THE KEANE WONDER MINE
The Keane Wonder Mill is located at the base of the Funeral mountains in Death Valley National Park. The mine is located about a mile up and the trail is kinda steep and offers NO SHADE. Definitely do this hike early in the day or not at all!
As you hike up you will be following the old tram line where there are several ore cars still attached. The first time we hiked up to the mine site it was SO hot that all we wanted to do was hide inside the mine for a little while to cool down. We came face to face with a chuckawalla that didnt want to give up his cool spot. In the end we shared.
The mine site is pretty cool and worth the short hike. There is an old engine, winch, upper tram station and scattered mine equipment. Down in the wash below the mine there are several intact ore cars. These could be better checked out by someone that hiked up via the wash.