A little hike from about 5 yrs ago

backwater52

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Horseshoe bluff in mines of spain area. It's a stand alone hill that was quarried from one end.
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The date code is way off. So here we go
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thats the Mississippi side
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That's the old quarry side, used to be a great shooting range but they did some good things with it now.
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The narrow section of trail between. was time for lunch
 

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backwater52

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Hard to see but the whole area is pot holed by natives (Sauk & Meskwaki) and the French they let in for lead mining
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. They held off the Americans till the Blackhawk war so these could be from the lead rush after the war. Some places there 15-20 ft deep and you have to walk the rims there so close together
 

DBQ Dave

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I walked into some woods around there like 25 years ago. It was the only time I ever went there. I think I saw an old building foundation of some sort. I'm not sure if you can detect there. Hmmmm. Real nice pics. I just can't "billy goat" them hills like I once could....