|The Blue Moon hiking group overlooking Windy Arm. The miners working here in 1906 probably had few lovely days like this to enjoy, the mountain top is always windy and often wreathed in wet, cold fog.|
|Halfway up there is access to a small freshet in a shady niche where cold water is welcomed by everyone in our group.|
Blue Moon hikers start young and just keep on climbing.
The string of tram towers up the mountain is impressive. The shareholders looking at photos of the operation in the early 20th century must've felt they'd made a sound investment with all the fancy gear. And while the system was manufactured and installed by reputable tram companies it is clear from a close look at how the mining company cut corners. All the towers are nailed together rather than bolted and none of the towers have foundations, they are simply built right on the ground. Sometimes loose rocks have been piled up to level out the tower. The other thing that is clear is that the system was little used, there is hardly any wear marks on the equipment. Looks good though.
Andrew planking towards Whitehorse.
Paula and her dog taking a last look before the descent to the lake.