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.
Talking of my interpretation of these pictographs and petroglyphs, I thought I was the geek but the rumors where I'm from says that the americans had multiple language families in 1492 something Indo-European speaker never had. This collection you documented just reconfirms it for me.
That looks some kind of wagon to me. Or maybe a trailer. Probably used to haul the stuff came from the mining site.
That trail reminds me of our first trail trip with our '88 Wrangler YJ. Hoping to finish its restoration and install the Smittybilt SRC roof rack thing coming month.
So this is video 2/3 where I screwed up and erased part of the footage. Again still was able to save the drone footage and we got some cool shots inside the tunnel. If you've never been to Donner Lake there is an old train tunnel that is now just a hang out for hikers and taggers. You'll see some frozen waterfalls which are cool.
So I actually lost some of my footage. I need to invest in a better camera but it simply is not in the budget. But anyways, you'll see the summer camp area that is abandoned and I go into 2/4 buildings. It has a really cool fish pond and looks like a decent area to camp anyways. Then we drove over to the California side near Stampede resevoir and found a ranch or more rather a corral. But got some really epic Drone footage. I have to say I'm really please with the entire process
Thanks for watching and for your continued support!
This was my first time dong any type of mine tunnel exploring on video. It almost gives me chills watching the video afterwards and seeing how easily these caves could have came down on us. I hope you enjoy the video! There was more footage to get than we had memory for so we'll have to make another trip out there. It looks like the old mill in this area has finally fallen down because in all the pictures we've seen it is still standing.