Some ghost towns have old buildings that look like people just walked away. Other ghost towns don't leave as many obvious signs. The original site of Congress is now nearly gone. I spotted these footings.
Never realized what good targets old re-bar apparently makes.
On the north edge of this BLM area is an old mine that is still being worked.
Perhaps the most interesting thing that remains is the Pioneer Cemetery which dates back to the late 1800s. This cemetery is located about 1000 feet north-northeast from the much larger, newer, and still used Congress cemetery.
Many of the graves here are now just marked with a ring of stones, with the original wooden markers long gone,
but even those may mean something to someone.
Others have more permanent markers that tell poignant stories.
For me the tale was best told by the formerly fancy wooden fence around a now unmarked grave. Someone was valued but their resting place is now forgotten.
The walk wore out Turk
so he didn't pay any attention to the beautiful sunset last night or the clear dark sky full of stars