As usual getting out of town took longer than hoped and we didn’t make it as far as planned. Instead of camping at Valley of Fire, K’Ehleyr and I stopped at Calico Ghost Town. It is an old silver mining town established in 1881 only to be abandoned in the mid-1890’s when silver values dropped. In its 12 year span it produced over $20 million in silver ore.
As I was walking around the mostly empty campground I wanted to show the desolation and ended up creating a selfie of mine and K’Ehleyr’s shadows.
Not having much time with a long drive still ahead and the heat rapidly increasing I didn’t do exploring except to drive up to the old cemetery. It seems the ground was too hard to dig into and the grave sites consisted of piles of stones.