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    Bob got a reaction from Jack Freer for a status update, Let's see what Arizona has to offer! Stay tuned, I will post anything I find out here   
    Let's see what Arizona has to offer! Stay tuned, I will post anything I find out here on YouTube and post a link on the forums. 
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    Bob reacted to dery for a status update, Going to Old Cahawba for an AAS dig Saturday. Will post a video of it within a month   
    Going to Old Cahawba for an AAS dig Saturday.  Will post a video of it within a month after I get back.  
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    Bob reacted to CindyN11 for a status update, Only 3 1/2 days until we hit the road for Idaho   
    Only 3 1/2 days until we hit the road for Idaho
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    Bob got a reaction from Jack Freer for a status update, Officially on the road!!!   
    Officially on the road!!! 
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    Bob reacted to CindyN11 for a status update, We got the house!!!!   
    We got the house!!!!
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    Bob reacted to CindyN11 for a status update, Already have a job waiting for me in Idaho. Will be working from home for another rea   
    Already have a job waiting for me in Idaho. Will be working from home for another real estate agent as his transaction coordinator. Should find out today if we get the house we want.
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    Bob reacted to pinayxploring for a status update, Thanks!   
    Thanks! 
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    Bob got a reaction from Jack Freer for a status update, Trying to figure out how to get this forum moving. Been slow around here. Should we c   
    Trying to figure out how to get this forum moving. Been slow around here. Should we consider shutting it down? 
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    Bob reacted to David A. Wright for a status update, Enjoying retirement.   
    Enjoying retirement.
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    Bob reacted to CindyN11 for a status update, Packing, packing and MORE packing! Finally got moving company arranged. Just waiting   
    Packing, packing and MORE packing! Finally got moving company arranged. Just waiting to see if we get the house we want
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    Bob reacted to David A. Wright for a status update, Kinda quiet around here.   
    Kinda quiet around here.
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    Bob reacted to dery for a status update, Started replacing the soil for my garden this week. Almost done in one of twelve 1/6   
    Started replacing the soil for my garden this week.  Almost done in one of twelve 1/6 cubes of the two raised beds. 
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    Hi everyone, I'm new here & look forward to sharing exploring experiences with you all!!
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    Bob reacted to desertdog for a status update, I like stuff. Old stuff. New stuff. Dusty stuff. Wet stuff. But mostly just stuff.   
    I like stuff.  Old stuff.  New stuff.  Dusty stuff.  Wet stuff.  But mostly just stuff.
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    Bob reacted to Rays for a status update, Abandoned train tracks in Indonesia. This is another side of Jatinegara-Bekasi train   
    Abandoned train tracks in Indonesia.
    This is another side of Jatinegara-Bekasi train tracks.

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    Welcome to Explore Forums. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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    Welcome to Explore Forums. 
  • Our picks

    • South Pass City WY
      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
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    • Surprise Canyon, California
      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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    • Exploration Field Trips - March 31-April 2, 2000 - Into the Nevada Triangle with Lew Shorb
      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
      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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    • Trip 2001 - Northeastern Nevada, Southwestern Idaho
      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.
      • 18 replies
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