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  1. How to keep viewers

    I think the tags help your video appear to more people like if people search for Nevada and place you explore is in Nevada and you put that in one of the tags it will appear before other videos without Nevada in the tags. I basically put tags on the location etc
  2. Loading to YouTube: Like Swimming in Peanut Butter

    It's normal to have a long upload time. If I upload a video that's 5 minutes it usually takes an hour to upload to YouTube. Basically the camera quality and your internet speed make a big difference when uploading. What I do is upload around 5 videos all at once put them all on private and just make each one public once a week.
  3. Exploring an abandoned cabin

    I want to share a video I made with you all. This time I explore an abandoned cabin out by lucky boy.
  4. I remember looking into exploring rawhide then finding out it was demolished thanks for letting me know it was still there. If you drove to walker lake did you see the old abandoned fishing boat ?? I've made a video about it a few months back. And if you ever need any locations of old mines around Nevada just let me know.
  5. Question 1 Passed In Nevada

    this is an explore forum so I don't want to start a bunch of arguing but that's my opinion on the electoral vote situation. And If your saying they should make it where population votes for presidents etc in the US. California would basically decide everything for this country because they have the most population. that doesn't sound very fair to you does it ?
  6. Columbus is the ghost town that's a few miles from coaldale right ??
  7. Question 1 Passed In Nevada

    It should be more of a electoral vote situation going on with each county just like they do with states
  8. Who to tell if a place is a abandoned

    I've ran into no tresspassing sighs on BLM land a few times I use OnX hunt maps to check if property is BLM which most of the time it is but people still put up sighs it's really annoying. Where I live I think it's more of people think it's there property but it's not I've been to a few places where there's no tresspassing sighs but I've never seen any new ones. The sighs I run into are usually shot up and unreadable so I just ignore those signs but if there's a new looking sigh then that's a different story
  9. Question 1 Passed In Nevada

    I know this is a really old post but I'm still gonna comment on it the only reason question 1 passed was because of all the nut job city people. Unfortunately it seems the only countys that have any say when it comes to any type of voting on any thing is clark and Washoe county every other county has no say. It seems unfortunately all the dumbass city people get to choose everything that happens in the state of Nevada. An example of this is the 2017 election every county but Clark and washoe voted for Trump but since clark and washoe are more populated they are the only ones who had any type of say. I already understand that city ppl are basically living pieces of trash but I mean does living in the city make people lose brain cells or something ?? because it seems that with judging by all the uninformed and very confused liberals living in citys.
  10. Who to tell if a place is a abandoned

    Most of my explores are in the desert so I've found something that comes in handy is topo maps they give info on if places are still used and the locations of mines etc
  11. Who to tell if a place is a abandoned

    How to you all tell if I place is abandoned ?? I often look for tire tracks in the road anyone else got any tips on how to tell if the place is abandoned or not ???
  12. Winches

    It think it really depends on the vehicle you have if you need a winch or not for me I have never gotten stuck I have an ATV so it's very rare for me to get stuck but I still carry a shovel just in case I see people out in the desert going offroading without any kind of winch or shovel etc and that's plain stupid because if they do get stuck what's going to happen ?? there's no cell service and it's very rare to see another person on the trails so there basically screwed.
  13. How to keep viewers

    Thanks for the help I'm going to change all the tags so there similar to each other
  14. How to keep viewers

    I usually have 2 other of my videos showing as suggested videos in the 56k video. And yes it's taking off
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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’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.

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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 – 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.
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