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Distant view of the Peterson Creek tramway, used to transport lumber from the Peterson Creek sawmill to the railroad at the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon. The picture was taken from the Champion Mine at Bell's Camp. The steep terrain is testimony to the difficulty in logging in this area.
12) Sitting on top
An unidentified couple is sitting on Lover's Leap (Battle Mountain) with Red Cliff behind them. Starting at the distant hillside behind the couple, we see Vic Dump Woods. Vic Dump had the contract from the Forest Service to cut timber on that hillside. The white "line" on the hillside, is the skid trail. Horses pulled logs to the skid trail where the logs were then sent down the skid trail. At the bottom of the trail, horses were again used to...