John and I returned to Alder after Labor Day and, once again, searched for the Carothers cabin where my Grandpa lived when he was a boy. First, we walked along the beaver ponds and counted at least ten ponds. Riding back down the trail, we stopped on the east side of the ponds and noticed a trail across from the diggings. We hiked down the trail and discovered...
the remains of a cabin!
We are not certain if this was the cabin my Dad remembers his father showing him. But it's the only cabin we found.
To read more about Grandpa's childhood in Alder and our search for the cabin, read the post "Past and Present Alder, Colorado."