VintageDisneylandTickets asked about a companion photo (to my Small Update post) showing the rotting Gullywhumper keel boat.
It doesn't look so bad from the river level, because you can't see all the water inside! You can, however, make out plant growth just below the shutters. I took a few dozen photos of the former Cascade Peak area (does it have a name now? Cascade Knoll? Non-Cascade Non-Peak?) on June 28; below are a selection.
This would be a classic view of the waterfalls. I never saw the Mine Train pass by here, but I can well imagine all the activity on a busy summer day at this crook of the river--a busy island, keel boats, canoes, the Mark Twain and the Columbia, the water animation of the peak, and the mine trains filled with Guests! I think some of the most interesting parts of the Park are where Guests experience attractions while also seeing other Guests getting a different experience. Tomorrowland's "A World on the Move" design perhaps expressed this best, but you could also see this in Fantasyland near Alice in Wonderland (the Alice attraction itself, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Mad Tea Party, the Storybook Land Canal Boats, and the Skyway) and on Main Street, U.S.A., with the train and Main Street Vehicles. The everything-but-the-kitchen sink rendering of the Indiana Jones attraction that incorporated the Jungle Cruise, the Disneyland Railroad, and several Indy attractions would have been spectacular.
In this photo you can see two closed attractions and one operating one!
The engine has seen better days.
The coupling has seen better days.
The ore cars have seen better days.
The track has... oh, you get the idea!