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Mining For Gold

Photograph By Tim Pierce

Blue Lake is man-made, the result of gold mining in the 1800s. Mitch and I mined for our own gold in the cliffs above the lake, finding some fun lines and drops that became increasingly difficult to ride as the sun warmed the snow towards the end of the day. Mitch was up for the challenge, though.