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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. Eclipse and Learning

    Ed, I saw the Eclipse with family about 70 miles South of Nashville. I just bought a one time use film camera and attached half a pair of lenses from one of the Eclipse Glasses we had to the camera's lense with tape. I can't wait to see how they come out.
  2. Sounds like the worst kind of new waiver- so called "pop punkers". If you ask any punker they would tell you the same. As well as telling you that they aren't punkers but posers.
  3. Pardon my French. However, I wish them newaivers at Arctic Man and Burning Man would stick to the cities to huff the magic dragon.
  4. Alabama Archaeological Society meet at Alabamy's first state capital.
  5. Castillo de San Marcos en San Agustin La Florida.
  6. New here

    Not so much for me Kathy. The pics can turn out pro easily if the person shooting becomes that good. However you can't put them on a drone like a gopro. And audio sucks after a while in my experience.
  7. Hey, I'm new here!

    Yep. I myself haven't posted on that thread yet. Just browsed. My knowledge is in the southeast where I have always lived. Now you, on the other hand, we'll benefit from reviving Nan Dixon threads.
  8. Hey, I'm new here!

    Welcome to explore forums Alastair. Not much on Nan in a while, but if you find something here is a thread you can hopefully revive.
  9. New here

    Do you have a camera? Most of my gear costs between 50 and 1500 USD. So I have always used a budget system. Photography/cinema drones are at least 900.
  10. New here

    "Ive been obsessed with exploring places captured by the hands of time as long as I remember. Just moved to Southern Colorado from Western Washington. I'm excited as there is much more history here. Can't stand vandals and taggers and thieves. Love these videos and very happy to find this forum. " Same here. Born 92 first lived in Okefenokee 95 learned to swim and skin dive 97. Never lived anywhere west or north of Memphis, east of Metro Atlanta or south of the St Andy's. However I have hated history(unless cultural genres like religious history or western civ) since atleast 95. Mainly due to rampant political spin. Now my 1 year old neice is on track to follow in me and ACDC's footsteps. Both her and her hubby JP are just as h#$!bent as me to ensure that comes true.
  11. As many people including me do not tend to trust certian agencies in their area due to one or two experiences (for me only two where legit. The others all revolved around my schooldays and how the hired thugs known as school security guards treated me). I until recently only trusted federal leos on millitary bases like my brother in law JP Colas and other agencies im my clicks or clan (Ferghail). Anyway that all changed when one of my closest kinfolke in Panzacola made me a one night vagrant and him my black sheep. Long story short, I finnaly got my eight hours of sleep due to a public leo 30 miles or so from home where I was come check on me distracted and alone and let me be when 2 or 3 other cars found him in less than five minutes. For some drastic reason, They all hit the floor say 60 mph in a residential zone with silent lights blazing in seconds.
  12. Camping

    All state and national parks, forests, seashores and wildlife refuges I've been to that allow camping require a fee. Those are mostly in the southeastern states. However one such park was in Arizona. Yet that was years ago and I can't remember the name. Some such as those in Okefenokee require obtaining a permit for most places well in advance.
  13. Going to Old Cahawba for an AAS dig Saturday.  Will post a video of it within a month after I get back.  

  14. New Company

    Sounds great JoshMac! However my village(Lillian) is Part of the Panzacola, La Florida area, but is in Lower Alabama. It's the same predicament as Bottle creek was 400 years ago. Except now the Panzacola are long gone. And The Spanish Floridians nearly so as well. My hats are either brim or a turban and ostrich plume. I love the design and would buy it if it was brim. The Gulf coast and southern Atlantic Coast are quickly losing their Pine Savanah and Scrub habitats which are in dire need of replanting.
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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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