The mine shafts and equipment are plentiful in the hills, although finding them can be difficult as they're mostly very overgrown. There are still some folks working hobby claims in the hills as well; we didn't disturb them. Although we never did find the remains of Manchester, or it's lost graveyard, considering the density of the manzanita, madrone and poison oak, I suspect no one ever shall.
Smashed car that fell off the cliff-side road into the area.
Closeup of the ruined car.
Red iron saturated water, seeping from an abandoned shaft.
An ore flue, perhaps?
Unknown mining equipment.
Maker's stamp on the unknown mining equipment.
A huge driveshaft of some sort, perhaps a hyro-drill.
A diagonal mineshaft.
A more vertical mineshaft.
Scattered rusted metal debris of unknown purpose.
An antique winch. The cable leads to a collapsed shaft, now overgrown.
Maker's mark on the winch.
Panorama of the Santa Lucias mountains.