Mayflower Gulch, Lower Tram Terminal, Rope Adjusting Turn Buckel

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Lilypon on September 16, 2007


Richard Ryer on September 16, 2007

Greetings Lilypon, I was amazed that the cable between the upper and lower terminals was anchored to the counter weight with this turn buckle. The bolt, buckle and cable are each about 1.5 inches in diameter. I'm surprised the cable is still stretched between the terminals after 100 years.



Lilypon on September 16, 2007

That would have amazed me too Rich....I'm always looking at the old and abandoned and wondering what it was used for (and secretly hoping to see the ghosts, of those who worked there in the past, using the equipment/living there). Imagination is something we should never outgrow. ;)

Richard Ryer on September 17, 2007

Greetings Lilypon, The old guys may not have done it with grace and style all the time, but what they did, worked and has stood the test of time. It is really interesting visiting old mining operations and seeing the stuff that's been left behind.



Kelsey Hughes on July 13, 2008

My brother hiked to this location yesterday and was telling me about the sight. I sure wish I could have been along. Thanks for your picture as it gave me a great idea what he saw. Think of the weight and all the difficult of installing all of this years ago? Cheers, Kelsey

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Photo taken in Unnamed Road, White River National Forest, Frisco, CO 80443, USA

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  • Uploaded on September 16, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/09/16 10:40:00
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