Gold Point Mill – Elk City Idaho

Gold Point Mill – Elk City Idaho

Gold Point Mill is located on Forest Service Road 222 near Elk City Idaho.  It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2000.  The weathered-looking building and beautiful forest landscape make it a

Rurex Cabin Ruins

A Secret Idaho Ghost Town

There is a ghost town in the forest of North Central Idaho that I didn’t know existed.   I found it while exploring a small forest road that was overgrown, steep and a little scary.  I even had to move a small tree out of the road to get through.  What I found was so cool though.

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Historic Sumpter Valley – Sumpter Oregon

In the summer months,  you can take a ride on the Sumpter Valley Railroad and feel like you have stepped back in time.  Riding on a steam train is an experience that I really enjoy.  The Sumpter Valley Railroad operates in the warmer weather and has a few trips in the fall and for Christmas.  My plan was to go for a ride and get

oregon trail

The Oregon Trail – Baker City Oregon

While exploring Eastern Oregon I discovered The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.  I was at breakfast in Baker City and I picked up a visitor guide to look at while I waited.  The guide had an ad for the interpretive center that caught my attention, so I decided to check it out.  On the way up the mountain I was treated to a beautiful view of


Silver City – Idaho Ghost town

For years I have wanted to visit Silver City Idaho.  I had seen pictures and read descriptions of this well preserved mining town and it peaked my interest, but it never seemed to work out.  The final straw was when I saw an episode of Ghost Town Gold where the hosts