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Kidney Lake Mine

John Ofstad is a fisherman and backwoods explorer from California, whose enthusiasm and love of wilderness takes him into back country where others hesitate to follow. Using the Reinaldo and Pine Mine maps (below) as his guide, he hiked from Moon Lake into the Brown Duck Basin and then scaled the high cliffs below the Paint Mine. From there he located the Old Spanish Trail just as it is shown on those maps. [...] Mine #3 was located along that old trail where it crosses a small creek which empties into Kidney Lake.--Faded Footprints, pg. 128

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