New River Gorge Hike - Red Ash, WV and Kaymoor Mine

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    Today I went for a hike to the old mining towns of Brooklyn, Red Ash and Rush Run, plus Kaymoor. Also found the Red Ash Cemetery which contained Smallpox victims and from mining disasters.
    Hiked about 9 miles total.

    Brooklyn, WV ruins. Some immigrants thought they were going to Brooklyn, NY, some ended up in Brooklyn WV instead.
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    Old railroad grade for the trail
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    Rush Run, WV stone wall
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    Coke Ovens
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    Another set of coke ovens
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    Chimney
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    Old building
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    Red Ash Island cemetery
    In the 1890's there was a smallpox epidemic. Red Ash island became a quarantined community. Those that died were buried here. There was also a baseball diamond on the island for the miners.
    1900, 46 miners were killed in a mine explosion.
    1905, 13 miners were killed. The next day, 11 rescue personnel were killed in a subsequent explosion.
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    Headstone from 1902
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    A lot of stones marking graves
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    Grave marker
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    The New River. In the background is a group of white water rafters
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    Waterfall on the way to Kaymoor Mine
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    Overlooking New River Gorge
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    Your Family Wants you To work Safely
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    Kaymoor Mine entrance
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    Building ruins
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    Powder house
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    Endless Wall Trail on the other side of the Gorge
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    Steps or Log Ladder?
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    After my hike I treated myself to Big Dam Pizza
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    Pics don't do it justice. 28" Wide!
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    Looks like a cool hike.
     
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    amazing photos man! i love old historic sites like this......

    more more!!!!!


    will that App work with just the Iphone GPS or do you need some sort of sensor?
     
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    The Relive App will synch with fitness apps like Strava and others. But I don't use those, so I just had the Relive app track me, and it just used my phone's gps system.
     
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    Excellent!!! Love see all that history!
     
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    A friend of mine on Instagram just posted pics of this exact same hike. Looks like a good da .
     
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    It wasn't me was it? Ha ha
    My instagram is EricR25320
     
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    Good stuff man...
     
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    Lol, no his IG is Dcaseytattoos
     
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    What a high quality post! That area is really lush and green eh? The mine pictures are unreal buddy.

    I’m ha knyou for posting this!
     
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