Abandoned mines of Central Oregon
There is no trail to Independent Mine. Google will get you to a logging road that leads past it, but if you don’t look closely, you will pass it without noticing. The dilapidated miners’ cabin above is the only building visible from the road and is well on its way to collapse. Once it rots into the watershed, the derelict machinery, furniture, and home appliances the miners once depended on, will be lost to all but those who’ve been there before and know where to look.