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About dery

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

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  1. 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 I use yesvideo for transfers since tv is out of date.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
  2. Video Editing Software

    Sound is the main problem for their DSLRs from my experience.
  3. I agree with Ed. They remind me of a "rainbow cave". However I'm no hardcore geologist nowadays. I was in the mid to late '90s. However, I lost interest in geology by 5th grade (02).
  4. Ah, I see. It's the same situation as Bottle Creek I guess.
  5. Gee Flaco, I noticed you've gone all the way to Mexico. Ever been to Panzacola, San Marcos or San Agustin? I've been to all three. Never been to the Argentine. Yet my interest in Billy Brown and want of seeing his grave always nags at me to go.
  6. Anyone have any suggestions for video editing software for doing this for a beginner on a $200 budget? I now have a replica rifle with ramrod in working condition to go with my Second Seminole War attire and I want to make a skirmish reenactment without going the danger, trouble and effort in enlisting. Thanks In Advance, Samuel Dery
  7. Pic of Cat 1 Nate's Depression-Tropical Storm Margin force winds while I headed east and out of danger.
  8. Maybe I'll get a drone after all

    Wonder about the right to wound them pesky 10'+ trees too. Plus, if we don't disable or kill said pest organisms, can we do such as trim said trees if they are protected w/o approval of such action such as a DIY control burn for LL pines.
  9. Harley, just be glad it isn't anywhere on par with the Long Island Express of '38.
  10. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone#contents
  11. Old house photo

    That house looks more like a dogtrot mansion to me Bill. Whoever lived there was well off if so.
  12. Abandoned Apple Hill Ski Resort

    Well, darn. At least you covered a lot of the lodge. Don't worry about disappointment, I've never completely discovered all the treasures in any of my locales. Even after continuous revisits over 22 years (started exploring with supervision when I was about 3 Same with my two sisters and maybe my half sister as well). The Georgia side of Okefenokee is a prime example.
  13. Abandoned Apple Hill Ski Resort

    Meepers, the way the toilets have been relocated (apparently systematically) is creepy. Have you found out if they were moved by a current owner at the time? "There was also an abandoned farm house out front. But some guy rolled in right as we were setting up our gear. Told us he wasn't the property owner, but he "knew" them. We could take some pictures of the lodge, but stay out of the house. So we obliged and only went into the lodge. I was hoping for some ofthe mechs from the tow ropes to still be there, but no luck. " Did you get to shoot pics and/or video of the outside of the farm house?
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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.
      • 16 replies