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    Default Security around Eagle Mountain, CA?

    I thought that this place was long abandoned, well, not that long.
    Anywho, a friend and I were driving up there on Memorial Day and noticed fencing and a guard posted at the entrance.
    I was just wondering if people could actually still go in there, or is it there still something in there worth protecting?

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    A friend who lives in Palm Springs tried to visit Eagle Mountain a few months ago and was turned back by a man in uniform. He wasn't sure if it was a security guard or local sheriff's department but at any rate, he was told it was private property and there was no trespassing. It's probably a liability issue since there are open mine pits and lots of old equipment laying around the area.

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    Whatever happened to assumption of risk?
    I actually enjoy looking at tattered remains and whatnot.
    I'm wondering if anyone has actually snuck inside there and took some quality shots.
    If someone trips and falls in a mine then sues someone, they should be thrown back into the same mine and injured again for their insolence.

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    Strider, I couldn't agree with you more. It's a real bone of contention among those of us who enjoy exploring these places and the powers who control these sites. (ie: Forest Service, Parks Dept, BLM) It seems these agencies are in business to protect us from ourselves and they don't/won't allow us to assume responsibility for our own ventures. Sad fact, but true.
    We explored Eagle Mountain a little bit several years ago, before it was gated and guarded, I wish now I had taken more photos.

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    Default Back roads

    If you are really inclined to make it out there take the back roads. 4x4 and or high clearance just to be safe! Take Cotton Springs Rd which then becomes Pinto Basin Rd then look for a 3 way fork and take Black Eagle mine road, take that all the way down for about 10 miles or so and that is the back way to Eagle Mountain. It is a cool little road some parts feel like those baja races! You pass a couple mines on the way as well none of which I found to be that interesting, though I didnt visit all of them.

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    Many thanks for the pics, Laura. They are great as usual....Speedy

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    Really makes me wish my Bronco II didn't kick the bucket.
    Oh, well.
    I'm saving up for a '74 K5.

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