In The Desert
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Minersville, Milford, Mineral Mts., Utah
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Search for the Chocolate Chip Cabin
Part 1 & Part 2
There are two video/slideshows below, Part 1 is our first, unsuccessful trip to find the cabin. Unsuccessful may not be a good descriptive word though as we did find other interesting trails and sites in one of the big canyons there. This first trip was on Nov. 13th. 2018. The GPX tracks are listed with each trip video below. Also there is a map below you'll find interesting.
Lost Cabin Part 1
Very interesting trip into the Northern end of the Mineral Mts. to find a cabin that supposedly looks like a Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Northern Mineral Mts. Topography Map
This map shows our second (Part 2) trip into the Mineral Mts. and the location of the "Chocolate Chip Cabin". Linda gave it this name!
Download the GPX track for Part 1 ---
On our first trip to find the fumarole's and Negro Mags Brothel we were told by an employee of the Blundell Geothermal Plant that there was a cabin back in the desert foothills of the Mineral Mts., north of the fumarole's, that looked like a "chocolate chip cookie". We had other plans that day but we've come back in search of this cabin. We thought it would be easy to find so we didn't get exact directions. What a mistake that was!
Chocolate Chip Cabin
There is more images and other finds in the video/slidehows below.
Trip, Part 2, was done as Linda Gilmore's birthday run. She said she really wanted to find this cabin. What can I say, we had no choice but to find it. The video/slideshow, second one down is Part 2. and was done on Nov. 27th. 2018. The GPX track for this exploration is below with the second video.
There is only one other case that I can think of - a cabin built under or in a rock like this. And this one has a deck. This whole area is full of neat finds and should be on your "bucket list". Here are two other trips into this area.
Any of these gpx tracks can be followed in a good 4x4 vehicle, and in some instances could be done in a 2 wheel drive, we recommend the former with good ground clearance. Dan & Lynn thought this cabin was very unusual, we did as well. There aren't many instances of cabins built in this manner found anywhere in the desert southwest. Who built it and when, we don't know, if you do please contact us with the info.
Lost Cabin Part 2
Quite a few more finds in this trip and especially the finding of the cabin.
Download the GPX track for Part 2 ---
Please see the enlarged version of the map for more detail