Went camping at Pickard Creek Forest Site on the Similkameen a couple weeks ago and decided to go exploring (of course).
We went looking for the Iota Mine up Stemwinder FSR and found a single vertical shaft and the remnants of an old cabin. The best part was the view from the meadows. We could look over and down on the Mascot Mine, up the Similkameen Valley, as well as over to the mountain ranges in the distance.
It was pretty easy to locate, using the minfile co-ordinates on the gps and a map from a friend. Looks like a great spot to camp some evening and stare up at the stars.
The only actual mine iste we found, I believe their are others but we couldn't locate them.
The Wife, playing her best Annie Oakley
Not sure of the mountain range, anyone know?
All that is left of the old cabin we found
Welcoming commitee chairman
The trusty little Red Jeep