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jeffgrantMEIDA last won the day on February 25

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    Scranton, PA
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    My dog, music, filming, exploring, YouTube
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    Sony a6500, DJI Mavic Pro
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    car, bike, skateboard
  1. While the location isn't fully abandoned, it was still a pretty interesting place. This is the site of what was once the worst mine disaster in US history. There was a single vertical shaft that used wooden timbers as support with a breaker being situated directly at the top of the shaft to cut down on hauling costs. The breaker caught fire, and it quickly spread down the shaft trapping all 108 men working below. Blackdamp quickly took hold and men began to build makeshift walls and rooms, stuffing clothing in the cracks in attempts to prevent the carbon monoxide entering while waiting fo rescue. Once the shaft was cleared of debris, two men were sent into rescue the miners also dies from the blackdamnp. While this location is partially not a park in memorandum to the disaster, there is still an abandoned building off to the side of the site. And this is where we captured our most compelling evidence.
  2. Concrete City Ghost Hunt

    A friend and I have been talking for a while about doing a ghost hunt. So we finally went out and did our first one. I had explored here almost a year earlier to the day. My friend, JPVideos, has also been here prior and had a paranormal experience. So we figured this would be a good place to stat our new series.
  3. Very cool man. I've always wanted to check out the Washoe Club.
  4. I have been dormant for far to long. Months in fact. It felt great to get back out and rummage around a derelict building. It might have been 9 degrees out, but I was still having a blast.
  5. Abandoned Castle in a Living Ghost Town - Road Trip Vlog 18

    I dig it man. Keep on exploring the world! This kind of reminded me of Jerome AZ.
  6. Haunted Decaying Slaughterhouse

    There was actually a horror movie filmed there in the early 2000's. I saw a trailer for it, but I think they filmed there because of the stigma of the place being haunted. I did enjoy this explore though. I wish the barn wasn't set on fire in 2013. It was just a stone foundation and burned up collapsed roof. To many picker bushes to bother trying to get inside it though. We could see through a "window" there was nothing in there. Thanks for checking out the video!
  7. Haunted Decaying Slaughterhouse

    This is the second location of my exploration trip a couple of weekends ago. This was the larger and creepier of the locations we checked out. We actually heard voices at this location, though they didn't start until we had stopped recording. We split up to look around to see if we weren't alone... I turned my camera back on, but didn't catch any EVP's. Of course after I turned it back off.... again the voices came. And yes.... We were completely alone!
  8. Abandoned Apple Hill Ski Resort

    Naw we didn't get any shots of the farm house. I had planed on doing a walk around, but the end of the video was my drone freaking out, then flying backwards on it's own and crashing. So I was pretty bummed out after that as we just left.
  9. Abandoned Apple Hill Ski Resort

    Thank you. It was a really small location, but pretty cool and interesting to see. Until the past few years I was an avid snowboarder, so it was really interesting for me to see an abandoned ski resort. 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.
  10. Abandoned Apple Hill Ski Resort

    This weekend we went out and explored an old abandoned ski lodge. This was the Apple Hill Ski Resort. It was only open from 1962-1978. There were only a handful of slopes with two tow ropes (possibly more). They had lights for night skiing and a full rental center. The resort closed to larger resorts in the area offering more trials and more amenities.
  11. Ewen Colliery Machine Shop Revisited.

    I finally got back out and filmed a new exploration video. I took a guest and went back to the location of my first filmed Urbex. Enjoy.
  12. Abandoned Super 8 Motel | What's Inside

    Thanks man!
  13. Abandoned Super 8 Motel | What's Inside

    Thanks guys. This was a pretty fun location. The meeting room was the most destroyed room (s) in the place. It was a little eerie with all the fire alarms chirping. That was the first thing we both took note of when we got inside. It was also super sporadic the way they stole the copper pipes. The top wing hallway was gutted for it, but down stairs there were only a few spots where they went into the walls.
  14. This is actually my second channel. One I don't associate with my name for some of the larger videos I do. Please watch and enjoy, but also please do not make a coralation between this channel and my main channel in the comment section. Thank you. This Super 8 Motel has been closed down for roughly 3-4 years. These were several groups of squatters living here, but the police have chased them off. This motel was larger than we originally thought, and we did not check every room, so we believe people to still be living there. We did find drug paraphernalia that we did not touch.
  15. Abandoned Halfway House

    It definitely wouldn't take much to make this place livable again. The furnace didn't look in too bad of shape.
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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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