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    Nevada
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    ATVs and urban exploring
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    Dave
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  1. Here's a video of an abandoned town I explored.
  2. Here's a video of an abandoned house I found in Nevada.
  3. Nice photos. That sure looks like a cool place to explore.
  4. Abandoned house in woods

    That sure is a spooky looking abandoned house. Great video.
  5. Exploring an abandoned cabin in Nevada

    Here's a video of an abandoned cabin I explored
  6. Abandoned Nazi POW Camp!

    That would sure be a cool place to explore at night
  7. Abandoned Mine site near "Simon" nevada

    Those drone shots sure look awesome. Great video.
  8. Abandoned mining operation Garfield Flats NV

    There's actually alot of abandoned mines at Garfield Flats that are not under private ownership you just have to know where to look. There wasn't really any good spots nearby for an anchor.
  9. Abandoned mining operation Garfield Flats NV

    Here's a video of an abandoned mining operation I've explored.
  10. Abandoned Rub "N" Tug

    That place looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.
  11. We Camped at this Ghost Town Over Night

    Seems like there's alot left behind compared to other places in Nevada. That sure is a cool ghost town. Great video.
  12. This abandoned house is under a rock

    Here's a video of Bass Camp I uploaded yesterday
  13. Here's a video of Bass Camp
  14. What was your most difficult or challenging explore?

    After reading all everyone else's story's I guess I've had good luck the only thing I've had to deal with is getting a nail in my tire so I took the nail out and got my tire repair kit out and plugged the nail hole with a tire plug and re inflated the tire out at Bass Camp. I sure am lucky that's the worst that's happened when exploring ūüėÄ
  15. Also btw if you want to go high in elevation but can't go to mount grant then Cory peak is the 2nd highest peak in mineral county
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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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