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  1. Welcome!!!!ūü§†
  2. What's everyones take on giving out locations of abandoned mines and ghost towns? I just saw Bob's post about not giving out locations because of vandals. When I watch most of everyones videos and we almost always give the name of the mine or town. Which isn't giving out directions to the place but it also makes it pretty easy to google research and find it if you're really curious. But I'm just kind of wondering what are the things that we shouldn't give out so willingly? For instance, A while back when I first started, I posted a hike to some petroglyphs and I got a bunch "no-no" comments saying I shouldn't give out the location and all I did was do a google search of "petroglyphs in northern Nevada." And it was a really tough (5.5 hour) hike. So, to me, I feel like if you're willing to make that trek you should be granted access to see these things for yourself, if you're really curious. Also, here is my latest abandoned ghost town video I forgot to post if anyone is interested. But how do you feel about me putting the name in the title and the thumbnail??? Anyways, Thanks! and have a nice day guys!
  3. Business as usual, flying drones and going into tunnels.
  4. Good find on that cabin!! Wow, I didn't even know that was around there!
  5. So we explored this place because there is so many sources saying that Mark Twain lived in this small town as he once wrote about in his book ‚ÄúRoughing It.‚ÄĚ There was even a NV historical marker at this location. But was it actually his cabin? There is so much speculation on it now with such little evidence I‚Äôm not sure we can be sure.
  6. Keep us updated. I hope you get this sorted out. It’s sad people with similar channels feel they have to compete like this and use this type of toxic behavior. There is plenty of Subscribers out there for everyone and it would’ve been cool to see you guys join forces for a few videos.
  7. Were the ghosts messing with my camera? Or do I just suck? You be the judge. Tonight at 11.
  8. Thanks Chris!! You're the best!! Maybe we could do a video sometime, you fly drones too??
  9. Hello Everyone! This place is well known and pretty popular but check out the first 2 minutes of drone footage if you have the time. Still working on my editing skills but getting better!ūüėĀ
  10. Has anyone else heard any more on this story? The first thought I had is that it was an exploration gone wrong but the vagueness of everything just seems weird. Like what did he have in his hand? Why is there so much security at a place where "the government formerly tested nuclear bombs". Did security follow him for 8 miles or did he walk up to security at a place he arrived after 8 miles? Who was he? Anyways, just remember to be careful out there, read all the signs, and if authority approaches you, obey all their commands, ESPECIALLY if you have no witnesses around. https://www.ktnv.com/news/man-killed-after-trespassing-at-nuclear-site-in-nevada
  11. Hmm. Perhaps it doesn't recognize the file type? is it a .mov .mp4 or something common like that? Found this on the internet. I dont know if it is the same as your situation but it may give you a few new ideas. https://youtu.be/pc9XKejA5zo
  12. Just a few questions, when you are dropping your files into pp are you dropping only your go pro footage in or do you put other clips into your sequence first? Then, are you having this issue with your playback in pp or is it an issue with an exported video? What kind of processor are you running?
  13. So this is always an interesting place to visit. The Lovelock Caves, where it is rumored that Giants Skeletons were once found here. I say rumored because the story seems to be getting more convoluted over the years and the actual account may not beet what was written about. Nonetheless, it is for sure that a taller tribe of Red Headed native Americans lived here and it is in Th Piute tales about their ancestors going to war with these people. this cave is the last stand of that battle.
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