We were camped near the ghost town of Hedges/Tumco, an early site of mining in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. We wandered through the few remains of the town that once boasted 3200 townspeople. It was a company town that emptied for good in 1949 after a checkered history of gold mining. All that is left of the 100 stamp mill is the foundation, after the scavenging of parts and scrap metal over the years, and the ravages of the fierce winds and sun.
For a picture of the mill in it’s heyday, click here.