(photo credit: Jo Ann Ward)Bosco leaned forward into the front of the cab and was probably thinking, "are we there yet?"
A very good road winds down to the canyon floor. The road may have been cut to access a uranium mine that was developed a few decades ago. Note: Many Breccia pipes in and around the Grand Canyon hold deposits of uranium above the Esplanade Sandstone in the Hermit Shale formation. - usgs.gov
Ahead Hacks Canyon turns to the left and Nates Canyon is on the right.
(photo credit: tucson.com)Mine in 1948. The mine workings consisted of a 30 foot deep shaft, a 45 foot adit, 2 inclined shafts and over 200 feet of drifts and crosscuts. - mindat.org
A photograph of the Hack Canyon Mine Crew taken in 1985 can be viewed by following this link: http://www.mindat.org/photo-498901.html
Looking at that photograph brought back memories for me of working at a mine in Wyoming in 1980. The job paid good money but it quickly made young men old.
(photo credit: http://minedata.azgs.az.gov)A Jeep with two occupants on the road to Hacks Canyon mine in photo from 1940's. Would have liked to have had this photo before our trip so we could have looked for the rock and taken a photo in the same location.
(photo credit: Jo Ann Ward)Some canine first aid was in order after I noticed Bosco licking his left front paw. Then it was time to strap on his boots.
(photo credit: Jo Ann Ward)Bosco styling with boots on his front paws.
Jan and I were there in July.