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  1. The domain is now working. http://GhostTownMagazine.com
  2. If you ever go back looking for an article you saw a couple days ago, you can see back issues by clicking on 'archives' right next to the date on the magazine homepage.
  3. I went ahead and went full bore with this, but we're going through domain migration for the next three days... until then, this is the link: https://paper.li/GhostsofNA/1424976071
  4. Hi ghost town friends. Just dropping a note to let you know we've launched GhostTownMagazine.com, a DAILY, hand-curated collection of the best content from around the web on ghost towns, abandoned places, and the North American roadside. Whether you're into urbex or rurex, there's a little something for everybody. I've always been kind of surprised that nobody really did a ghost town magazine on the web, with all the content that's out there. So hopefully, this is the start of something new. I hope you'll check it out. New content daily. http://www.ghosttownmagazine.com or http://www.ghosttownmag.com
  5. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. All good information. Wind and cold I can handle.
  6. Greetings all, it's been awhile. My friend and I are considering a trip to photograph a few spots in the southwest in February or March... possibly Rhyolite and some other places. I've looked up some weather/climate data and I have some pretty good information to go on, but I'd really like to hear from anyone who might have some feedback. February and March don't seem to be particularly rainy or inclement... is there a monsoon season I should be aware of? Maybe that's a foolish question for the Vegas area, but I lived in Yuma once and they had a very active monsoon season early each year. Anything else I should know? Thanks in advance.
  7. Wow! What an awesome place to explore. Hope you had a lot of fun.
  8. Great stories about the plane crashes fellas. Good reading on a Wednesday morning. Anything that's abandoned or seldom seen by human eyes is fascinating to me, and belongs on this forum!
  9. Just realized I passed 50 posts... can't wait to see all the top-secret discussions going on in the established members forum.
  10. We founded our own publishing company and did everything in-house. Terry and I took all the photos, I did the book design and writing, and we found an American printing company who keeps the production on US soil, which was important to us. It was a lot of work because we had to learn to do everything ourselves from scratch, but it pays off waaay more lucratively because we don't have anybody else taking a chunk of our revenue. It's funny you mention the magazine. I just had a conversation with a friend of mine who runs a sporting journal and the information I got from him was not encouraging. It is hard times in the magazine business these days. I would love to do a magazine on ghost towns, but it's a big investment up front and a substantial risk at a time when people prefer to just go online versus pay actual money for a magazine. All that said, if the chance to do a magazine presented itself, perhaps if an investor climbed aboard, I'm pretty sure we'd do it.
  11. I really appreciate the offer Sam. I hope I don't offend you when I say, I looked through your galleries and there aren't many images that fit with what we do because we are almost all abandonded stuff, as versus historic, and I can't use images taken through a car window, etc... Thanks for the offer though.
  12. Thanks for the kind words. We've been doing this for over a decade, so we have a huge backlog of photos.
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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.

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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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