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  1. Exploring abandoned house literally in the middle of nowhere. I get chills when I find one of Texas most dangerous predators lurking in the shadows. Check it out!
  2. So like a bunch of us, I'm sure, I have a lot of video out-takes from larger projects. Some of these larger projects ended up being unusable for various reasons, or in some cases I started filming things only to decide later that what I had was a minute or two of interesting stuff but nothing truly video-worthy. What to do with these outtakes? I don't want to delete them and they might be interesting to others, but there's usually no real story or context, just a momentary vignette, a glance at life that is here and then gone. So I'm putting together a playlist called "Coyote's Short Takes" and I'll see if it generates any interest. There are two video already loaded, one is being loaded as I type this, and another will be loaded later. Three of them are from a hunting trip up to the Idaho side of the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness, another one features my dogs at an Oregon Trail interpretive site. I took almost 20 minutes of video only to find later that the howling wind made the whole thing utterly pointless (not to self: get wind sock microphone). I only had a couple minutes' worth of video that could be heard, and it was an impromptu moment with my dogs being silly. The outtake is called "Couch Wolves". These videos are less than 3 minutes in length but as I mentioned, there's not really any "story" behind them. One of them just has some music that I felt was appropriate, since the audio was me and a friend having a conversation that would be meaningless to a listener. What do you think? Waste of time or an interesting use of otherwise discarded video material? yhow,
  3. First time doing a video of my adventures, critiques are always welcome. Hopefully many more adventures to come.
  4. Hey everyone, so this is my first explore post, I'm probably going to be slow sharing since I'm planning on waiting until my YouTube videos come out. but I just wanted to give an update on Olinghouse Nevada. I was out there about a month ago with my friend. As some of you may know there is many rumors about the Olinghouse area being guarded by an "old man with a gun chasing people of the property". Well I took a few trips out there because I really wanted to get some cool footage. I didn't go into all of the structures because it seemed like the floors weren't sturdy enough to hold my weight. My friend went in them but she only weighs about 115 lbs. The mine has been purchased and is currently active. We went on a Sunday after the first ground freeze because that's usually when mining operations stop for the winter. There was still a lot of activity of a small ATV vehicle going back and forth to the miners headquarters building, so we tried to stay hidden as possible. I looked at the Olinghouse Facebook page just a few days ago and it said people tried to get permission to go out there but were denied, so I'm glad I got what I did without being seen. The place is still in really good shape. Its hard to tell the age of some of the buildings, most of them have probably been frankensteined over the years since its been a home to squatters, meth-labbers, and the occasional mine enthusiast. If you plan on exploring the area, I suggest at least with 4 wheel drive and drive past the headqaurters building and do a little 4wheeling to the back ranch house and you can stay hidden easier from back there. There is also a road that seems to lead to some interesting thing that I can see from the Sat pics, but I will definitely need an ATV to get there. anyways. Here is the video if you'd like to check it out. See you out there! Backwoods Beast
  5. This is a question for anyone who visits old places and gets the urge to take something with them when they leave. I have NEVER taken anything but photos and video of the sites I have visited, but I am not going to lie, I have been tempted many, many times to take just this or that. Of course I NEVER do and NEVER plan too. I am not talking about ripping down buildings or destroying places for scrap metal. I am referring to relics that many of us see at old places. Like an old bottle, and old cup, an old container, etc. I have come across really interesting stuff and leave it there for the next visitors. Every time I return to a site, I will find the stuff either gone, or more often, it's destroyed, Either been shot up, burned, or just vandalized. I have seen this happen so many times it's not funny. I often wonder if I am doing a disservice by leaving something behind to be destroyed or vandalized. History to be lost forever. Or when the place finally collapses and the stuff is buried forever, never to be seen again seems to be very wasteful. The places I visit are mainly on public land, which means either the BLM will let it all rot, or someone will eventually grab it. I have seen videos online where people find old abandoned homes full of stuff that is being completely destroyed by water. I often wonder why those explorers who find these places don't attempt to get parcel information to see if they can purchase these places for cheap. Many times these places will owe years of back taxes and some places will allow one to take over ownership after paying back taxes and jumping through some legal loopholes. Anyway, I am not looking for someone to convince me that it's okay to loot or take stuff from the places I find and visit. I will NEVER take anything from these places as I find them more interesting with all the "stuff" that is left there. My main goal is to hear what others think about the topic. Do you ever get the urge to take something? Do you ever take anything? If so, what is your "limit" on what you take?
  6. Hello, my name is Eddie and urban exploration has been a hobby of mine for years. I just started my own youtube channel and it would mean a lot to me if you could check it out and give me your feedback. I included the url to my first ever video "Profanity Houses [Rutherford Stuyvesant Estate] P t.1" if you like the video please like, comment & subscribe! i will be uploading part 2 on June 23 2016. you can find me on other social networks such as: facebook: @eddietheurbanexplorer twitter: @urbexeddie732 instagram: @eddie_theexplorer Thank you for your time, -Eddie The Explorer
  7. We decided to head to the lake today to go for a swim. We found a nice path that was fairly steep and as the lakes are so low due to drought, we found ourselves heading down a very steep and sandy embankment. The wife said, "Maybe we should stop here at the top of the incline", and of course I said, "Nah, we'll make it"! We get down to the bottom of the hill and sure enough, it's nice and sandy, and I am thinking we might not make it out. Of course I don't tell them that, I say don't worry, we will get outta here an just park back at the top of the hill. We decided to head back up the hill to park it back at the top, and about a quarter of the way, we start spinning. Yeah, wife was freaking out saying how I should have listened to her, and of course I told her I just need to get some speed first. She and the kids jump out of the car and head away as they don't think I am going to make it. I back down the hill, and have a little room to get a little speed for hitting the hill. It's not enough room to get the Durango in it's power band, but hopefully it will do the trick. I get it going and then punch it, going maybe 10 mph, but it's crawling up the hill without missing a beat. Luckily it kept going, at about 10 mph, and finally get to dirt! I tried to find a way to take this photo that would give it more perspective, but it's hard to do. You can see the Durango at the top if you look, it's a long ways up, and a long walk! You can see the spot where I got stuck. I think I need some lockers on this thing, as you can see, only two wheels (the front left and back right) were spinning. Maybe next time I should listen to the wife? Yeah right!
  8. The first thing we noticed was the quiet. Even the wind seemed muted as it whipped through the tall grass. Five friends had traveled 340 miles east from Eugene to find the ghost town of Whitney, and now we stood at a dirt crossroad, reading a sign with a horse-drawn carriage painted next to a steam engine. “Rails of the Sumpter Valley R. R. reached Whitney Valley June 1, 1901,” we read, squinting in the hot July sun. “At one time 150 people called Whitney their home. When the railway was abandoned in 1947, the town closed down.” To read the entire article.... http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20130606/lead-story/summer%E2%80%99s-ghost-towns
  9. June 06, 2013|by meteorologist Abby Dyer, KY3 News | adyer@ky3.com MELVA, Mo. -- Hidden away in the foothills of Taney County are ruins of a town that few Ozarkians remember. Don Rittenhouse, a Hollister resident, had ancestors who lived in Melva. “The old town site, the old hotel or boarding house, whatever they call it, by the railroad and then I saw where they had built houses up there on the lots. The best I remember, they didn’t have foundations; a lot of them just had rocks," said Rittenhouse. There isn't much left of Melva today. If you hike to see the ruins, you'll see several old foundations and a tall chimey that still stands amongst the trees. Juanita Campbell and her family lived in Melva for awhile. “I’m thrilled to death to see what’s left of it today. It’s like emotionally coming home. It feels great just to see it, it really does,” said Campbell. Melva had a relatively short life. People began to migrate there in the early 1900s as the Missouri Pacific railroad was completed north to Branson. Others who lived here made a living by farming or selling fruit and lumber. “It was a mining and railroad town. It had a big bridge crew," said Rittenhouse. Melva provided some hope for hardworking families. Then, on March 11, 1920, it almost disappeared. A violent tornado ripped through the Melva and changed the landscape and the lives of those that lived there forever. The tornado claimed 11 lives and flattened the town. Only a few homes and the schoolhouse were left. “Well, my dad and his parents lived there at Melva when the tornado came through," said Rittenhouse. The twister also destroyed Melva’s future. “I don’t think they tried to rebuild much. It just kind of disappeared, moved out, and I don’t remember being there much.” “So many were people injured and killed in it and that’s the main reason I think that they did not rebuild it. Plus the fact that you had Hollister at that time and Branson at that time so it was a very, very small rail stop," said Taney County historian Larry Howe. Today, part of the land is owned by Branson Creek Properties and its accessible from a hiking trail through the woods. “We fully intend to leave Melva intact, preserve the history as well as a few other parcels on this property. We want people just like Juanita to come back for years to come," said vice president of development Scott Bailey.Branson Creek Properties has mapped out how to see the Melva ruins. Click here to see its map and read a little bit more about the history of Melva.
  10. Do you have any exploring companions? We currently travel with our dog Honey, who is a pure bred German Shepherd (AKC). My wife swears the dog saved her live from a wild horse, but I was not there the verify the story. According to her and the kids, she was walking out on a trail when a lone male horse started running towards them at full speed. She yelled at the dog to go get em, and the dog took off barking at the horse. The dog and horse met up about 20 yards from the family and the horse veered left as the dog chased it a short distance. But you know how stories can be exaggerated when you are scared. How about you, do you have any pets you bring along with you? Any close calls with your pets, or your pets and wild animals?
  11. What are some of the things you enjoy when you are out exploring? Why do you go out to explore?   For me:   Believe it or not, one of things I really like is the food. For some reason, food just seems to taste better when eaten outdoors.   I enjoy the fresh air and the feeling of freedom that comes with getting way out in the middle of nowhere.   Animals is a huge part of being out, seeing uncommon and common animals, the more the better (just no damn cows El! LOL JK!). Seeing a single mountain lion makes a trip worth it!   Finding a good ghost town! Good to me is a place completely deserted but with plenty of sound structures, old cars, etc. My kids love these types of ghost towns, but they hate it when there is only ruble. They like to call it three rocks! "Nice dad, three rocks".   The dog gets to run free, and she loves running free!   Photography and sharing the experience!   How about you?
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