I have not seen this, but I have it on good authority that there is a small dynamite shack at Monarch. It is a relic from the days when hard-rock miners roamed our local mountains, some hundred years ago.
Monarch Mystery Found
From Monarch Visitor Jeff
“OK, so I’ve found the shack a few times, but today was the first that I had a camera around. I’m a bit of a goldrush buff, and I have to say, I doubt this was used to store dynamite. For one, buildings used to store explosives for mining operations are usually some of the best built (made of stone or in many cases, metal) to keep everything dry, safe, and most importantly, locked up.
For another, I’m not aware of any significant mining activity on the mountain? Obviously there was quarry and mining activity down valley, but I wasn’t aware that any occurred inside the ski area.
This looks to me like something used for storage of something more mundane.
It is about 1/3 of the way down between Rock-O and Mirage, pretty evenly spaced between the runs.”
Makes sense, it is not a dynamite shack, but what could it be? Any suggestions or ideas, please let us know.
This is expert terrain (obviously). If you are not yet an expert, skip the sleuthing and take a lesson for adventure instead.