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Bob last won the day on September 9

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  1. Who to tell if a place is a abandoned

    I just ran into this situation yesterday, someone put up a hand written "private road" sign that was in solid BLM land, according to my hunting GPS map. I also checked the local county online GIS records, and sure enough, the land is solid BLM. I went passed the sign and drove up the road and see more "Private Property" signs on public land, again both hunting maps and county GIS records show to be solid BLM. I will definitely be passing this information off to BLM even though I have a love / hate for the BLM (mostly hate). The road is also labeled as a residential road. I think these people are pure scum, they think they can take over Public land without paying for it. That's worse than a simple trespass in my opinion. The people who do this make it harder on legitimate private land owners who do post their private land to keep people off. I find it amusing how so many people don't understand trespass. Some think it's simply going onto private property. I noticed something else interesting, Southern Nevada BLM seems to be managed much differently than Northern Nevada. They seem to be much more strict down here, doesn't feel as free as it does in Northern Nevada when exploring BLM. Signs, signs, everywhere a sign down here on this "public land".
  2. Who to tell if a place is a abandoned

    One problem I have been reading more and more about is people who post no trespassing signs and put up gates on public land. It's especially a problem in Southern California where drug manufacturers attempt to claim a chunk of public land as their own so they can make their meth. I have also been seeing a lot of "private road" signs posted in areas my hunting maps show as solid BLM land. Just check mylandmatters.org for land status because there are a lot of abandoned places on public land you can explore. BLM should put out a mapping system like the hunting maps, but I hear the hunting maps get that data from the BLM. It can be confusing, but I assess every place individually by what I see and hear at the locations.
  3. Sounds like the Ryepatch / Humboldt properties I was checking out a few years ago. If so, there is a guy who sells a lot of property there for great prices if you contact him directly.
  4. Hello!!

    Welcome Alfred.
  5. I am not sure, but I will see if I can find any information on it.
  6. How to keep viewers

    Make sure the tags are representative of what is in the video, which they should be since they are all related to exploring. Don't change anything on the video that is taking off.
  7. How to keep viewers

    Congrats on your first video taking off, that means you should see a nice spike in new subs too! Most people find videos by the suggested videos showing up next to the video they are currently watching, so you need to make sure your videos are showing up as suggested to keep people watching your videos. Even if they click away and watch someone else's video, you will still get credit for their watch time since they continued to watch videos on YouTube through your video. I understand you want them to watch all your other videos, but that means you have to make sure the tags, thumbnails, and titles are similar so they will suggest your other videos instead of others videos.
  8. How to keep viewers

    Is the video taking off? Are your videos showing up as the suggested videos next to the video that has 56k views?
  9. I'm mad at myself.

    I think this is the same video you're talking about: It appears they are shooting over several dirt roads, and the target is set up right next to another dirt road. I am not a rat, nor do I really care, but it's illegal to shoot across roads, so they may want to learn the laws before they head out and shoot again. It's people like them who ruin it for the rest of us, but it's not your fault, you were just trying to be a nice guy and help them out. I have seen so many local target practice locations shut down due to all the trash and garbage left behind.
  10. I know your travels are mostly southern NV but do you know any good cordinates for northern NV that you recomend

    1. Bob


      Hey Lou, I explored mostly in Northern Nevada and just recently started exploring southern NV. 

  11. Introducing Ourselves

    Welcome Bruce and Linda, great to have you here.
  12. Explore Foum DECALS?

    Nothing available yet, but soon hopefully we will get something together.
  13. Hey Everyone!

    The entire state is a great place to explore, you can't really go wrong with all the public land we have in Nevada. I am just starting to explore southern Nevada, but there is so much to see no matter where you are in this great state.
  14. I am right across the river from Arizona, but unfortunately Tucson is too far or I would join you. Have a great explore, hope you will make a video of what you find.
  15. Hey Everyone!

    Welcome John.
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    • South Pass City, approximately 90 miles north of Rock Springs, is a historic site administered by the state of Wyoming.  It consists of over 30 log, frame, and stone buildings, along with the Carissa Mine and Stamp Mill.

      South Pass City Historic Site
    • Recently, I’ve been going through my old VHS video tapes and digitizing them to DVDs.  These tapes contain my travels and explorations between 1995 and 2009.  I thought I’d start releasing some video shorts of my early travels on this forum.

      The back story for this particular video is as follows.  On March 30, 1996, I made a short hike of about a mile and a third up the lower third of Surprise Canyon, on the western slopes of the Panamint Range, Inyo County, California.  This canyon is just outside of Death Valley National Park.  This canyon has running water running year round through the stretch shown, fed by substantial Limekiln Springs, and the canyon is a water wonderland.  For those not familiar with the area, refer to the two maps.  The first one shows the canyon in relation to the region, the other a close up of the canyon and the ghost town of Panamint City.  The blue line in the close up image shows the route that was taken.

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    • My next series of videos will be based on a trip in 2000 that I took with Lew Shorb.  Lew is a board member here, as well as owner of the popular website http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/ghost.htm

      In breaking with my past habit of culling out historical sites and ghost towns and creating short videos dealing with these, I decided to keep the exploring part of Explore Forums in and create videos of each day of my travel and exploration, including our camps.  Scenery, travel, camping ghost towns and wide open spaces.

      Part one of this series, as well as subsequent videos, will all appear here within this same thread. Part I will start in my garage, where I was finishing up with the packing my truck.  The following day, after work, I begin my travels to meet Lew Shorb at Rhyolite, Nevada ghost town.

      Our three day, two night travels prowled about the "Nevada Triangle" section of northeastern Death Valley National Park; and will include such sites as:

      1. The Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad
      2. Gold Bar
      3. Phinney Mine
      4. Strozzi Ranch
      5. Currie Well (LV&T RR)
      6. Mud Springs Summit (LV&T RR)
      7. Happy Hooligan Mine

      This video, that of March 30th and 31st, will start off this series; and is brief, only being 3:28 long.  Nevada-Triangle_Shorb-2000_Part-1.wmv

      So, below is my narrative of part one of this series to give full context of what is seen in the video.  It will probably take longer to read than the video is long.


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    • Exploration Field Trips:
      May 1-3, 2000
      Trip with Alan Patera and Alan Hensher into Death Valley

      What do you do with three authors, two 4x4’s, two two-way radios, three cameras, and camping supplies? Send them to Death Valley, of course. For three days in the first week of May, 2000, fellow authors and historical researchers Alan Patera, Alan Hensher and myself explored Death Valley north and south.

      Alan Patera writes and publishes the WESTERN PLACES series of monograph books.  Alan Hensher has been published in several periodicals as well as authoring several books, centering primarily on the history of Mojave Desert sites.

      Alan Patera, who hails from Oregon, came south to California and picked up Alan Hensher; then the two came my way. At the time I was living in Ridgecrest, California. After overnighting with my wife and I, the three of us took off for Death Valley.  Alan was busy researching and photographing for a future edition of WESTERN PLACES, this time centering on the camps of the Funeral Range, which forms the eastern border of east central Death Valley.  Circumstances and changes of our journey lead Alan to plant the seeds of two more future books, this time centering just outside the northernmost section of Death Valley.


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    • Reconnoitering Trips
      Northern Nevada, Southwestern Idaho
      (and a Blip of Southeastern Oregon Thrown in for Good Measure)
      June 19 - 28, 2001

      This is the trip that I consider to be my favorite trip I have ever undertaken.  It had been in the planning stages since the previous December.  Originally, quite a number of people were invited and had semi-committed themselves to come along.  Over time, however, eventually the number of people whose semi-commitments became firm commitments to this trip narrowed to four.  And I was one of them.

      Below, a list of historic locations we visited – in the order that we visited them:

      1. Bodie & Benton Railway, California.
      2. Stillwater, Nevada.
      3. White Cloud City (Coppereid), Nevada.
      4. Unionville, Nevada.
      5. Midas, Nevada.
      6. Spring City, Nevada.
      7. Paradise Valley, Nevada.
      8. Buckskin, Nevada.
      9. National, Nevada.
      10. Delamar, Idaho.
      11. Silver City, Idaho.
      12. Rio Tinto, Nevada.
      13. Pattsville, Nevada.
      14. Aura, Nevada.
      15. Cornucopia, Nevada.
      16. Edgemont, Nevada (from a distance – on private property)
      17. White Rock, Nevada (from a distance – on private property)
      18. Tuscaurora, Nevada.
      19. Dinner Station, Nevada.
      20. Metropolis, Nevada.
      21. Charleston, Nevada.
      22. Jarbidge, Nevada.
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