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LexandNeek

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Hi, this is Lex and Neek.  We're a married couple from southern California and we're happy to find and join this forum!  We have a youtube channel where we have been sharing our adventures for a little over a year now, but we've enjoyed exploring abandoned places together for well over a decade now.  Whether it's something local or something we see on a road trip, we love the adventure of exploring an abandoned place. We particularly are fascinated with discovering the history of these places, whether it's from information provided at the site or researching online. But sometimes we can't find the history, so we are left with a mystery.

That is precisely what happened during our recent drive through "The Loneliest Road in America," Highway 50 in Nevada. Between Ely and Eureka, there is an abandoned cabin that remains a complete mystery and fills our imaginations with wonder. Could this cabin be a genuine relic of the Old West? Could it be from the 20s or 30s, either a bootlegger’s hideout, an old miner, sheepherder or a Great Depression crash pad? Or maybe the construction is from a more recent era, perhaps by hippies attempting to live off the land?

If anyone has any answers to this mystery, let us know!

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If you have the GPS coordinates, load up google earth (or your favourite mapping software) and import Nevada USGS Features and Mines in Nevada .kml files from here: http://offroadinghome.com/nevada/nevada.htm

Those two files will put a lot of waypoints on your map, mines and 'features'.  Here's a section of 50 between Austin and Ely (from Basecamp), you can see that there's a whole lot there.  Find your cabin location and see if there's anything nearby..

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On 10/31/2017 at 2:08 PM, braindead0 said:

If you have the GPS coordinates, load up google earth (or your favourite mapping software) and import Nevada USGS Features and Mines in Nevada .kml files from here: http://offroadinghome.com/nevada/nevada.htm

Those two files will put a lot of waypoints on your map, mines and 'features'.  Here's a section of 50 between Austin and Ely (from Basecamp), you can see that there's a whole lot there.  Find your cabin location and see if there's anything nearby..

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Thanks for that link.  Unfortunately, we don't have the GPS coordinates.  We were driving a rental car that didn't have a GPS system.

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