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  1. If you did find it, definitely take the Jeep. I went in just fine with a stock Silverado 4x4. One portal is very easy to get to.
  2. Sorry, I just can't just come out and say the location, even in an email. Didn't take me long to find it on my own, I'm sure you could find it as well. The place is picked fairly clean outside but does see traffic once in a while. One little stash of firewood I had left behind was in the same exact spot when I returned months later, kinda cool.
  3. Such a bummer not to be able to come right out and share a location. Person on the other end might go there and not do anything but take photos and walk around but then you get that one person who opens the floodgates to problems Wish I could meet up with Bob and explore those tunnels, be way safer than going in by myself which is why I always end up turning around.
  4. Located in Nevada and yes, it has a name I've been there a couple of times now, camped out each time and only ventured in about 30 feet into the tunnels before the hair on the back of my neck tells me to GTFO. I'm not in the habit of giving out locations, sorry, seen quite a few places get destroyed once word gets out and big groups of people start going. It's happened locally and it sucks.
  5. O.o oooops Any way to get it from a backup?
  6. ? I must have missed something.
  7. I received my SimpliSafe stuff the other day including a camera. It has a "privacy shutter" which opens when the system is armed. The system is going into my business so haven't set it up just yet.
  8. I picked up resolve a lot quicker than I ever did with Adobe. Only thing is, resolve relies on the graphics card way way more for everything. End up having to render "optimized" footage to get smooth 4k playback while editing.
  9. Oh well Probably take me a while but soon as I can build a track around my new place in AZ, I'll be posting video.
  10. Sounds like 15" gauge track or bigger, if you have any pics or video, would like to see it
  11. Sounds like a fun place The steam engine runs on 7.5" gauge track, burns coal and can haul about 6 cars with 3-4 people in each. This video was at a place here in Paradise. I have the track now, or what's left of it. The previous owner passed away and his family donated the track to a club. The old shop in the video is all that was left standing after the fire.
  12. Someplace between Benson and Tucson where I can find a decent house with 2+ acres to play on. My dad built a 1/8th scale steam engine and he always had the idea of running a railroad track around a house so that's what I'm going to do. Some of the track I had gotten last year burned and melted in the fire.
  13. lol born and raised in California. Lived in Southern California till 1990 then moved up to Paradise. Been visiting friends in Arizona for the last 15 years at least a couple times a year. Been wanting to move there for the last 3-4 years but stayed here to help my dad out. Now that both parents are gone (F*** cancer) I'm getting out of this State.
  14. Well Bob, if you make your way back here any time, let me know. I'll probably be headed to Arizona for good sometime in March though.
  15. Funny you should say something about plates and such. I've heard of some friends finding mugs or some plates, some have been pulled out ok and others turn to dust when disturbed. One friend had pennies in his coffee mug which all melted together and the mug turned to dust when he picked it up. Saw a set of plates still standing in the rack of a burned out dishwasher at another friend's place. Picked out some little figurine and a half burned digital camera at my aunt's place.
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