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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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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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ARNE’S ROYAL HAWAIIAN MOTEL: ABANDONED

Opened in 1957 in Baker, CA, Arne’s Royal Hawaiian Motel had a great run until economic hardship following the Great Recession finally closed it down for good in 2009.  

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ABANDONED HOUSE SUNRISE: ROSAMOND, CA

Watching the sun come up from an abandoned house out in the Mojave Desert might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but I’m not like everyone else.  

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TECOPA, CA

This former mining town, with its healing waters, incredible landscape, abandoned treasures and rich mining history, is a great place to explore on your way to Death Valley National Park.    

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TUNGSTEN TOWN: THE GHOST OF ATOLIA, CA

This once booming mining town of over 2000 people included a dairy, four restaurants, a movie theater, and the “Bucket of Blood” saloon. Today, it sits abandoned slowly succumbing to the harsh desert elements that surround it.  

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A DRIVING TOUR ALONG SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC RIDGE ROUTE

Considered an engineering marvel in its day, this 48-mile route traveled along the mountain ridges between Castaic Junction to the bottom of the grade at Grapevine, CA and was the first paved highway to directly link the LA Basin to […]

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