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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

 

 

 

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We were out that way in May, checking out some old mines up 447, just past Wadsworth (if you check my YT channel from that period, you'll see the Fallout Shelter Mine - you may know of it already). 

We stopped at Olinghouse on the way out, saw that trailer w/ patio, and some of the collapsed works just a bit up the road.  The road was basically a series of small streams at the time, but we made it as far as the main fenced off building.  There was a dog around, and a light on, but we never saw a human.  We never did make it past there and up to the older mine workings, since we both had a long drive home.  I'd like to get back into the area though.  I'm content to go overland from the north and avoid the road, but that would take some serious planning. 

I *wish* I was located in Reno.  You hear that loud flushing-sucking sound?  That's California.  Nggh...

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