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coyote last won the day on February 15

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  1. Just subbed, Proper Explorations-- that looks interesting! Just a quick perusal of your channel and I knew I'd enjoy that. Welcome to!
  2. Mines and stuff

    Amazing, beautiful stuff-- like a place you'd find Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. The place just seems to have adventure potential lurking everywhere!
  3. Went to emergency room

    Ouch! I hope this stuff gets ironed out for you! The gallbladder... man, when it turns on you, it goes full dark side. Good luck and good karma your way.
  4. So like a bunch of us, I'm sure, I have a lot of video out-takes from larger projects. Some of these larger projects ended up being unusable for various reasons, or in some cases I started filming things only to decide later that what I had was a minute or two of interesting stuff but nothing truly video-worthy. What to do with these outtakes? I don't want to delete them and they might be interesting to others, but there's usually no real story or context, just a momentary vignette, a glance at life that is here and then gone. So I'm putting together a playlist called "Coyote's Short Takes" and I'll see if it generates any interest. There are two video already loaded, one is being loaded as I type this, and another will be loaded later. Three of them are from a hunting trip up to the Idaho side of the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness, another one features my dogs at an Oregon Trail interpretive site. I took almost 20 minutes of video only to find later that the howling wind made the whole thing utterly pointless (not to self: get wind sock microphone). I only had a couple minutes' worth of video that could be heard, and it was an impromptu moment with my dogs being silly. The outtake is called "Couch Wolves". These videos are less than 3 minutes in length but as I mentioned, there's not really any "story" behind them. One of them just has some music that I felt was appropriate, since the audio was me and a friend having a conversation that would be meaningless to a listener. What do you think? Waste of time or an interesting use of otherwise discarded video material? yhow,
  5. Another video! Might be awhile before I can crank 'em out this quick again... I kinda fell into this by surprise. But what the hell, this was fun! A Commune farm in Boise! Who'd've thunk it? Enjoy!
  6. Old House in Toyah

    Nice stuff. There is a school out by my neck of the woods built in a similar fashion. I'd go take pictures of it but rumor has it there's a guy living in there who's a little on the unhinged side. I think a lot of the schools built out West in that era were based all on the same basic pattern.
  7. Hey! Socal urbex

    Welcome! New channels to check out! WooHoo!
  8. I'm mad at myself.

    Gods, I'm glad to see others loving on the FAL and dubious of the AR. I'm most familiar with the AR platform over all others due to my Army service, but I've never been a big fan. And to be honest, the whole year I was in Iraq I carried an M16A3 and I never truly felt 100% confident in it. That's a nervous way to be for a year. I came home and sold the AR I had (don't miss cleaning that #@$! star chamber either) and kept the AK. That AK will work no matter what-- a true field rifle. Always wanted an FN-FAL, but they're so damned expensive. As for those chowderheads that messed up the target range, I would have recommend relocating a few dozen rattlesnakes to the area, but then I'm like that. Area denial for the win. However I'm glad to hear that they got dealt with in a slightly more civilized manner.
  9. Short little video of an explore I made a few weeks ago. I've been meaning to post this for some time but was overcome by a lot of RL events with work & stuff. But I am starting a series of videos on the Oregon Trail as it came through Boise, and one of those videos includes the tiny town of Mayfield, Idaho. I read about it in a newspaper and saw that there is going to be a concerted effort to develop the area around the old town site and figured I should collect some images while I could. I found a really cool region close to my home that I knew nothing about, so I may go out there again for more videos. Anyhow, here's a link for the interested and I'll try to pick up the pace and do more than one video a month!
  10. Agreed. I liked that one, too. Someone doesn't just leave gear like that. Something.... something's up.
  11. Hey, everybody! Just subbed to everyone here (everyone I was not already subbed to, anyway). Sin, in particular I was glad to be the 2nd subscriber to your brand-new channel! I remain Random Coyote at this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoQgzBtc-ImZmopTEIsLsA?view_as=subscriber I know I have been posting very little of late; it has been an unusually busy Fall season for me. I do have plans for more and a lot of Idaho in the south and central area will be explored. I have a list of at least a dozen or more interesting areas to document, but with winter settling in some of it will have to wait.
  12. EWO videos

    Yeah, I was wavering between 'respect for privacy' and 'concern'. Given both the stalker guy in the desert and my recent discovery of the "Kenny Veach M Cave incident" my coyote sense was tingling... But he's been cranking out videos like an absolute machine for a long time, so a little time away from the switch is probably a good idea.
  13. Explore Foum DECALS?

    If this topic is still of interest, I can do some art if we come up with something cool. Check out my webcomic, BOHICA Blues, to see what kind of stuff I can do when working quickly (twice-a-week deadline). With more time I can come up with even sharper stuff. www.bohicablues.com
  14. Video Editing Software

    Thanks, dery! Worth a look..! I hope to get another video up this weekend... it's been busy lately. I always forget how Fall is weirdly busy for me and my fam & social world.
  15. Well, I made and posted my second video, "Cabin in the Woods". I think it shows a lot of improvement over the first video-- certainly more dynamic, and not just me yammering while swinging the camera around. Still, there's room for improvement. Any creative feedback would be welcome, and thank you in advance!
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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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