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  1. Hello all, It's been a while. I have been down most of the year due to back issues which resulted in major back surgery and reconstruction work. Unfortunately, I will never be able to go exploring like I used to (hopefully in a lesser extent though), so I bought myself a drone as a post-surgery/anti-depression/exploration gift. Here's a video of my third time flying it at some ruins that are easily accessible. Enjoy! Matt You can also see more about SASCO at: http://www.experience-az.com/adventures/4wd/sasco/sasco.html
  2. Another great video! Would love to see those out and about. Very jealous!
  3. That's super cool. Love to see those old military vehicles. And, wow. That "dead body" would have scared the crap out of me. It looks like someone made something to look like a dead person, right?
  4. Last month we headed out to 96 Ranch at night to try to capture some "ghost" photos. We went with my friend and model who did the Jeep Topless Day photos with us and her family. It was a really fun shoot. I think we got a few decent pictures. More can be seen at: http://www.experience-az.com/images/galleries/96ranchghosts/96ranchghosts.html http://www.experience-az.com/images/galleries/96ranchghosts/96ranchghostsII.html
  5. I have finally finished the complete write up on this adventure. More photos and video can be seen here: http://www.experience-az.com/adventures/4wd/tunnelranch/tunnelranch.html You can also read about the Camp Grant Massacre that happened nearby at: http://www.experience-az.com/About/arizona/history/campgrantmassacre.html
  6. Wow. Another cool video and place. That's some really desolate desert. Remote and beautiful. Loved the mail truck. Very envious!
  7. Super cool. What a great bunch of buildings. Really enjoyed the old stone and mud house. And those newspapers!!! Loved it. THANKS for sharing!!!
  8. Cool stuff. Wow, that's interesting that such effort was taken for putting in that nice of a bathroom way out there. Yeah, that airport and empty hanger would have made me very nervous too.
  9. Yeah, I would have had some very, very muddy puppies if I would have gone! I'll have to look at that program, thanks. Some great photos, Chris. I wonder what that contraption was with the pipe connected to the wooden post and what looks like a tank at the bottom? And that little bridge was cool.
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