Charcoal Kiln Road

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This short and easy spur over natural desert concrete or caliche is a great addition to include during your exploration. Up this road, you'll find the remains of two charcoal kilns. The structures here provided charcoal to the many mine sites in the area. Kilns were used to convert raw wood to charcoal, then hauled to mining sites. Charcoal provides the benefit of burning hotter and more slowly than wood. A benefit of this kiln location is the large wide wash you see to the west. The wash is filled with dead trees washed down in the temporary rivers that occur during the heavy torrents of rain and are then captured by the many living trees growing in the wash.