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  1. Last fall I followed the Pony express markers...

    Last fall I followed the Pony express markers from Old Town Sac to Genoa Nv. Some are a bit tricky to find and some were kinda just a waste of time and fuel. I'll let you decide.

    The marker in...
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    I read the same article and soon after my Dad...

    I read the same article and soon after my Dad found a book describing all the stations in Nv. He gave it to me and I'm about halfway through it. The book's author seems to have visited most if not...
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    Yup, that's the Engle Mine. That and the Walker...

    Yup, that's the Engle Mine. That and the Walker Mine (farther south) were both Copper Mines. The Lucky S which is almost directly between them was a Gold Mine...... :confused: .

    Unlike the Engle...
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    Yup, that's it. That and the Walker Mine (farther...

    Yup, that's it. That and the Walker Mine (farther south) were both Copper Mines. The Lucky S which is almost directly between them was a Gold Mine...... :confused: .

    Unlike the Engle Mine the...
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    We came, we saw, we left.... Ted and the...

    We came, we saw, we left....

    Ted and the Girls took a bunch of pics. Maybe they will post them for our enjoyment.

    Due to a navigation error we made a complete circuit around the town and...
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    9:00 is still good. I'll just leave a bit earlier...

    9:00 is still good. I'll just leave a bit earlier than planned. No worries... See Ya Sat
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    Well CRAP, due to 2 new fires near Belden and...

    Well CRAP, due to 2 new fires near Belden and Rich Bar. Both of which are rich (no pun intended) in mining history. Hwy 70 is closed from the Hwy 89 Wye (10 miles west of Quincy) west/downstream to...
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    9:00ish at the dam it is. 99% of the time I go...

    9:00ish at the dam it is. 99% of the time I go thru there on my Motorcyce and it's about 20mins from the dam to Janesville. I forget I'm on 4 wheels and need to double the travel time.....
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    For me meeting at Janesville is at least an hour...

    For me meeting at Janesville is at least an hour (each way) out of the way. It's a bunch shorter and easier for me to come up via Taylorsville and meet at the lake.

    Ted mentioned going in to the...
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    Saw Chuck earlier this week in Paradise. Told him...

    Saw Chuck earlier this week in Paradise. Told him a few of us were coming up on the 2nd. I think he will enjoy the company.

    Told him I woud stop by either on the way in or out depending on the...
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    I don't know how many campground hosts they have...

    I don't know how many campground hosts they have up there. If it's Chuck tell him Ron from the Eagles in Paradise said Hi.....

    Post a meeting place and time as the date draws near and I'll do my...
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    With that kind of challenge I'm tempted to bring...

    With that kind of challenge I'm tempted to bring the rock buggy and see it anyone has the b***s to follow.

    Sounds like fun, 90% sure I can go. Living in Paradise and being a few miles (as the...
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    Longer trips = 2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. Good...

    Longer trips = 2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. Good ground clearance, a rear locker and good wheel travel get my to 99% of the sites I want to see.

    Short and/or rougher trips = 1986 Suzuki Samurai...
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    I said best not easiest. If it was easy every...

    I said best not easiest. If it was easy every armchair ghost-towner would go there and it would look like Disneyland in 3 days.

    I have the GPS cords, an old Forest Service Map and the directions....
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    These are the best directions I could find. Check...

    These are the best directions I could find. Check in the "comments" section.... http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ca/luckysminingtown.html
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    A fire did go thru there. A local rumor says the...

    A fire did go thru there. A local rumor says the buildings were untouched.

    The Lucky S is on my list for this summer. As of Sunday there are still 3-4 foot snow drifts on the north side of most...
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    I'm probably preaching to the choir here...

    I'm probably preaching to the choir here but..........

    Don't miss Berlin and Ichthyosoar sp? State Prk, Ophir (don't try to drive over the summit west to east it's ugly on a dirt bike), Belmont...
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    We were probably 100 yards off the dock near...

    We were probably 100 yards off the dock near Plumas Pines. From what I've heard the old town that was covered by the lake is near the Dam.

    If I remember right (seldom happens at my age) I have...
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    25ish years ago a friend of mine told me about...

    25ish years ago a friend of mine told me about the "ruins" under Lake Almanure (Almanure comes from the early/mid 1900s when the sewer chunks from Chester on the lake were thick enough to walk on)...
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    Thanx so much, looks like I need to plan an extra...

    Thanx so much, looks like I need to plan an extra day for this trip. I hope to get out that way next spring.
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    Every year my Boss and a few of our friends and...

    Every year my Boss and a few of our friends and customers go through Belmont on dirtbikes. They stay at the Monitor Inn and really enjoy the place.

    My question is where in relation to the town...
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    I use both, I tell peole who ask, "why both?"...

    I use both, I tell peole who ask, "why both?" that one is my 2D nav system and the other is my 3D nav system :D .

    My GPS tells me where I am but the map gives me the over-all picture. I also...
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    Lucky S mine, Plumas Co.

    What a bummer... :( The Lucky S mine was/is on my list of must see places this fall.

    The problem is, the "Moonlight Fire" went through there 2 weeks ago. Only the paved roads in the Antelope...
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