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    Default 2014 Nevada/Mojave ghost town trip

    I finally finished posting a report on my latest adventure,
    exploring old mines and ghost towns in Nevada and the Mojave desert:

    http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Nevad..._Part_One.html

    Sites I visited this year include:

    Viking Mine, CA
    Buckhorn Mine, CA
    Saline Valley, CA
    Gray Eagle Mine, CA
    Bunker Hill Mine, CA
    North Star Mines, NV
    Black Hawk Mine, NV
    Silver Gulch Mine, NV
    Belleville, NV
    Reward Mine, NV
    Warner Corral, NV
    Gunmetal Mine, NV
    Turquoise Bonanza Mine, NV
    Simon, NV
    Rawhide Ranch, NV
    Illinois Mill, NV
    Illinois Mine, NV
    Quartz Mountain and the San Rafael Mine, NV
    Broken Hills Mine, NV
    West Lodi Mine, NV
    Victory Mine, NV
    Buffalo Summit, NV
    Knickerbocker, NV
    Ione, NV
    Pigeon Springs, NV
    Sylvania Mountain Mine, NV
    Log Spring, NV
    Olsen's Folly, NV
    Willow Spring, CA
    Bonnie Claire, NV
    Thorp's Well, NV
    Rhyolite, NV
    Death Valley Junction, CA
    Danby, CA

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    Ray,
    Thank you for taking the time to post about your trip each year. I enjoy reading about and seeing these places that I may never get to go to in person. You certainly pack a lot of sites into each day. Do you ever wonder what you may have missed seeing while traveling after dark?

    Again, thank you for sharing with us. I'm looking forward to seeing next year's post.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang John View Post
    Ray,
    Do you ever wonder what you may have missed seeing while traveling after dark?
    Yeah. Usually what I miss is the place I'm looking for, to spend the night! Whenever possible, if I'm going to be arriving after dark, I try to have a site picked out which I've been to previously, or which is easy to find.

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    Fantastic trip... thanks for sharing!

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    I just have a Tent with me.
    If possible use a Campsite or just next to a Road along.

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    I always have a tent with me "just in case", but I haven't used it in years. It's a pain to set up and take down, especially since I never spend more than one night in the same place. And I'd much rather sleep under the stars anyway. If it's raining or something, it's easier to just lay back the driver's seat and sleep in the car.

    Due to my wife's health issues, I have very limited time to travel. So when I do go, I try to spend the night at an area of interest such as a mine or ghost town.

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    I've travelled with those who packed a lot of sites into a day, but found that I just don't enjoy it nor do I see what I want to check out, and many a location I have not had the circumstances to revisit. So now I don't pack too much into a day anymore and I enjoy it far more.

    It has been my practice to camp simply, sleeping in the back of my truck (camper shell), tailgate cooking. Simple and inexpensive camp gear and cooking supplies. Packed in tote boxes for ease of storage and use. And I usually camp in historic locations. I like to arrive and set up camp at least two hours before sunset to get maximum enjoyment out of the place I select. A glass of wine and a sunset stroll, as well as a hot cup of coffee and a sunrise stroll in a ghost town is a magical moment.

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    Default Any Ghostowns near Tonopah Nevada 862-243-0769

    I would love to hear from you
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Dunakin View Post
    I always have a tent with me "just in case", but I haven't used it in years. It's a pain to set up and take down, especially since I never spend more than one night in the same place. And I'd much rather sleep under the stars anyway. If it's raining or something, it's easier to just lay back the driver's seat and sleep in the car.

    Due to my wife's health issues, I have very limited time to travel. So when I do go, I try to spend the night at an area of interest such as a mine or ghost town.

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