Yes I followed the creek, but considered following one of the ridge lines. The West one (Shirt Creek runs North and South btw) has a lot of vertical rock faces on it,...
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    On the road on the way up I ran across this den....

    On the road on the way up I ran across this den. I wanted so badly to look in it, but did not want to without someone watching my back, as I could hear something moving in the bushes around 100 yards...
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    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO annoyed! I just wrote a...

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO annoyed! I just wrote a long detailed response and hit submit and it said my token had expired and I lost EVERYTHING that I just typed! Gotta redo it all, and I'm going to try...
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    As I said, I didn't make it last weekend, but I'm...

    As I said, I didn't make it last weekend, but I'm going to try tomorrow I think.
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    Yeah I won't be making it out this weekend, as I...

    Yeah I won't be making it out this weekend, as I have caught a cold that is just bad enough to drain me of most of my energy. I am going to try for next weekend, weather permitting.
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    McCloskey Creek Rd and Washougal River Road can...

    McCloskey Creek Rd and Washougal River Road can get you access to the general gated area. There are roads that will loop Mabee Mines Rd and McCloskey Creek Rd together, but it's about a 10 mile...
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    You could have saved yourself quite a bit of...

    You could have saved yourself quite a bit of walking if you had a 4x4. The steep powerline road is easy work for a 4x4, but is too steep to climb back up (or descend in a controlled manner) in a...
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    Yes, I made copies of the applicable information...

    Yes, I made copies of the applicable information from that book and from Across Rushing Waters. Both can be found at Fort Vancouver Regional Library for reference ONLY, not for check out. I have put...
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    A front U-joint came apart, so I made a rope but...

    A front U-joint came apart, so I made a rope but stripping up a towel to tie the front driveshaft up to prevent it from catching on anything. I didn't really need 4x4 for any of the roads, it just...
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    A rock face in Bluebird Creek Valley: ...

    A rock face in Bluebird Creek Valley:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/lgp0000/Mining/IMAG0193.jpg

    The top of a small waterfall on Bluebird Creek:
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    Pictures from Labor Day A couple of the many...

    Pictures from Labor Day

    A couple of the many views on the way up:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/lgp0000/Mining/IMAG0210.jpg
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    Oh, and the "log truck but different" that you...

    Oh, and the "log truck but different" that you heard I can almost guarantee was me!:cool:
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    I plan to try again on the weekend of the 18th....

    I plan to try again on the weekend of the 18th. Assuming that the soil is similar to Blue Bird Valley, the climb back up shouldn't be too much more difficult than what I have already experienced. It...
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    Yes, I went in from the top, and if I drove near...

    Yes, I went in from the top, and if I drove near you you definitely heard me. I drive a diesel pickup with stacks, so people tend to hear me before they see me. Drifting would have been fun, although...
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    I attempted to find Mabee Mines yesterday, with...

    I attempted to find Mabee Mines yesterday, with no such luck. It didn't help any that the canopy of trees seemed to be interfering with the accuracy of my GPS.

    Some months back I went to the...
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    Hello all, I have spent much time exploring...

    Hello all,
    I have spent much time exploring Mabee Mines Rd and McCloskey Creek Rd, and everything in between. When attempting to find information about the area on Google I came across this thread....
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