From another time. On Hastings Mesa there are remnants of both mining and ranching found in the forms of what was left behind..and when people no longer live in dwellings, they often return to the earth from where they came...wood and stone. There was a time when many people came to seek their fortune in mining. Many came...few were really rewarded...and it was a hard life! In this very dry season, while waiting for the snow, beige, browns, reds and shadows predominate...but, soon winter snows will turn everything white! This mesa is at about 9,000 ft.