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    Little bit of an update (after a few years!!). I...

    Little bit of an update (after a few years!!). I went back up to the spot where I believe Weston to be, where I bushwhacked in a few years ago and found a developed area, but the brush was MUCH too...
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    Ha, we were up there around the same time. You...

    Ha, we were up there around the same time. You didn't see a bunch of FJ Cruisers did you?

    We were up there Saturday the 19th... Wasn't the best day to go because of all the skiiers.

    BTW, that...
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    I'm not one to believe in the paranormal, I don't...

    I'm not one to believe in the paranormal, I don't believe that ghosts exist. But I agree, every now and then I will get a "strange feeling" that will make me bug out.

    Two weeks ago we were in...
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    Yeah, we drove right through Tomboy. It was...

    Yeah, we drove right through Tomboy. It was really neat to see that huge mine!

    - Patrick
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    We were going to head to Elko county and look but...

    We were going to head to Elko county and look but unfortunately we didn't get a chance. Fortunately, we saw tons of ghost towns and abandoned mines while we were in Ouray!

    - Patrick
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    That would be The Brick. It's the second oldest...

    That would be The Brick. It's the second oldest tavern/saloon in the state. Roslyn at one time in the mid-late 1800s was one of the largest towns in the state, larger even than Seattle, thanks to...
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    Going to Ouray, CO...

    I'm heading to Ouray Colorado next week for the big FJ Cruiser get-together down there. Anyone know of any good ghost towns between Washington and Ouray? Specifically in like northeastern Nevada...
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    You had me excited for a second! Weston has been...

    You had me excited for a second! Weston has been what I've been hunting for now for a year or so.

    Easton still has some life, though. There's quite a few people there. Less than Roslyn or even...
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    Roslyn definitely. At one time it was one of the...

    Roslyn definitely. At one time it was one of the biggest cities in the state!

    Vostok 7
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    One or two? Heh, more like 4 or 5. And not a...

    One or two? Heh, more like 4 or 5. And not a whole lot to see anymore.



    Ha, I think that's a quote for the Lester Wikipedia entry I posted.

    To explain why Stampede was used, I'd have to...
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    Now that I have the location somewhat fixed I...

    Now that I have the location somewhat fixed I plan to go up there and get some pictures of the area so everyone can see what I have found.

    I submitted the entry to the Ghost Towns site but they...
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    They have it closed again passed Lester? ...

    They have it closed again passed Lester?


    Lester is "closed" but they let you walk in. Is it closed further down to ALL traffic?

    I know it used to be closed to ALL traffic up there just...
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    I wasn't aware Gertrude's house burned. I...

    I wasn't aware Gertrude's house burned. I thought hers was one of the two just outside the gate, and both of which are still there.

    There is sure alot of history in that area. Just towards the...
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    There's also Ronald north of Roslyn. Out in the...

    There's also Ronald north of Roslyn. Out in the woods to the west of Ronald one can find old air vent stations for the coal mines.

    Liberty was gold mining, Roslyn and Ronald were coal mining. ...
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    I have the Washington Ghost Towns one. Pretty...

    I have the Washington Ghost Towns one. Pretty neat stuff! The old maps aren't very accurate and neither are the new maps but it gives you an idea at least.

    I found 'em at Jerrolls in...
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    It's an interesting town to say the least. ...

    It's an interesting town to say the least.

    Yesterday we were over in Bellevue and I had to go to the Lego store in Bellevue Square to pick up the Lego model of a BNSF GP-38 diesel in the Heritage...
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    What a coincidence. I bought that book not long...

    What a coincidence. I bought that book not long after you must have read through it! :D

    It is a nice book. One nice part is it has a simple map showing the old pre-1913 routing of the railway...
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    OK now that's funny.

    OK now that's funny.
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    A rear e-locker is an option. The manuals have...

    A rear e-locker is an option. The manuals have center lockers standard. A-TRAC works so well though you rarely need a locker.

    - Patrick
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    Was Rhyolite the ruins that the escapees went to...

    Was Rhyolite the ruins that the escapees went to in the movie The Island?

    Sure looks similar.

    - Patrick
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    Flatiron, Sorry but you're wrong. Most FJ...

    Flatiron,

    Sorry but you're wrong. Most FJ owners are hardcore off-roading types. Sure, we have a fair share of people who wanted a Mall-Rated H2 or H3 but couldn't afford it, but most FJ owners...
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    Just got your email and printed out the picture...

    Just got your email and printed out the picture you sent me. I'm amazed. It's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for: a reasonably accurate and detailed map of the original 1880-1913 line. ...
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    If you can get it to email send it to me by...

    If you can get it to email send it to me by email. My good email for that is patrickw @ tadco.com (take out the spaces).

    There's a map my dad saw down at the old Cle Elum station that they...
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    No. I know they used to use it as a ultralight...

    No. I know they used to use it as a ultralight landing and takeoff pad but the river washed most of it away now, it's kinda cut in half now. There's also no tower or anything there anymore either. ...
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    We walked in last weekend and yesterday too....

    We walked in last weekend and yesterday too. Didn't make it quite to Lester proper either time but found some interesting stuff.

    Yesterday we took the small side road that turns off just before...
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