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    lol I have a friend in Cheyenne when I visit him I'll have to visit here!
  2. Hmm I'd have to say my favorite would be this old chapel with a nearby cemetery and this one old house across the road from a small town from where I live. The chapel is so cool and in pretty decent shape it's even got a midnight light legend that say they come on at that same time every night lol the place is very famous where I live. The house across from a small town just had really cool stuff left behind I'd say is what I really loved about it you know on top of you know just being abandoned (lol because that alone is awesome in and of itself). There was the couch and clothes like it literally looked like they just up and left and a tornado went through there shortly afterword.
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    Missouri is where I live the upper northwest to be specific but I plan to travel to Kansas Iowa and Nebraska as well and I'm actually thinking about doing a five hour trip one way to get to this abandoned town in Missouri though I'll save that for a special occasion like Halloween. And my Youtube channel name is Traveling Sally. Sally Sue is the nickname my grandfather gave me when I was a little girl so I decided to name my channel after that.
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    Thnx ūüôā Glad to find a community of people who also think these places are cool!
  5. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi1TF8sP80puEuJUNQTivVA - This is my channel link. I am brand new just starting 4 days ago with my first video. I am mainly going to be doing abandoned places some of which are haunted some not. I may also vlog about other things but thats what I'm focusing on at the moment. Also right now since I'm new I can't really go too far away from my current location so most of my videos will be of rural locations. I like to think that would bring a certain appeal since because I live in such a small town most of the locations closest to me are really almost 100% virtually unknown so these are not places that have been visited a lot.
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    Hi everyone nice to meet you! I'm a person who has had a passion for creepy abandoned stuff (whether they be haunted or not) for her entire life and I actually recently started up a youtube channel so I could help show the world these beautiful places. I'm pretty brand new having just posted my first video 4 days ago. I'm also brand new to forums (this is actually my first one I've ever joined), so if you guys have any advice or anything I'd really appreciate it. Thank you guys for listening to me drone on lol I can't wait to start interacting with you guys! I'll definitely be looking to you guys for support lol seeing as I'm so new here and I can't tell you how great it is to meet people who have a passion and love for the same type of thing I do . It feels so good to know I'm not alone.
  7. Brand New to forums

    Hi everyone nice to meet you! I'm a person who has had a passion for creepy abandoned stuff (whether they be haunted or not) for her entire life and I actually recently started up a youtube channel so I could help show the world these beautiful places. I'm pretty brand new having just posted my first video 4 days ago. I'm also brand new to forums (this is actually my first one I've ever joined), so if you guys have any advice or anything I'd really appreciate it. Thank you guys for listening to me drone on lol I can't wait to start interacting with you guys! I'll definitely be looking to you guys for support lol seeing as I'm so new here and I can't tell you how great it is to meet people who have a passion and love for the same type of thing I do . It feels so good to know I'm not alone.
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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‚Äôve 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‚Äôd 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď on private property)
      17.¬†White Rock, Nevada (from a distance ‚Äď on private property)
      18. Tuscaurora, Nevada.
      19. Dinner Station, Nevada.
      20. Metropolis, Nevada.
      21. Charleston, Nevada.
      22. Jarbidge, Nevada.
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