These two ovens operated from 1882 to 1895 producing charcoal. It was an important fuel then. Trees were harvested from nearby canyons, prepped and hauled in, and then stacked densely inside. A slow burn made for good charcoal. Similar beehive style kilns have been seen in several places on my journey.
It was just a brief stop on the way to my next point of interest, and a new campsite. There’s always something to keep me entertained.
Camp: Fishlake NF-Oak Creek Canyon boondock
Scene: Kilns, history