Spent a fun afternoon out Extension way today.....visited the pitheads of the Prospect, The #1 and I think #3 Mines as well as having a peek at the airshaft up on top of the hill behind Extension....beautiful day for a hike and got to watch some fallers doing what they do best....The thunder those big Douglas Firs make when they come down...wow! With all the logging and roadbuilding that's going on up there, it's getting hard to make out the landscape from my boyhood memories....
Talked to my uncle afterwards, he told me about a few open adits in the area where my Grandad worked the coal towards the end of mining in the area in the"thirties"...
I was kinda bummed out to find that the old drum winch that sat across the road from my Dad's place is no longer there...I think it was used to drag the cars out of the Prospect mine (or so local legend had me believe Apparently one of the neighbours hauled it out for scrap...woulda made a few bucks, that thing was pretty big.. : )
Where the pavement ends"