For years I have wanted to see if I could find the entrance to Blue Hawk Mine. Today I just went for it. I drove the car as far as I could and then walked/ran the rest of the way. I had heard about a cabin on the main trail which I did find but the roof has (recently?) caved in.
It wasn’t hard to find the entrance. I was almost shocked at how easy it was to find and that it was just off of a main ATV trail. Unless you knew where to turn, it would be VERY easy to dirtbike/ATV right on by.
After finding the entrance and patting myself on the back, I soon found out that I hadn’t thought through what to do next. I needed rubber boots and a flashlight, both of which I didn’t think of bringing. You would think flashlight would have crossed the mind before heading out to do some caving but I was so fixed on finding the entrance I didn’t think of anything else.
I went in a little, and contemplated getting wet and exploring via iPhone light but decided that I was way too chicken to go in. I need to come back with better equipment and a friend. The type of friend that dares you to do something dumb would be appropriate.
For more info on how to find the mine, go here: