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RETURN TO ROBERTS RANCH: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

It’s been 30 years since I last visited the old mining cabin my family and I used to stay in while hunting in the White Mountains.  

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TUNNELS TO NOWHERE HIKE: A STRAYNGER RANGER EVENT

It was the perfect day for our first ever group event at the Tunnels to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains.  

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THOMPSON SMELTER RUINS: MASON VALLEY, NEVADA

Constructed in 1910 to process the copper ore from nearby mines, the ruins of this million dollar smelter and former townsite spread out over 1300 acres of high desert near Yerington, Nevada.                   

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ABANDONED MOJAVE MILL: A PHOTO ESSAY

Exploring a former hard rock precious metals processing and extraction facility that’s slowly decaying in Mojave National Preserve. ]    

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PORT OF TILLAMOOK BAY ABANDONED RAILROAD HIKE: SALMONBERRY RIVER, OREGON

This 10 mile hike along an abandoned railroad travels through numerous tunnels, bridges, and lush riparian forests as it makes its way through the rugged and remote Salmonberry River Canyon in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest.      

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COALDALE, NEVADA [ABANDONED]

This abandoned highway roadside ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada was built on coal and destroyed by gas.        

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GHOST CAMP[ING] IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: A PHOTO ESSAY

Camping in an old abandoned mining camp out in the Mojave Desert.  

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THE GHOST OF LITTLE LAKE, CA: OWENS VALLEY

Established in 1909 as a stop for travelers making their way between Los Angeles and the Eastern Sierra, this roadside settlement once included a store, auto repair shop, gas station, post office and an iconic rock-faced hotel. A highway realignment, […]

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SOYLENT ANNOYMENT

When the CEO from LA based meal-replacement startup Soylent, decided to plop a red shipping container on top of a Northeast LA hilltop that’s cherished for its open space, not everyone was welcoming.    

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DOWN AND OUT IN YERINGTON, NV

After getting cop block’d while exploring the abandoned Sage Crest Drive-In in Yerington, I headed over to the former mining town of Weed Heights to check out the recently designated Superfund site of the massive Anaconda Copper Mine.    

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