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    I went into the Weibel Mine site yesterday and it looks like a XC-Ski trail system is going in. They are limbing the trees up 12' high. And there is red & white stripe flagging all over the buildings and machinery.
    "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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    Bump.........
    "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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      Bump.............
      "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AGL4now View Post
        I went into the Weibel Mine site yesterday and it looks like a XC-Ski trail system is going in. They are limbing the trees up 12' high. And there is red & white stripe flagging all over the buildings and machinery.
        That figures! They'll cheerfully spend tens of thousands on skiers and hikers, but nary a dime for prospectors...

        Are you talking about the old Wibel diggings at Mile 53, on the East side of the Seward Highway? I didn't know there were any buildings or machinery still left there. Their old hand-dug ditch for water is still visible from the Seward Highway....a long straight line about one quarter the way up the mountain-side, totally overgrown with alders. At first I thought it was an old wagon road, but no, it's how they got the water for their hydraulic operation some 100+ years ago...

        Marshall/Ak
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        • #5
          Not exactly sure...

          ...but it could be part of the restoration of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. They have been piecing away at this for years and I think I recall it goes right through that area. It isn't a cross country ski trail, but rather a wilderness trail meant for year-round use.

          Here is a link to the website for the work. Looks like the website is slightly out of date, but still gives you an idea of what they are/were doing. http://www.iditarodnationalhistorict...g/Projects.htm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AGL4now View Post
            I went into the Weibel Mine site yesterday and it looks like a XC-Ski trail system is going in. They are limbing the trees up 12' high. And there is red & white stripe flagging all over the buildings and machinery.

            Bump......still hoping for an answer.
            "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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            • #7
              maybe call the forest circus and ask them? strange idea, i know, to ask the landowner what's going on....

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