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    Abandoned cabin photos

    This in the mountains near the town of Mina.
  2. That sure is an awesome looking ghost town I'll definitely have to check that place out.
  3. I couldn't seem to find any info on this abandoned mining operation. Although here's the photos !!!
  4. Yeah the theater is in pretty bad condition now, sucks people have to go destroy things like this.
  5. I think there's a drive in theater open in Sacramento but I'm not sure.
  6. I explored this abandoned theater outside of yerington, usually I do not give out locations although everyone knows where this is located already.
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    Did a killer hide here? Nadeau Magnola Mining Camp.

    That sure is a crazy looking place. Great video as always.
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    Exploring an abandoned warehouse in Nevada

    Thank you for letting me know what all this skating stuff was called. I was sure not to say much in the video because I know nothing about skating. Thank you for watching.
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    Mojave Mines and Cabins

    Sealing those mines is just another way for the government to control what we do.
  10. The name "explore center" sounds a lot like "Walmart supercenter" just had to point that out. All the names sound great BTW.
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    Exploring in the middle of nowhere

    Sorry for the late reply. This place was probably in a lot better condition 30 years ago, so it probably would have been awesome to see this place 30 years ago. Thanks for watching. Yeah I was wondering why there was chicken wire on the side of the building I've seen it on other cabins before that's why I think it's weird I've never really seen stucko on a building this old but maybe they were planning on adding stucko. Thank you for watching and sorry for the late reply.
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    Mojave Mines and Cabins

    It sure sucks that parks service closes off roads like that. Remember there's always a way around a closed road, the forest service is stupider than you think, I've seen closed roads and less then half a mile from the closed road there's an open road that connects to the closed road, only an idiot would do that !!. If all else fails you can always just make your own road I've done that many times, only problem is it seems like any time I go off the trail I get a nail"s in my tire. Someone needs to go out there and pull those ridiculous bats bars off those mines, I haven't ran into any closed off mines yet so I think bats bars might only be installed on forest service lands, I'm not sure tho because I usually stay on BLM land and haven't seen any bats bars. Great video I was sure to subscribe looking forward to your future videos.
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    • South Pass City WY
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      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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    • Exploration Field Trips - March 31-April 2, 2000 - Into the Nevada Triangle with Lew Shorb
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      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:

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      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
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      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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