From the basin above Lower Morgan Lake we headed toward the backside of Wheeler Ridge and up a steep, rocky pitch.
We cruised around through several of the plugged mines. There were so many that it was the first time he had really seen some of them. We continued on to the top of the hill onto the Panaminas mine site and stopped at a small snow-and-creek-fed tarn. There were bighorn sheep tracks all around the water and Goodfellow said it was from this point that the local wildlife biologists start to track the sheep in the summer. We searched around the surrounding hillside for them, but saw none. I bet if we had been there early in the morning or late in the evening, we would have seen them. Continue on with the pictures and captions and check in early next week for some great shots from the way down. We got back down around 7pm and the light at the end was amazing.
Look at the colors in this hillside. The minerals create so many different layers.