I am on my iPad so cannot get a good perspective, but it looks like fir and brush so probably not a mining set up in eastern Oregon?
One thing I notice are the downed trees, which were an everyday travel hazard in the team and wagon days. Quite often a new road was made by trying to detour around.
The man on the wheel, in the middle is a regular in the Conser photos.
L.E. on 22nd August 2017 @ 1:21pm
The blades indicate a typical overshot wheel which would need a flume to the top that is either burned, rotted out or abandoned for lack of water.. Wonder what it powered ~
Kenn on 22nd August 2017 @ 2:32pm