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UER Forum > UE Photography > Traipsing through the brush of northern Ontario (Viewed 182 times)
Brind 


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Traipsing through the brush of northern Ontario
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What started as a long-weekend trip 8 years ago has become an annual trip to explore the abandoned mines of northern Ontario. This year, we spent a week checking out sites along Lake Superior's north shore.

I bought a proper off-road vehicle specifically for these trips, and there's always a lot of fun driving involved.

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When we reached this old mine near a ghost town, I sent Archer to check it out on his own, because it had always been frozen over when I had visited it in the past (it's not uncommon to have ice year-round in a lot of these mines). When he came back and told me that all the ice had melted, I reluctantly climbed the steep hill to join him at the adit, but really wasn't expecting much. Boy, was I wrong.

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Overlanding off in the middle of nowhere always provides such beautiful sights; even when the weather is terrible.

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Although almost everything we explored was underground, we did stop off at one ghost town in the area.

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This last site was our main goal for this trip. We had visited the mine 4 times in the past, but never really found our way underground into the bulk of the workings. This year we finally succeeded, and the scale of the place blew our minds.

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12. A stick of dynamite just laying around


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17. A flyover of the processing ruins at the site


And finally, a gorgeous sunset over Lake Superior

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-That's- exploring
Looks like great fun.
What kind of mine is that?




I won't take all that they hand me down, And make out I smile, though I wear a frown,
And I'm not gonna take it all lying down. 'Cause once I get started, I go to town,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else, I'm not like everybody else I'm not like everybody else. I'm not like everybody else...
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What kind of mine is that?


The first one was iron and the 2nd was copper




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Awesome explore! Would love to see more pics.... The You Tube link is dead.




Give abandonment a reason for its sacrificial reclamation to nature. Love it. Remember it. Take a picture. Share it. Leave the decay to nature.
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The You Tube link is dead.


Working for me... what a mine site!




I won't take all that they hand me down, And make out I smile, though I wear a frown,
And I'm not gonna take it all lying down. 'Cause once I get started, I go to town,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else, I'm not like everybody else I'm not like everybody else. I'm not like everybody else...
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Working for me... what a mine site!


Works now! Must have just been a glitch....






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nice one




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A couple of these look like they could belong in a Nissan commercial!

Great photos Brind, and awesome set! Looks like you had quite the adventure




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A couple of these look like they could belong in a Nissan commercial!


Well, I do work in advertising for car companies, so glad to hear they give that vibe!

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Great photos Brind, and awesome set! Looks like you had quite the adventure


Thanks! I look forward to this trip every year




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