The hike to Eagle Cliff Cabin.
The cabin was originally built and occupied by miners sometime after 1890 at the site of Eagle Cliff mine, which is located in Joshua Tree National Park. The makeshift shelter was cobbled together in a naturally occurring hollow of one of the ubiquitous granite outcrops in the area.
The floor plan is roughly similar to the letter “p” with a longish entrance ending in a small room with a single window. Off one edge of the room opposite the window is a remarkable natural addition in the form of a low room with a gravely floor perhaps used as sleeping quarters.
Looking at the rock pile under which the miner’s cabin is hidden, concealed behind desert scrub.
Look a little closer through the trees and it comes into view.
A look inside showing the same window. A stove can be seen frame right with an opened rusty tin can on top and a stone and mortar chimney.
The nook that would make a decent bedroom. It is fairly spacious despite how it appears here in this poor photo.
Stone work in the short walk between the windowed room and the cabin front door.
The view standing beside the rock work in the previous photo and looking out through what was the door to the cabin.
The approach to the front door, the windowed room just inside the shadowy cave.