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Anthonypa reacted to a post in a topic: Anyone know of any durable hiking boots ? I mean serious boots!
Sharrack replied to CindyN11's topic in General Abandoned Places, Ghost Town and Historic Sites DiscussionsLol....i wouldnt get anywhere if i obeyed every no trespass sign! I find many peope plant those signs to keep 90% of people out even though the right of way goes through their property. KS
Sharrack replied to Bob's topic in General Abandoned Places, Ghost Town and Historic Sites DiscussionsGeez......with the info available on your smart phone......nothing is secret....... All i can say is if you're still using a flip phone.........you're missing out !
Sharrack replied to Bob's topic in General Abandoned Places, Ghost Town and Historic Sites DiscussionsHell........dangers are many! To say otherwise is ridiculous! Charging javelina, bobcats, big horn sheep, vagrants, land owners, bees, bear etc...... All i can say is leave a topo map at home before you leave with a dot on it or text a screencapture of where you'll be or coords. And of course .....vehicle color and model always!!! Takes a few seconds if you get bamboozled at a mine or ghost town.
Sharrack posted a topic in General AutomotiveI'm buying a 2000 or so Honda recon from a buddy but it needs tires ,battery and a seat. Anyone have a cheap source for tires on the net or in the phx area? Thanks! Kenny s
Sharrack replied to Bob's topic in General AutomotiveI get a creeper and roll under my rig for a visual inspection . I ride trails, offroad a bit and hit the washboard trails. You'd be amazed at what breaks loose, breaks off and just cracks! Other visuals have included leaking shocks, cracked bumper brackets, shot lower control arm bushings, broken balancer on the tranny, Broken swaybar bushings and links, snapped off strut tower bolts, rocks in the skidplates, lost skidplate bolts after the last oil change, General leaks. .....and i dont 4 wheel recreationally.....just to get to my destination. Kenny s
Leaving the vehicle was plain ol'e stupid. Car most likely runs / heat.......duh! Elderly folks in az. Have driven down the wrong roads and died from exposure in the desert. Anyone watch jungle gold on discovery??? 2 guys buy a bar of black market gold in ghana africa for 1/2 of what its worth.......1 st clue! They get the gold, speed away and STOP for sticks laying in the road. They both get out WITHOUT the gold bar in their hands to clear the sticks Masked gunman jumps in the window and takes off with the bag / gold. Stupidity at its finest!
Amsoil......oil charged. Unfortunately, these filters let minute particals of the oil contaminate the mass airflow sensor sensors. I have to clean my 4 runner sensor twice a year after the check engine light come on. Other than that......works well......just wash and recharge.
There are an infinite number of magic elixers including seafoam and a million "coating" fluids that reduce engine temperature. If you start by purchasing a proven winner power plant.....1/2 the battle is won. IMO.....its more about fuel economy these days than engine life. Throttle body cleanings, O2 sensor changes, mass airflow cleanings and regular oil changes will keep things fresh! 100,000 miles is nothing these days.
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.
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.
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.
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.