I put together this site because I'm fascinated
with the Old Ore Terminal and it's aerial tramway. I hope you share
my interest and take advantage of the bulletin board to share your
I hope to tell the story of the Old Ore Terminal
and the aerial tramway in articles, talks, and who knows, maybe
even a book. The problem is, many of the guidebooks seem to be
getting their information from the same source and the material
is scant. I've sumarised the story the in the History section.
So, I thought I'd use the power of the Internet
to bring other enthusiasts together to help piece together this
This thing has lived in my imagination for five
years, when my wife and I first hiked the trial. That time, we turned
around before we got to the Ore Terminal. Then, in February of
2004, we hiked the trail again and made it. This website came about
as a result of that hike.
So look around, watch as we fill in the blank
pieces of the story. If you come to Big Bend, maybe you'd like
to hike the Ore Terminal trail. Hopefully, this one account will
peak your interest. And if you're a descendant of one of the people
involved, or if you know parts of the story, please contribute
to the bulletin board and share the story with all of us.
All photos were shot using an HP PS733v Photosmart 3.2MP digital camera.