Love the photos of those abandoned buildings! Do you have you tube channel so I can subscribe?
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Nice stuff. There is a school out by my neck of the woods built in a similar fashion. I'd go take pictures of it but rumor has it there's a guy living in there who's a little on the unhinged side. I think a lot of the schools built out West in that era were based all on the same basic pattern.
So like a bunch of us, I'm sure, I have a lot of video out-takes from larger projects. Some of these larger projects ended up being unusable for various reasons, or in some cases I started filming things only to decide later that what I had was a minute or two of interesting stuff but nothing truly video-worthy. What to do with these outtakes? I don't want to delete them and they might be interesting to others, but there's usually no real story or context, just a momentary vignette, a glance at life that is here and then gone.
So I'm putting together a playlist called "Coyote's Short Takes" and I'll see if it generates any interest. There are two video already loaded, one is being loaded as I type this, and another will be loaded later. Three of them are from a hunting trip up to the Idaho side of the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness, another one features my dogs at an Oregon Trail interpretive site. I took almost 20 minutes of video only to find later that the howling wind made the whole thing utterly pointless (not to self: get wind sock microphone). I only had a couple minutes' worth of video that could be heard, and it was an impromptu moment with my dogs being silly. The outtake is called "Couch Wolves".
These videos are less than 3 minutes in length but as I mentioned, there's not really any "story" behind them. One of them just has some music that I felt was appropriate, since the audio was me and a friend having a conversation that would be meaningless to a listener. What do you think? Waste of time or an interesting use of otherwise discarded video material?
so this is my first explore post, I'm probably going to be slow sharing since I'm planning on waiting until my YouTube videos come out. but I just wanted to give an update on Olinghouse Nevada. I was out there about a month ago with my friend. As some of you may know there is many rumors about the Olinghouse area being guarded by an "old man with a gun chasing people of the property". Well I took a few trips out there because I really wanted to get some cool footage. I didn't go into all of the structures because it seemed like the floors weren't sturdy enough to hold my weight. My friend went in them but she only weighs about 115 lbs. The mine has been purchased and is currently active. We went on a Sunday after the first ground freeze because that's usually when mining operations stop for the winter. There was still a lot of activity of a small ATV vehicle going back and forth to the miners headquarters building, so we tried to stay hidden as possible. I looked at the Olinghouse Facebook page just a few days ago and it said people tried to get permission to go out there but were denied, so I'm glad I got what I did without being seen. The place is still in really good shape. Its hard to tell the age of some of the buildings, most of them have probably been frankensteined over the years since its been a home to squatters, meth-labbers, and the occasional mine enthusiast.
If you plan on exploring the area, I suggest at least with 4 wheel drive and drive past the headqaurters building and do a little 4wheeling to the back ranch house and you can stay hidden easier from back there. There is also a road that seems to lead to some interesting thing that I can see from the Sat pics, but I will definitely need an ATV to get there. anyways. Here is the video if you'd like to check it out.
See you out there!
This is a question for anyone who visits old places and gets the urge to take something with them when they leave. I have NEVER taken anything but photos and video of the sites I have visited, but I am not going to lie, I have been tempted many, many times to take just this or that. Of course I NEVER do and NEVER plan too.
I am not talking about ripping down buildings or destroying places for scrap metal. I am referring to relics that many of us see at old places. Like an old bottle, and old cup, an old container, etc.
I have come across really interesting stuff and leave it there for the next visitors. Every time I return to a site, I will find the stuff either gone, or more often, it's destroyed, Either been shot up, burned, or just vandalized. I have seen this happen so many times it's not funny. I often wonder if I am doing a disservice by leaving something behind to be destroyed or vandalized. History to be lost forever. Or when the place finally collapses and the stuff is buried forever, never to be seen again seems to be very wasteful. The places I visit are mainly on public land, which means either the BLM will let it all rot, or someone will eventually grab it.
I have seen videos online where people find old abandoned homes full of stuff that is being completely destroyed by water. I often wonder why those explorers who find these places don't attempt to get parcel information to see if they can purchase these places for cheap. Many times these places will owe years of back taxes and some places will allow one to take over ownership after paying back taxes and jumping through some legal loopholes.
Anyway, I am not looking for someone to convince me that it's okay to loot or take stuff from the places I find and visit. I will NEVER take anything from these places as I find them more interesting with all the "stuff" that is left there. My main goal is to hear what others think about the topic.
Do you ever get the urge to take something? Do you ever take anything? If so, what is your "limit" on what you take?