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  1. Thank you! I posted a new video yesterday, and I’m workin on one now that should be up in a few days!
  2. Link to the new channel, same video new email.
  3. If interested I had to make a new channel due to youtube issues, but here is the same video new email 🤷‍♀️.
  4. Welcome! Being from Oregon originally there are some cool ghost towns out that way! Post pics!!!!
  5. Oh that’s too bad, I hate vandals 😡
  6. Thank you! Been exploring together for years but finally decided to start documenting them on video! Can’t wait to make a 2nd one!
  7. We do live in Vegas, I would love a list of places, we try to take the Jeep out on the weekends (Sunday funday) and we love everything abandoned, ghost town, haunted old buildings etc, not just Area 51. ( we just spent the night at the Mizpah for our 20th anniversary). I just thought that Area 51 would be a great first video since so many people are interested. And meeting up to do a video together would just make our day 😉. You name it! We will make it happen!
  8. Thanks so much we had a great time, can’t wait to go back dressed warmer and with some gear. We love your videos and appreciate what you guys do! And my husband says if you ever want to explore together we are down!
  9. Yeah we go out a lot, we love to explore, now we’re trying to find the harder stuff 🤗
  10. Well I think I found it everyone! I also made my first you tube video if your interested check it out!
  11. Thank you! Been to rhyolite multiple times, love it! I will for sure check out Carrara! Thank you And I just realized I’ve been to Carrara, didn’t even know that’s what it was called but seen it from 95 and drove up there, pretty awesome!
  12. Hey everyone, new to the Forum. Living in Las Vegas with my husband and 17 year old son. We love to get out and explore the desert, find ghost town, mines, and random stuff. We drive a wrangler and like to test her out on the weekends. We recently came across EWU videos and have been binge watching. If anyone knows of great hidden gems we need to check out let me know! I’m excited to find new places! People really don’t realize how much cool history is out here!
  13. Wouldn’t do it in any other vehicle! Love our Jeep!
  14. Thank you guys, I did some googling and watched some other videos last night and think I may have found it.... if not it will be another adventure and may have found something else cool. I’ll keep you posted! I’m glad to have found EWU videos, i love what they do!
  15. You are correct I found the forum after watching some of EWU videos and I used the forum for this reason. But it I will also share I’m not a young millennial looking to get my next you tube video, I don’t even have a you tube channel because I have no skills 😂. I’m 38, my husband and I just moved to Vegas last year and we spend many weekends just driving the Jeep deep into the desert and exploring because we love it! I have a strong belief in “leave it like you found it!” I understand your hesitation in me, I’m new to the forum but I would love any great locations to explore in Nevada, California, Arizona area. We absolutely love all the history out here in this amazing desert! I totally agree, some people ruin it for everyone 😢
  16. I totally agree my husband and I love to go out and explore we are new to Nevada and have already seen so much but it’s hard to find the things like this that are not well known. My rule is to leave it like I found it! We believe in karma, we took a metal can from Ryolite when we visited 8 years ago and after moving here we returned it to its home, because it felt right! If you would email me privately the name I would greatly appreciate and not share it publicly. Kimmikwood@gmail.com
  17. Ok, where is this amazing mining tunnel located? Does the mine have a name? Anyone know???
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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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.


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    • 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.
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