Golconda Boarding House and Poughkeepsie Gulch

We had a nice group of 8 Jeeps run over Engineer Pass to Hurricane Basin, up to the Golconda Boarding House and Mine.  The boarding house was restored in 2014 and the blacksmith/compressor shop was rebuild from the fallen logs.  It is great to see history be preserved like that.  After that we ran back over Engineer Pass to Poughkeepsie Gulch.  About half ran over the “Wall” no problem and about half took the new bypass.  Was a great day and no breakdowns.

 New American Flag up on Engineer Pass.  The wind is very hard on it.
 Golconda Boarding House with the new additions that were long gone. The Golconda Blacksmith Shopw and Compressor House. Old stove in the boarding house. Compressor and pulley in the blacksmith/compressor shop. Old drill sharpener and shelves in the blacksmith/compressor shop. Sign about the Golconda Boarding House. Line up above the Golconda Mine, notice the Golconda Boarding House way down the hill in the distance. Mark and Debra Pearson making the “Wall” look easy. Kent Mallalieu taking his new Jeep up the “Wall” Kevin Heckman showing some flex on the “Wall” Lake Como with Poughkeepsie Gulch in the background.On Sunday a few of us drove up Porphyry Gulch and hiked to the beautiful Bullion King Lake.

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