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Backwoods Beast

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About Backwoods Beast

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    backwoodsbeastoutdoor.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Reno, NV
  • Interests
    I love to hike and explore. I just started a new youtube channel where I travel around with my drone. Exploring is all I ever want to do.
  • First Name
    John
  • Camera
    Nikon D3600, iPhone 6s and my Phantom 4 drone
  • Explore Vehicle
    2010 Nissan Xterra

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  1. Backwoods Beast

    Haunted Hotel: Goldfield NV

    We got a tour of the Goldfield hotel. Hope you like the video. Please like and subscribe.
  2. Backwoods Beast

    Blew my Jeep Engine

    Thanks for replying guys. I bought a 2010 Nissan Xterra. Still need to get better tires and a tow package before she/s ready for the desert. But only 36k miles so I'm happy with the purchase.
  3. This is a video I did about a month ago where my mom and I explored to old Tea House on fannette Island. We also took the tour of the Vikingholm in Emerald bay shores. At the end of the video I get some blurry footage of an old ship wreck at the bottom of the lake. Hope you Enjoy.
  4. Backwoods Beast

    Blew my Jeep Engine

    So I blew my jeep engine and Sadly I will have to take a short break from Exploring until I can get back on the road. hope all is well with everyone, John G.
  5. Here is a backpacking trip we took near the Lake Tahoe area at a place in the Desolation wilderness called Dardanelle's Lake.
  6. Backwoods Beast

    Abandoned Mine site near "Simon" nevada

    This was a pretty elaborate mine site we explored, tons of cool stuff was found. Its near "Simon" NV if you are curious. Not the easiest to get to in my opinion.
  7. Backwoods Beast

    We Camped at this Ghost Town Over Night

    If you do i'd like to check it out with you!
  8. Backwoods Beast

    We Camped at this Ghost Town Over Night

    Took a little trip out to Ellsworth, found the old mine shaft and the little town. The lady at the bar in Gabbs said it was maintianed by the local natives. Got some cool footage and you can tell someone has set this up to be a sweet little camping spot.
  9. Backwoods Beast

    2019 Western Desert Collab Project?

    I'm down for whatever just give me enough time to plan ahead.
  10. Backwoods Beast

    Abandoned Summer Camp and Ranch (SAME DAY ADVENTURE)

    39.475332, -119.980359
  11. I've seen this place before but have never been able to go! They even have it in the GTA 5 video game haha!
  12. Backwoods Beast

    2018 drone compilation

    This is a compilation of some of the best footage I captured while out exploring for the last 6 months along with some never seen before footage. Check out my channel if you want to see more videos like this and subscribe if you want to follow our adventures.
  13. Backwoods Beast

    Explored Silver City Mills Area

    So this is a really common area if you are from here and like to look at old buildings. We spent the day up there a few weeks back and decided to get some footage. This was 3 of 3 where i lost a good portion of the footage. I ended going up just last week to add the drone footage. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this very common place from a different perspective. John
  14. Backwoods Beast

    Donner Lake Train Tunnel

    So this is video 2/3 where I screwed up and erased part of the footage. Again still was able to save the drone footage and we got some cool shots inside the tunnel. If you've never been to Donner Lake there is an old train tunnel that is now just a hang out for hikers and taggers. You'll see some frozen waterfalls which are cool.
  15. Backwoods Beast

    Abandoned Summer Camp and Ranch (SAME DAY ADVENTURE)

    Thank you! I really really appreciate it!
  • Our picks

    • South Pass City WY
      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
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    • Surprise Canyon, California
      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.

      • 24 replies
    • Exploration Field Trips - March 31-April 2, 2000 - Into the Nevada Triangle with Lew Shorb
      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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      • 9 replies
    • Exploration Field Trips: May 1-3, 2000 - Trip with Alan Patera and Alan Hensher into Death Valley
      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.




       

       
      • 4 replies
    • Trip 2001 - Northeastern Nevada, Southwestern Idaho
      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.
      • 18 replies
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