A continuation of last week’s challenge- out in the “junk garden” of the old mining community of Jawbone Flat in the Opal Creek Wilderness Area. The forest is slowly claiming the remnants of a life gone by.
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Deep in the Opal Creek Wilderness lies Jawbone Flat, a tiny mining community that operated in the 1930s and 1940s. It is currently the site of the Opal Creek Education Center, dedicated to the study of Old Growth Forests. Left behind is a treasure trove of old equipment from the heyday of the Shiny Rock Mining Company. I find beauty in their forms, nestled in the forest.