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    Kasey, My sympathies. Whether it is mine...

    Kasey,

    My sympathies. Whether it is mine exploration or just any outdoor exploration, there are dangers that one needs to be aware of or at least consider that our wild lands have situations that...
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    The area was devastated by a fire several years...

    The area was devastated by a fire several years ago, but before that most of the mining equipment including the cart had disappeared. There are probably places much more interesting to visit. Send me...
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    I went to your link with the pictures from your...

    I went to your link with the pictures from your hike. Very nice stuff and good history there.

    NJ
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    I want to thank both of the above people for...

    I want to thank both of the above people for their history about Camp Lackey. I go back every now and then to see the place. There is a stream nearby with a population of beautiful yellow lemon...
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    Mike has it right. There is nothing wrong with a...

    Mike has it right. There is nothing wrong with a hobby like metal detecting, however---please be aware of the limitations. Just like there is nothing wrong with shooting as a hobby-- but with...
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    Artifacts themselves might have some value...

    Artifacts themselves might have some value related to their desirability as a art piece or a piece of historical interest. What people don't understand is that once the piece is removed from the site...
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    Thank you, David, that does explain everything...

    Thank you, David, that does explain everything about who was involved; and explains nothing about why a rescue was not able to be performed. There are hints, but the reporting lacks someone who would...
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    Open mine shafts are not just a hazard for...

    Open mine shafts are not just a hazard for humans, but are actually, a much greater hazard to wildlife. This past weekend, I spent camping at Black Butte Mine in the southern Cady Mountains....
  9. I visited some of my favorites in Searles and...

    I visited some of my favorites in Searles and Panamint valley and didn't find some but found others I had never heard of.

    Great job!

    NJ
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    "Desert Megaphone" etc. It sits on a rocky hump...

    "Desert Megaphone" etc. It sits on a rocky hump above Mesquite Spring and the Tonopah and Tidewater rail bed just north of the Mesquite Hills crossing. There are obvious side roads leading to the...
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    There are roads that parallel the rail bed for...

    There are roads that parallel the rail bed for many miles. The bed itself has a thousand wash-outs where every low spot funneled a flash flood or desert torrent into the questionable accommodations...
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    Don, I was down in your neck of the woods a week...

    Don, I was down in your neck of the woods a week ago---Ludlow. Below is a shot of the Tonopah and Tidewater rail bed on the way out to Crucero. Ever seen this next item?

    NJ

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    I was camping in Grass Valley south of Pilot...

    I was camping in Grass Valley south of Pilot Knob, California, this past weekend and spent much time cleaning the site of shooter glass, brass, and unspent cartridges. After staring at almost all of...
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    Lakeside Classics

    I guess I am behind the times, but there is a series of books from Lakeside Publishing called The Lakeside Classics. I found out about these from reading Kit Carson's Autobiography edited with an...
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    Don, do you have any photo's of Coloradoville,...

    Don, do you have any photo's of Coloradoville, Nevada?

    NJ
  16. Off the topic of railroad levees but on the topic...

    Off the topic of railroad levees but on the topic of the Salton Sea Trough is a book I greatly enjoy, Old Time Cattlemen and other pioneers of the Anza Borrego area, by Lester Reed. It has a whole...
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    I've been to Bodie. Not my idea of a ghost town,...

    I've been to Bodie. Not my idea of a ghost town, but Bodie is my idea of a ghost town state park---probably the best ghost town state park ever made. I know anthropologists who did the original...
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    A couple characters to make this message...

    A couple characters to make this message post-able and then--Cool!

    NJ
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    Barker Ranch, in Death Valley National Park...

    Barker Ranch, in Death Valley National Park burned down a year or so ago. Here was their "Innie" and the rules of the procedure associated with the process.

    NJ

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    Vulture, did you take that photo? That is quite a...

    Vulture, did you take that photo? That is quite a piece of art. I know Sunrise is a pro--and Don, but if you are the one who did that last image---I need to add you to my list of pro's at this site....
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    I've said this before: My brother is an...

    I've said this before:

    My brother is an anthropologist. I have been with him on Santa Rosa Island when he and some other anthropologists discovered a pygmy mammoth molar. They photographed it, got...
  22. The road up is definitely a 4wd, high clearance,...

    The road up is definitely a 4wd, high clearance, affair, but driveable. We went up in a 06 Toyota Tundra stock truck. Much bigger and you would have trouble in the Pinyons. The turn off is along the...
  23. I no longer have most of my my Orange County...

    I no longer have most of my my Orange County history books; but, if a person was to steal horses in Orange County, one of the major canyons to escape over the mountains to the unpopulated inland is...
  24. Disclaimer: I have never seen this building nor...

    Disclaimer: I have never seen this building nor know much about Quartzsite, however, the following can be found in Nell Murbarger's Ghosts of the Adobe Walls:

    "Tyson, Fort or Wells. Yuma County,...
  25. Take the exit towards the Santa Ana Mountains....

    Take the exit towards the Santa Ana Mountains. Horse Thief Canyon is west of Horse Thief Road.

    NJ
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