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dery

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About dery

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    Stormspotter

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  • Location
    Panzacola, La Florida
  • Interests
    Herping, ghosttowning, cemetery hunting, freestyle and long boarding, SUP boarding-surfing, boating, waterskiing, caving, numistmatics, fossil hunting, BMX, bridge jumping, skin diving, and fishing.
  • First Name
    Samuel
  • Camera
    CanonEOSRebelT5, GoproHero3,SonyHXR-MC2500
  • Explore Vehicle
    keowee aquaterra sit-in kayak

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  1. Hey! Socal urbex

    Well Susan, at least you tried messing with the d!$# things. I have enough patience to garden whenever possible. Yet my addiction to being outdoors is another story. So imagine how long I'd survive with an i phone.
  2. Check out 57butler (Kathy's) youtube site. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc50a4mOKMbnD6GBtmHSvOw
  3. Yeh. Generic is the better understood option to education and entertainment of a average American who is my target for pics and video. Is that your motive too?
  4. Are yall sure yer not in or near Historic Maricopa County, AZ in this video? I swear I've been to a number of places like this area of Virginie City while there with Jessa Dery and Jez Noble.
  5. Or is the handle going to transcontinentalExpeditions?
  6. I still can't figure out how to have featured channels. I have 60 subscribers so I don't even know if I qualify. -I tried to feature yall and others but no luck.
  7. Critters

    I think understand the direction you're going miss nature. Pardon sounding kinky, but (no pun intended), I've had a kiss arse relationship with US pitvipers since highschool - I always treat them like my kids and they return by begging for more affection until me and my nosy apparatuses piss off.
  8. Petroglyphs

    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.
  9. Ouch Foster!! And I thought I was turning into a firebrand Presbyterian. Are you Anglo-Celtic too?
  10. Fractional Currency

    Cindy and David, are you n words (numistmatics) too?
  11. Back for now since I'm extremely feeble.  Cannot count my ER visits.   

  12. Video Editing Software

    If you're willing to put in the effort, vhs pro gear is dirt cheap now. I use yesvideo for transfers since tv is out of date. My parents had a sony and the videos both online and in dvd are still crisp in sound. here's some pans: https://www.ebay.com/b/Panasonic-VHS-Camcorders/11724/bn_1889128
  13. Video Editing Software

    Sound is the main problem for their DSLRs from my experience.
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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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