On our hike to Lulu City in Rocky Mountain National Park, the hike passed by cabins dating to the late 1800s. These cabins were built by Joe Shipler, who came to the area looking for silver. Despite working for more than 30 years, Shipler never found the mother lode he was looking for. Today, his cabins are still along the trail, slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Here’s a picture of the view from one of the cabins. You can see that very little remains of the cabin today.


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