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Chocolate Peak

Chocolate Peak is a large reddish-brown hill located on the north side of the road.
There was originally a large deposit of whitemud (clay) at its base. For this reason, it was once named Wedding Cake Hill.
Back in the 1930’s and 40’s, whitemud (clay) was quite valuable.
One miner thought his work would be easier if he could burn the coal layer that rested on top of the whitemud. Well the coal layer did burn, but for years rather than days, wrecking the clay in the process and turning the hill into its present color.
Privately owned, permission to enter is needed.

See Tour 1 Map here

see Tour 1 PDF File here (new tab)