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  1. 3 points
    Cemetery marked on topo map. Thanks for the pdf, Chris. I have it on my computer, now I can curl up by the fire with a bourbon and my iPad and enjoy!
  2. 2 points
    NevadaGeigle

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    I have some photos and video of Hercules..coming soon.
  3. 2 points
    David A. Wright

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    Looking at the Google maps satellite view I see some patterns along the lower north slope of the small notch it sits in. There is one short trail and what appears to be a fenceline running north and south. At the end of the two track looks to be something, like the size of those 5’ stone monuments with E Clampus Vitis plaques and in such a spot that it doesn’t look natural to me. Though it could very well be a boulder that rolled down from above in the earthquake in the ‘50s.
  4. 2 points
    I am still trying to figure audio out somewhat. With my gopro I first used it with that stupid case which I learned unless it was in the water you should never use it as it muffles audio and amplifies any contact sound from holding it or brushing up against things. So then I used the cam in a skeleton case which improved audio a ton but wasn't great and still picked up a lot of wind noise. I then added a Movo GM100 with a foam wind cover this improved the sound a little more, decreased wind noise more. But for some reason I will get crackling sounds on occasion. It occurs most often during heavy wind gusts but also have gotten it hard mounted inside the truck going fast down a dirt road. I'm not sure if it is something from wind or a connection issue and if it is a connection issue where the problem may be. Camera, adapter, or mic? The panning and camera work absolutely takes a lot of practice. It takes time just using the gear, reviewing what it looks like, etc to find out the different little nuances of how everything works. Finding out what setups work and which don't.
  5. 2 points
    Awesome photos and video!!
  6. 2 points
    braindead0

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    Awesome.. I was out there a while back, salvaged the remnants of a cotton sample bag that had 'wonder' and some numbers stamped on it. Figured it was going to rot away anyway.. I'll be back this summer, explore deeper up into the hills and the like see if there's anything interesting.
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  8. 1 point
    Bob

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    I'll have to go back and take another look. I'll also check google earth and find that fence you mention, I was probably in the wrong location. 🙂
  9. 1 point
    Bob

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    That's where I got the coordinates, but we couldn't find anything.
  10. 1 point
    Bob

    Broken Hills Update

    I am not sure, I don't think they are moving in on that land, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did.
  11. 1 point
    Bob

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    I spent a day out there looking for the cemetery, but there wasn't anything at all. I am not sure if I was at the correct location, but I am pretty sure I was close. Seems the cemetery is completely gone.
  12. 1 point
    El Polvo

    Mojave Mines and Cabins

    What d’ya measure for, just back up a couple feet, put it in D, close your eyes and STAND ON IT 🤪
  13. 1 point
    El Polvo

    Boron Abandoned Prison California BOP Gone

    Awesome vid Bob
  14. 1 point
    54200012.pdf here is Hugh Schamberger’s book on Wonder in pdf format.
  15. 1 point
    braindead0

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    it was a bit of a random trip idea, up there in the truck with my Wife. Didn't spend much time there, I get back on my bike I'll be able to cover a lot more ground. Thanks for the book info...
  16. 1 point
    David A. Wright

    Wonder, Churchill County, Nevada.

    Seemed you focused on the mill area. Did you explore the townsite and cemetery? Check your library for Hugh Schamberger’s publication, WONDER. His series is superb and written decades ago while far more was left at ghost towns in Nevada. He also covers the other nearby towns adjacent to Wonder. https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Churchill-County-Nevada-Historic/dp/B0006CKV4M
  17. 1 point
    braindead0

    Mojave Mines and Cabins

    I'm sure it would bother them to some extent, but harm? I doubt it, thunder is pretty loud... If *I* were to do something of this sort, I'd clamp a fiberglass welding blanket or two behind the bars where I'm cutting. Not only would it provide a backstop for sparks (less change of fire) it should at least help a bit with noise.
  18. 1 point
    braindead0

    Broken Hills Update

    Was that absorbed by the Navy/firing range? I forget what was being sucked up, if so that might explain the bars/barbed wire?
  19. 1 point
    desertdog

    Winches

    Until gravity wins and you end up in a hole that wasn't there 500 milliseconds ago. Then the winch is pretty much non-optional.
  20. 1 point
    braindead0

    Winches

    I've never been stuck that a shovel and jack couldn't get me out. A winch can certainly be convenient. I tend to turn around before the going gets tough enough that I think a winch would be handy.. then come back on my motorcycle where a winch wouldn't be much use anyway.
  21. 1 point
    proper explorations

    Winches

    It think it really depends on the vehicle you have if you need a winch or not for me I have never gotten stuck I have an ATV so it's very rare for me to get stuck but I still carry a shovel just in case I see people out in the desert going offroading without any kind of winch or shovel etc and that's plain stupid because if they do get stuck what's going to happen ?? there's no cell service and it's very rare to see another person on the trails so there basically screwed.
  22. 1 point
    David A. Wright

    Winches

    Never owned a winch. I just don’t get stuck in the first place ...
  23. 1 point
    braindead0

    Boot recommendations

    The subject has been touched on in various threads here. Not much follow up.. and considering how important a good foot covering is when exploring....and I'm probably going to be buying a new pair this year. My usage is both hiking and motorcycling. Need at least a modest heel, around 8" height with fairly stiff/tough uppers. I can also suffer from swamp foot, so something that breathes is nice. I'm leaning towards these Danner gritstone 8" I don't think they'll breath much though.. i might have to look for something in a mix of materials vs. all leather. However my current carolina work boots are all leather and seem to keep my feet plenty dry so maybe a quality liner is the key?
  24. 1 point
    braindead0

    Boot recommendations

    That 'gritstone' model is plain toe. I'm not against steel toe but not really looking for it either... I think they have composite and maybe alloy toes as well..
  25. 1 point
    dery

    Boot recommendations

    Those are better than both of my boots. The only waterproof pair is not steel toe and the other pair only lasted three years before they got warped. It's near the point that I can't milk them anymore and have to buy a new pair. They have size 14. So my size 13 1/2 clown feet should not be a problem.
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