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  • Birthday 11/14/1945

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    Nissan Frontier

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  1. Since my July post, I have put 54 miles on the Frontier. My health is keeping me home. But as soon as I pass these 2 kidney stones I will be back out. I hope. dig it
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    Wings Over the Owyhees

    Great video. There is a lot to explore in Owyhee County.
  3. Just turned 50,000 on my 2014 Nissan Frontier crew cab 4x4 long bed.
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    Discovered blood in abandoned house!

    You need to learn how to slow down the movements of the camera.. I lost interest the first few seconds. dig it
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    2019 Western Desert Collab Project?

    Down the I-95 or I-93 in Southern Idaho or Northwest Nevada has plenty of areas to explore. Anywhere along there would be a great place to meet up. chuck m
  6. Shooting at these buildings is what gives us explorers a bad name. dig it
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    I carry a winch when ever I go in the desert. I put a front trailer hitch on my Frontier. I can use it on my front or rear hitch. And yes if you can dig a hole you can get out. I always carry a shovel and a high lift jack. Dig it
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    Abandoned Commune Farm in Boise

    I pass that area at least once a month. they were there 4 months ago. dig it
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    Good Morning from North Idaho

    This is exactly why I live in Idaho. Dig it
  10. Bob, I'd really like to meet up with you. But 5 1/2 hour drive is a little much. Maybe over a 3-4 day trip. When do you think this could happen? Dig it ( chuck )
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    New Ruger Precision Rifle

    ED, OOPS, I misread my own notes. I am getting 2065-2075 with 150 and 17.2 lil gun. This is in a Bushmaster 16" 1.7 300 blk. In my Ruger American ranch gun with the same bullet I am less than the AR. chuck m
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    New Ruger Precision Rifle

    I have several AR platforms, But my now favorite is the ar15 Bushmaster in 300 Blackout. My velocity is very near the 308. Cartridges are easily made. I generally shoot 150 grain soft points. dig it
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    The Charge should be aggravated stupidity. There were many times I had wished we had that charge in our manual. Many lives could be saved if we had such a law. chuck m ( dig it )
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    Happy Birthday digit!!!

    Thanks for the b"day wishes. Rain most of the day so no range time. winter box has been updated. no have 2 blankets and a couple more flashlights. chuck m
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    Happy Birthday digit!!!

    Thank You very much. This will be a lazy day, just sighting in a new rile, and packing my winter emergency weather box in my Jeep. chuck m
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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.
      • 18 replies