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  1. 5 points
    Thinking back on my elementary school days, some of my favorite moments, outside of lunch and recess, were the times we went on field trips. Sure, a lot of the joy I received at the time was escaping the tediousness of the classroom, but there was also the excitement of discovering new things and going fun places! Of all my field trip memories, my favorite is the trip I took in 4th grade to Sacramento. We got to see the capitol building, had what I considered a real treat at the time eating dinner at McDonalds and stayed overnight in a hotel! But the highlight in my mind was visiting Sutter’s Fort.
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    Old Sacramento is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District which is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. The city of Sacramento was developed in the mid-nineteenth century as an extension of Sutter’s Fort as the Sacramento River was the main waterway to the west coast. We really enjoyed checking out the historic buildings and the underground tunnels!
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    Olinghouse is one of those odd ducks. It has never been clear to me what's private and what's public. I was out there last May and the road into 'town' was a small river. Got up to where the fenced off building is, got out, looked at some of the abandoned stuff, and then headed out (was on the way home, anyway). My biggest worry is some 'militia' type deciding to draw down on me for no reason, other than 'being there'. That could end badly for everyone involved, and there are people who do just that (Google 'Castro brothers New Idria' for some laughs and cringes).
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    I'm not sure how close you can get to the pit operation. When I overlay satellite imagery over old topo maps, everything but the cemetery is now part of the pit. There may be artifacts and bits and pieces outside the immediate operating area, but I can imagine a world of trouble would await anyone caught within boundaries of the mining operation. To put it another way, there would have to be a hell of a tempting *something* in there for me to risk it.
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    I remember looking into exploring rawhide then finding out it was demolished thanks for letting me know it was still there. If you drove to walker lake did you see the old abandoned fishing boat ?? I've made a video about it a few months back. And if you ever need any locations of old mines around Nevada just let me know.
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    The first site you visited has more to see over the low ridge seen around 4:10 in the video. It's a bit of a hike, but worthwhile. Eagleville is also a worthwhile place to visit, not far from there, but far enough that you'll need to drive it. Sadly, the enormous ore bin there is in bad shape, but still (sorta) standing. I recommend you explore that area soon if anything else is of interest to you. Continue reading to learn why.... That second site isn't the "Rawhide" of old (i.e. the original town). The town and mines were further west and they really are gone due to the open pit mine. The cemetery is still there, though I'm not sure of its present condition. The place you poked around is actually 2 or 3 separate mines, and most of the claims are patented (owned free and clear). The Navy will most likely have that land in 2 years. What happens to the buildings afterwards, who knows. But they're not technically abandoned, since the land is held in fee by the current owners. Bob has been to that site, too, come to think of it. He put up a video in...2016(?). Another crew posted a video on the site about 3 years ago, and the Underground Explorers were there in 2014 (http://www.undergroundexplorers.com/uec-135-1.htm) They went down into the mine with the huge headframe. It appears to have 2 entrances/exits, because at the start they go in one way, and at the end they come out in a completely different area next to the headframe and some small buildings. Never managed to get there myself, and it looks like I never will due to the property ownership issues. I'm not going to pontificate about shooting bottles or the oil can. That's between you and yours. BTW the road in looked like crap. I can't imagine how anyone pulled a trailer in there. Must have been determined!
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    Enjoyed the video, except what was used for target practice.
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    Shooting at these buildings is what gives us explorers a bad name. dig it
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    Pretty close! I was in Whittier at the time. We also went to Sutter's Mill where we panned for gold. I remember getting a couple gold flakes that I brought home. Definitely a long haul, but lots of fun!
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    Okay, we're passing on the 3 we've had response from so far. One guy wanted $30k for a POS lot bordered on all sides by other private lots... no access roads..etc.. Another was very odd, never actually talked to the owner some random guy wanted me to make an offer.. then gave me the phone number for his 'agent' and also the phone for the owner. That one seemed too weird... and the lot wasn't all that great. The owners of 003-900-015 are a nice couple in Santa Barbara. Attached kmz file has the rough borders. Lot is pretty flat, no sings of heavy run off.. and it adjacent to a well maintained dirt road. They purchased the lot for $7,900 and were at that time willing to sell for that. That being said, our research into prices in the area pegs the median price for good lots (accessible) around $3,500. There may be issues getting permits to build, so I wouldn't plan on it being buildable at least without a lot of effort. If anyone is interested in making an offer/buying PM me and I'll pass along contact information for the owners. My advice to them was hold on to it for the long run, the property taxes are cheap.. they have young kid(s).. maybe some day it'll be worth something. Feature.kmz
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    Hey everyone, we are called Forgotten_Productions!. Exploring everything abandoned that we can find and share with you. We are very new to filming our amazing adventures. Please help us grow and show your support by hitting the SUBSCRIBE! and LIKE! buttons. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNp-X7HUAx9iVMn1unDv1JA Thank you to everyone for your support. Find us at : YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNp-X7HUAx9iVMn1unDv1JA INSTAGRAM - @Forgotten_Productions_416 AND OF COURSE HERE @Forgotten_Productions! Any leads for us or business inquires please contact us at xandrewcraigz@gmail.com
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    Nice photos! Looks like a great place to explore.
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    selectedgrub

    Mines and stuff

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    Just subbed, Proper Explorations-- that looks interesting! Just a quick perusal of your channel and I knew I'd enjoy that. Welcome to!
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    Thanks man, I try my best to keep them interesting and I subbed back to you bro.
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    braindead0

    I'm mad at myself.

    I like a hard working 'tractor'.. the AR's always struck me as dainty little prima-donna's.. if you keep up on maintenance and keep them adjusted I'm sure they're very reliable. I just remember too many AR's holding up the firing line at competitions... My FAL has never let me down, thousands of rounds... and I clean it..meh.. whenever I feel like it ;-) Just keeps on shooting, like a farm implement.. If I lived in CA I'd probably have to cull my collection a bit.... Let me know if your coming out here and want to get some shooting done!
  18. 1 point
    braindead0

    Critters

    While sitting on our 'porch' boondocking near Lovelock... a couple of these little guys came hauling across the ground. About 1.25" long or so, they really put those legs to use. One stopped at a clump of grass and seemed to be having a snack.
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    Mysterious ExGamer Dude

    New Guy

    Hey everyone, I just joined a little while ago. I'm nineteen, also religious (Messianic Jewish Christian) although I prefer not to use that word. I have been interested in exploring sense I was real young, I remember always getting in trouble at 7 years old for going and exploring an abandoned house across the street. Not that anyone thought I would do anything, but it was falling apart and my parents always worried I would get myself hurt haha. I'm also into Metal (the music genre) so that's another big thing I'm interested in. Anyways, nice forum you got here! Reminds me a lot of the old Star Wars HQ website (R.I.P), oh yeah, I like Star Wars too. ^-^ Also, that's an abandoned school in the picture below. :3 Too bad it's locked or I would go inside! I also hope to learn more about the art of exploration. Although I have always been interested in exploring practically my whole life, it has been a rarity for me to actually just get out and just explore. So, hopefully you guys and gals can teach me some things ^-^, basic things to know, tips, what to look out for, how to avoid danger, explorer's code etc. etc.. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read this if you've made it this far. I look forward to speaking with you all and knowing everyone! Hope you all have a great and blessed day/night!
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    dery

    New Guy

    My Channel (before the google take over) was focused on reptile and amphibian husbandry. Which is where I got most of my subscribers. Although I deleted all those videos years ago just before my hiatus in the mass protest.
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    dery

    New Guy

    If you have a smartphone and know how to use it you can upload all raw videos from said phone with possible pro quality and go live. However I have a flip phone and tend to use corel pro x9 software to edit raw videos before uplading.
  22. 1 point
    Mysterious ExGamer Dude

    New Guy

    That is interesting. I typically don't eat a Kosher diet unless I feel the need to. Or unless I am observing Passover, sense I also follow the Messiah's teachings as well as the Torah to the best of my ability. I personally am not in any denomination either, however I do like to congregate with other believers when I am able to (This includes regular Christians as well as Messianic Jews when they're around). And yes there's only a small handful of mainstream holidays that I'll be celebrating as well, (like how you mentioned the 4th of July). However I do get together with other family on Christmas, but I don't celebrate it as the Messiah's birth anymore, sense Yahushua was born sometime in September. Which is called Sukkot. Tbh I didn't expect to be talking about this :3 However I am grateful that there are some other believers here besides me, although I typically can get along with non-religious folk as well. :-P But yeah I imagine you've had enough of my Jewish talk lol.
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    dery

    New Guy

    The only way my family does not honor a holy feast day is that we stay home on Saint Padraig's Day to eat ham and cabbage. We are from the same stock as Dr Sylvester O'Halloran and my cousin is Kick Cavendish. So we try to avoid fighting with green orangemen and watch out where our members of the Knights of Columbus wear the red, white and blue. And as for the twelfth of july we just celebrate that on the 4th of july along side every other american citizen.
  26. 1 point
    dery

    New Guy

    Welcome to explore outdoor forums. I myself am nondenominational christian with roots in the campground movements with emphasis of Jesus' Jewish Reformation. Just like my Anglo-Celtic forefathers and the great Irish Gaelic Scholar Muhammad Al Hussaini who also emphasizes on the unity of all denominations and independents of the three Abrahamic Religions. I still need to brush up on my Yiddish and Hebrew.
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    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.
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    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    I took this from behind the house, pointing underneath the back porch.
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    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    Took another shot of the room in the main entry way, this time directly in front of the desk.
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    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    Inside the main entrance, took a photo facing the 4-lane highway.
  31. 1 point

    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    An angled shot at the other side of the second empty room.
  32. 1 point
    Mysterious ExGamer Dude

    Under the Front Porch

    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    Taken from under the front porch facing the main entry way.
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    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    This is probably my favorite photo here out of this bunch. I just love those vines! So creepy and old looking!
  34. 1 point
    Mysterious ExGamer Dude

    Old Bathroom

    From the album Old Abandoned House by 4-Lane

    Very old, and empty bathroom.
  35. 1 point
    So I'm guessing a gopro on your gimbal? That's what I have but I have nowhere to practice flying the drone at this point since I'm stuck in a yankee town chuck full of buildings, tourists and no fly zones.
  36. 1 point
    Awesome quality John. What camera did you use on your drone?
  37. 1 point
    I haven't dug as deep as you have, but "AMR" - ag, mining, recreation. It's not zoned residential, at least not in a traditional R/R1/R3 scheme. Given the restrictions were passed in 2007, I think the object was to stop a big developer from grabbing cheap land and plunking down a subdivision. 2007 was just before the Great Recession, building was booming, land was cheap, and money was easy. I think that because: "has a plan for use of the property which will justify the change, and signs an agreement to implement and finalize the plan for new land use withing two years". I figure it left the county an easy out if someone bought up the land and started filing for permits. The fire station clause sounds like a "pay to play" - you want to build homes, you fund services. Since the state gets more involved in utilities than with local fire districts, it was probably an easy method for the county to poison pill any development by shady outfits without real $. What you do is start a "boutique" goat farm - Blackjack Pershing's Goat Cheese!, build the necessary structures, incl. home, to code, with permits, and be done with it. Then a year later, sell the goats, maybe turn one into stew and tacos, and call it good.
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    Did we go on the same field trip? Lol I swear we stopped at McDonald's as well. It was a long haul from Santa Ana up to Sacramento. Still remember bits of the Capitol building but not too much of Sutter's Fort.
  39. 1 point
    dery

    Went to emergency room

    Good luck with the surgery Bill.
  40. 1 point
    I have never been to Burning Man and truthfully, the clothing optional aspects of it intimidate the hell out of me. The artwork and designs of the temporary structures fascinate my aesthetic imagination, therefore, it was to my delight that some of the smaller artwork from the 2016 Burning Man is displayed at Reno Playa Art Park.
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    RadioActive Penguin

    I'm mad at myself.

    I hate vandals & people who leave messes at shooting areas & exploring areas.. I will admit I rarely pick up my brass but I justify that by saying "It soon becomes part of the environment & then you don't really see it". I have been going to a public range (5 Dogs) the last 5 or so years for the convenience & because they have restrooms lol. Off topic parts below: Love my FAL and my AR and my AK variants. Only problem I've had with my AR was failure to extract due to a weak extractor spring. So now a days I use the extra power springs along with that tiny rubber thing that fits inside the spring. Other than that, I've been blessed with a problem free AR! Initially, I had numerous problems with my AK-74. Mostly failure to feed. I diddled around with the mag well since the mags (from numerous different Countries) sat in the well a bit oddly. So, after many hours of filing & Dremelling & bending, it works great without any issue. Well, it has one issue, the receiver has a few extra bends & scratches & etc & looks rather ugly! My FAL has been problem free! I built all my rifles from kits (except the AR, it was from carefully selected parts) and I bought the kits before the barrel ban so I have nice original CHF barrels. I did put an Argentine barrel on my FAL rather than the G1 it came with since I wanted a threaded barrel. I clean my rifles about every year or so. None of them really need it any more often. Even my AR is problem free with only a yearly cleaning. I do clean my PSL after each session since I am using corrosive ammo most of the time. If I shoot 7N6 in my '74 I also clean it after each range session.
  46. 1 point
    braindead0

    Mines and stuff

    Place is very different than here, however the same mine carts seem to be pretty much everywhere ;-)
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    coyote

    Mines and stuff

    Amazing, beautiful stuff-- like a place you'd find Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. The place just seems to have adventure potential lurking everywhere!
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    selectedgrub

    Mines and stuff

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    braindead0

    I'm mad at myself.

    The stuff I have uses a very volatile solvent, turns your fingers black and dry almost instantly.. I don't use it on firearms, I usually clean with eds red which has some lubricating properties, and then use very little rem-oil on key points. My daily carry is a J-frame, never really bothered lubricating it, stays in a pocket in a holster.. so not much dirt collecting there..lint doesn't cause any issues that I've noticed... I may try dupont teflon chain lube, if it's good enough for my motorcycle chain.. maybe good enough for the slide on my glock ;-) My dad never lubricated anything, cleaned with hoppes and that's it. Said that's what he was taught in the service... everything he owns shoots well...
  50. 1 point
    desertdog

    I'm mad at myself.

    Those are usually the same folks that either don't understand the workings of a DI firearm, or use channel locks to remove flash hiders and WD-40 for lubricant. One of my SAR teammates is an Inactive Duty Marine (his term), and his personal experience in Iraq was the use of dry lube (graphite) is superior to use of anything liquid. He swears it kept everything from AR's to BMG's running, so I may try that with one and see how it does. Personally, I'd much rather have a piston-operated semi than DI, which leads me right back to the M1A or the Garand.



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