Archive for November, 2011


Pulling some old photos from my phone.

Grand Canyon, pulley gear

This is a gear from a old pulley system that serviced a mine on the west side of the Grand Canyon.

… Guano Point, is named after an old guano (bat droppings) mine that operated in the 1950’s. Guano was used primarily as a fertilizer because it is extremely rich in minerals. Daring miners would hoist hundreds of pounds of guano across the Colorado River up to the present day Guano Point. The ruins of the mine and pulley system still remain, visitors can walk right up and touch them.