Daytrip to Nippeno Mine

EP-P1030891Crescent Peak and Nippeno Mine. My friend Harvey Smith and I decided to spend a day 4-wheeling around the mines surrounding Crescent Peak off of Nipton Road. Even though we were unable to reach the mines on the south side of the peak, we did locate the Nippeno Mine on its north-western flank. Having never done any hiking on this side of the mountain I found the size of this mine to be quite surprising. Unfortunately, many of the roads in this area are marked “private – no trespassing”, thereby limiting our exploration efforts. Pleasant surprise of the day, a great Mexican lunch at El Oasis CafĂ© in Nipton … Nipton.