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TIPI LIVING IN HISTORIC CHINA RANCH

This hidden oasis near the southeastern corner of Death Valley National Park includes a massive date farm planted from seeds in the early 1920s, tipi lodging, incredible hiking opportunities within the Amargosa River Valley and one of the best date shakes […]

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PLEASANTON TALC MINE: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Inside/Out – Exploring the remains of the Pleasanton Talc Mine one of the numerous mines located in the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park.  

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IBEX SPRINGS GHOST CAMP: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Established as a mining camp in the 1880s, Ibex Springs on the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park, is probably one of the parks least visited areas and that’s exactly why I wanted to check it out.  

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EAGLE CLIFF CABIN JTNP

Dating back to 1895, Eagle Cliff Cabin is one of the oldest and best preserved historic structures within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park. Built inside a natural cave-like alcove of giant boulders and not found on any tourist […]

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THE MINES OF LAS FLORES CANYON

Exploring the mines & water tunnels of Las Flores Canyon above Altadena, CA.    

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AMALIE MILL & MINE

Dating back to 1894, the Amalie Mill & Mine near Caliente, CA remains one of the best preserved mining sites in and around Kern County.    

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LA MINING: ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

You can still find some amazing artifacts from LA’s mining days if you know where to look.

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BIG HORN MINE [EXTERIOR]

Perched nearly 7000 feet up on the rugged eastern face of Mount Baden-Powell and overlooking the historic East Fork of the San Gabriel River, sits one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.      

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INSIDE BIG HORN MINE

Inside one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.    

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KENNEDY GOLD MINE

The Kennedy Mine in California’s Gold Country, is famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet) and demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California.        

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